Antony Costa and his fiancée Rosanna have introduced their newborn baby girl Savannah Rosa to ! magazine.
In an exclusive interview and photoshoot, Antony, 33, and Rosanna, 28, welcomed the publication into their Essex home and spoke about their little bundle of joy.
“When I sing, she stops crying and is literally mesmerised by music,” said Antony. “I”m a huge Sinatra fan and sang One For My Baby to her in hospital a few hours after she was born and she loved it.”
The Blue star added, “Every time I hold her, she feels like our little miracle.”
Antony Costa and his fiancée Rosanna present ten-day-old baby Savannah
While Rosanna had planned a water birth with music and candles, on the day, the dental nurse had to be rushed to hospital where she went through a 30-hour ordeal.
“It was really traumatic,” said Rosanna. “I started to cry because I was scared in case anything went wrong.”
“The thing is, I felt so useless,” said Antony. “To see your loved one going through the pain she did is horrible. You don”t know what to do and when they said they needed to get the baby out straight away, I thought, “This is dangerous now. This is life or death.”
“Seeing what Rosanna went through has made us even closer. I”ve promised I will never complain about having a headache again.”
Read the full interview in this week”s issue of ! magazine out now
Antony and Rosanna, who met in an Essex nightclub two years ago and got engaged last December, are taking one step at a time. It”s early days for wedding plans but the couple revealed that they want to tie the knot next year when Savannah is 18-months-old and she can walk down the aisle as a flower girl.
Antony, whose father is Greek Cypriot, added that he had considered a Greek wedding but will most likely have a “traditional” country house ceremony.
The singer, who had to move back in with his parents after Blue parted ways and Antony ran out of money, spoke highly of his soon-to-be wife.
“Rosanna is my soulmate,” said Antony. “She”s very level-headed and keeps me on my toes, keeps me grounded. She is a real anchor for me, which I need. I don”t really want to be going out with my mates any more. These days, I rush home because I want to see Savannah.”
Read the full interview and see more photos in this week”s issue of ! magazine, out now.