Rachel Riley shares brand new family photo with Pasha Kovalev and baby daughter Maven as she reveals how she celebrated her birthday
Rachel Riley might have had a low-key birthday this year, but she spent it with her favourite people! The Countdown star took to Instagram this week to share a brand new family snapshot, showing her with husband Pasha Kovalev and their baby daughter Maven, as she revealed her 35th celebrations.
The picture shows the trio wrapped up warmly against the cold, with Rachel bundled up in a raspberry beanie and a pink coat, and Pasha in a gray hat and black coat. Little Maven, who turned one in December, can be seen fast asleep in a sling worn by mum Rachel, snuggled up in a warm pink blanket and a matching hat.
In her caption, Rachel wrote: “I had a lovely birthday of cake, balloons and a lockdown walk in the park with my favourite people. Not sure who enjoyed it more out of me and the baby. Thanks for all the nice messages lovely people! Where does the time go?!”
In a recent interview with HELLO!, Rachel gave a glimpse inside the family’s festive celebrations, and revealed they would be having a Russian New Year in honour of Pasha.
“They have a huge table of celebration food,” she shared. “We’ve introduced Mave to some Russian food and she loves it so far – and we’re vegan as well so we do the vegan version of mixed salads with beetroot and carrots and tofu.”
Rachel continued: “It’s not too different from what we do at Christmas, it’s just different food on a different day. We’ve kind of got Christmas Day and then the Russian New Years – so she’s got a bit of everything.”
Rachel secretly tied the knot with Pasha, 40, in Las Vegas in June 2019, six months before they became first-time parents. There’s no denying how much the new parents have been relishing every moment with their baby girl.
“It’s been gorgeous,” gushed Rachel, when asked how it’s been watching Pasha become a father. “My friends always said when you love someone and you see them with a child… he is just amazing with her.
“He’s better with her than with me, I’ve got the secret weapon of boobs and he has to actually learn proper parenting. She loves him, he loves her. Even when looking at a picture of her, his face just lights up – it’s gorgeous.”