‘Grandchild number two!’ Dean Gaffney announces he’s become a grandfather for the second time after his daughter Chloe gives to baby girl
Dean Gaffney has become a grandfather for the second time, after one of his twin daughters, Chloe, gave birth.
The former EastEnders actor, 44, took to Instagram on Friday to announce the happy news.
He wrote: ‘Grandchild number 2! ❤️ Welcome to the world baby Penelope. Born: 23-01-23/ 6 pound 10oz. So nice for Mimi to have a sister.’
New addition to the family: Dean Gaffney, 44, has become a grandfather for the second time, after one of his twin daughters, Chloe, gave birth
The ex soap star shared a snap of the newborn as she lay tucked up in the warm under a textured blanket.
Dean first became a granddad in July 2021 when his daughter Chloe gave birth to her little girl Mimi.
The star, who is most famous for playing hapless Robbie on BBC soap EastEnders, took to Instagram at the time to share a picture of himself cradling the child in his arms and is looking at the newborn affectionately.
Breaking: The former EastEnders actor took to Instagram on Friday to announce the happy news
Dean captioned the photo, ‘Welcome to this crazy world, my beautiful granddaughter Mimi. I am very happy to announce I am a GRANDAD ❤️ ‘
He added: ‘I can’t believe my baby is now a mother, proud is an understatement. Chloe and Declan you’re going to be amazing parents. X Baby Mimi, born: 07.07.2021.. 7 pound 14oz.’
He joked with his 88k followers: ‘Just to thank everyone in advance, I know I don’t look old enough to be a father let alone a grandfather!’
Adorable: Dean previously revealed he had become a grandfather aged 43 on Instagram in July 2021 as his daughter Chloe had given birth to her first baby
Cute: He captioned the photo, ‘Welcome to this crazy world, my beautiful granddaughter Mimi’
The actor shares twins, Chloe and Charlotte, with ex partner Sarah Burge.
The pair met when they were just 15-years-old and dated for 22 years before they announced their split in June 2015, after he admitted to cheating on her with a string of women.
Dean -who has reportedly bedded over 1,000 women- went on to date Rebekah Ward in 2016, shortly after his split from Sarah.
Happy families: Chloe (pictured) is one of Dean’s twin daughters – and now Mimi and Penelope’s mother
However in March 2019 the actor was reportedly dumped by his model girlfriend after three years together.
The blonde bombshell told the actor to ‘take a hike’ after she grew ‘bored of his antics and felt like a trophy on his arm,’ The Sun reported at the time.
An insider said: ‘She got bored of his antics and felt like a trophy on his arm, not a girlfriend he treasured and wanted to marry.
‘Dean was gutted when it happened but Rebekah had reached the end of her tether and left him.
‘She feels like she is better off by herself and seeing as Dean thinks he’s some kind of stud.
‘He’ll no doubt manage to charm someone else into being his girlfriend in no time.’
Old flame: Dean and ex Sarah Burge met at 15-years-old and dated for 22 years before they announced their split in June 2015, after he admitted to cheating on her (pictured in 2006)