YouTuber, author, and businesswoman Zoë Sugg has announced the arrival of her first child! She and her long-time boyfriend, Alfie Deyes, welcomed their little one into the world on August 29th.
It’s a girl! Zoë shared a picture of her daughter laying on a knitted blanket wearing a blue outfit and a goldenrod-colored bow. She also revealed the name they chose for their daughter: Ottilie Rue Deyes. Ottilie is a Dutch name that means “Rich.” Alfie shared an image of his daughter to his own Instagram account. The image showed the newborn wearing the same attire as in Zoë’s image but from a different view.
The Zoella founder announced in March of this year that she and Alfie would be growing their family. She posted a video set to the song “Somewhere Over The Rainbow / What A Wonderful World” by Israel Kamakawiwo’ole that featured a video collage of her showing off her growing baby bump, getting a sonogram, and more shots of her throughout the beginning of her pregnancy.
Zoë, who has been sharing her life on YouTube since 2009 and has nearly 5 million subscribers, began dating Alfie in 2012. The couple has no plans to become engaged, though they have eluded to marriage in the past. In one video, the co-founder of the Filmm app shared that she thinks Alfie will have the perfect proposal up his sleeve. She said, “I 100% know that you will plan [the proposal]…and you’ll do it really nicely.”
Congratulations to Zoë and Alfie on welcoming baby Ottilie into the world! We wish them all the best on their exciting new journey as parents.