EastEnders’ Jessie Wallace announces exciting new family addition

The actress who plays the iconic Kat Slater star has announced incredible news

Jessie Wallace EastEnders

by Nathan Katnoria |

Congratulations are in order for EastEnders legend Jessie Wallace, who plays the iconic Kat Slater, after she announced some exciting family news.

Earlier this week, Jessie revealed that she’d become a grandma at the age of 50 after her daughter Tallulah, 17, gave birth to a baby boy.

The actor took to Instagram to share an adorable snap of the newborn and shared his name for the first time.

Alongside the black and white photo, Jessie wrote, “Welcome to the world, my grandson SJ. You are loved, cherished and adored.”

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©Instagram/Jessie Wallace

The post has since removed from social media, but not before Jessie’s EastEnders could share their congratulations in the comments section.

Lacey Turner, who plays Jessie’s on-screen cousin Stacey Slater, commented, “Beautiful boy,” while Balvinder Sopal, who plays resident baddie Suki Panesar, wrote, “Congratulations.”

Another of Jessie’s followers told her she “don’t look old enough to be a nana yet”.

A source close to the soap star told MailOnline, “Jessie is chuffed to bits about being a grandmother. Her close circle knew Tallulah was pregnant and how excited the family were. They’re both looking forward to making a lifetime of memories.”

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Who is Jessie Wallace's daughter?

Tallulah Lilac Morgan is the daughter of EastEnders star Jessie Wallace. She's 17 years old and lives with her mum at their London home. Talulah recently became a mum for the first time when she gave birth to baby boy named SJ.

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Who is Jessie Wallace's husband?

Jessie shares Tallulah with her policeman ex, Dave Morgan, but they split when their daughter was just seven months old. Since then, Jessie has dated American toyboy Andy Burton and singer Tim Arnold.

The soap star was engaged to be married to catering boss Vince Morse, but she called off their wedding in 2011 after discovering that he'd sent sexts to an old flame.

Who is Jessie Wallace's sister?

Jessie has two younger sisters, Danielle Mason, and Joanne Harman, although they were caught up in a ten-year feud after Jessie snubbed them from her wedding guest list in 2011. Although the sisters managed to mend their rift, Danielle revealed they'd fallen out once again in 2019.

She told The Daily Star Sunday, "We've fallen out again. She stitched me up on my birthday, so I got the hump. I just got the nark. We fell out. We had a massive row and called each other all the names under the sun. It was worse than anything on a soap opera.

"She is quite grown up. She doesn't argue back. But I am horrible."

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