Brian Dowling thanks his sister for being the surrogate mother of her baby

Brian Dowling thanks his sister for being the surrogate mother of her baby

Brian Dowling thanks his sister for being the surrogate mother of her baby

Brian Dowling

Brain Dowling became a father after his sister acted as a surrogate for her little girl. (Getty Images)

Brian Dowling paid tribute to his “holy” sister Aoife for being a surrogate mother, as he and her husband welcomed a baby girl.

The 44-year-old TV presenter – became famous after winning the second series of Big Brother in 2001 – married to Armenian professional dancer Arthur Gourounlian, 42, and they became parents of their daughter Blake on Thursday 1 September.

Dowling has now shared a lengthy post thanking his “absolutely amazing” sister, revealing that she endured the “vile” and “disgusting” troll messages for carrying her child, whose biological mother is an anonymous egg donor.

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He said: “You are an absolutely amazing human being. From our first joking conversations about this in 2015, when you moved with us to London, to our more serious conversations about it in January 2021 in the midst of the pandemic, when we would continue our daily walks This has been in the works for years.

“Your dedication and focus has been out of this world. You have always made yourself available to everyone to express their views on this and you have never wavered. Even the vile / disgusting messages we all received encouraged us to be more open. about our surrogacy journey. “

Watch: Brian Dowling and husband introduce their baby girl

Dowling revealed that there have been difficulties in allowing Aoife to take hormones to aid fertility due to the lack of surrogacy legislation in Ireland.

She confessed that he and husband Gourounlian – whom she married in 2015 – had been prepared to give up their struggle to conceive through IVF egg donation, but it was her sister who encouraged them to keep trying.

Brian Dowling

Brian Dowling said his sister was targeted by trolls for being his surrogate. (Getty Images)

The former SM: Live TV the presenter added: “You are not just my sister or Arthur’s sister-in-law, you are an angel and my best friend. You deserve the world and everything you want. We love you Aoife dear you are our queen and I wish you to long reign. “

The Irish star became famous as the second winner of the Channel 4 reality show Big Brother and also won Last Big Brother in 2010. He went on to lead the show for Canale 5.

Dowling proudly announced on Instagram to his 208,000 followers: “Please be honest about the arrival of our beautiful daughter Blake Maria Rose Dowling Gourounlian.

“[She] was safely delivered on Thursday September 1st at 2:52 pm weighing 7 lbs 4 ounces.

“We are absolutely, totally with her and we cannot believe she is here and is ours.

Brian Dowling hosts Celebrity Big Brother.

Brian Dowling hosted Big Brother for Channel 5. (PA)

“None of this would have been possible without our donor, a woman we have never met or of whom we have never seen a photo but who has given us the gift of life.”

He added that Sister Aoife is “a saint to us” and he and her husband “will be grateful for the rest of our lives.”

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She said, “Baby Blake can’t wait for her Aunt Aoife to spoil her.”

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