Rachel Riley releases new baby snaps

Rachel Riley releases new baby snaps

Countdown star Rachel Riley has celebrated the birth of her baby daughter with some new snaps.

The maths whizz, 34, gave birth to her baby girl, Maven Aria, in her bathroom in December, two weeks after her due date.

She has released a new set of images with her newborn baby and husband, ex-Strictly Come Dancing professional Pasha Kovalev.

Rachel Riley, husband Pasha Kovalev and daughter Maven Aria
Rachel Riley, husband Pasha Kovalev and daughter Maven Aria (Charlotte Emily Gray for From Babies With Love)

Riley and Kovalev met on Strictly in 2013, and married in a Las Vegas ceremony in 2019.

The photos are part of a collaboration with From Babies With Love, a social enterprise baby brand which says it donates all its profits to orphaned and abandoned children.

Rachel Riley releases new baby snaps

Riley said: "As a new parent I feel even more strongly about creating positive change in the world, for my own daughter and for children everywhere."

Purchases support more than 7,000 children, including through the charity Street Child, which educates children in the "world's toughest places".

Its Street Child projects include schemes in Internally Displaced Persons Camps in Nigeria, and a school in northern Uganda for South Sudanese refugee children.

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Rachel Riley (right) with Countdown co-stars Susie Dent and Nick Hewer (Channel 4)
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LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 16: Rachel Riley seen attending Cirque du Soleil press night for 'TOTEM' at Royal Albert Hall on January 16, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Ricky Vigil/GC Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - NOVEMBER 12: Rachel Riley during VIP arrivals for British Take Away Awards 2018 at Savoy Hotel on November 12, 2018 in London, England. PHOTOGRAPH BY Jamy / Barcroft Images (Photo credit should read Jamy / Barcroft Media via Getty Images)
TV presenter Rachel Riley before the Emirates FA Cup Final at Wembley Stadium, London.
Sir Alex Ferguson (left) and Rachel Riley (centre) in the stands during the Premier League match at Old Trafford, Manchester.
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Rachel Riley attends a gala dinner at Old Trafford in Manchester, held by Manchester United and Unicef to raise funds for the charity.
Rachel Riley attending the 2017 Television and Radio Industries Club Awards, Grosvenor House, Park Lane, London.
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From Babies With Love founder Cecilia Crossley said: "I'd like to thank Rachel for so kindly giving her time to support From Babies With Love and Street Child."

The Love collection is at www.frombabieswithlove.org

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