EXCLUSIVE ‘Welcome to the world, my grandson’: EastEnders actress Jessie Wallace becomes grandmother age 50 after her daughter Tallulah, 17, gives birth to baby boy
EastEnders star Jessie Wallace is a grandmother at 50 after her 17-year-old daughter Tallulah gave birth to her first child.
The actress, who plays Kat Slater on the BBC One soap, announced the arrival of her grandson on her Instagram page, saying: ‘Welcome to the world, my grandson SJ. You are loved, cherished, and adored.’
Jessie was congratulated by her Albert Square co-stars including Lacey Turner, 33, and Jimmy Bye, 38, who play Stacey Slater and Martin Fowler in the long-running drama.
New addition: EastEnders star Jessie Wallace is a grandmother at 50 after her 17-year-old daughter Tallulah gave birth to her first child
A source close to Jessie told MailOnline said: ‘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.’
Jessie excitedly shared the news of her daughter’s arrival on Tuesday alongside a black and white image of grandson SJ.
Lacy, who plays Jessie’s second cousin in EastEnders, commented: ‘Beautiful boy’, while Balvinder Sopal, known to fans as Suki Panesar, said: ‘Congratulations.’
One pal commented: ‘Do don’t look old enough to be a nana yet.’
The mother-of-one shares daughter Tallulah with her ex-partner Dave Morgan but the couple split shortly after she was born.
Jessie began dating the policeman in 2004 after Dave accompanied her in court where she was appearing on a drink and drive charge.
They split four years later and Dave later appeared on Channel 5 reality show The Farm.
Jessie has attempted to keep Tallulah out of the spotlight but in 2019 revealed the teenager had been robbed by a gang in Muswell Hill, north London when she was 14.
She ranted online over how police had failed to investigate the crime after calling at the house in the early hours of the next morning, seven hours after the attack.
Jessie was responding to a concerned father on social media who made several attempts to report his own daughter’s mugging on March 5, 2019.