Louisa Lytton and fiancé Ben Bhanvra sport matching beanies to twin with baby girl in family snaps

She welcomed her first child with fiancé Ben Bhanvra last month. 

And settling into motherhood, Louisa Lytton was seen joking over her newfound love for hats, as she teased she no longer has time to wash her hair now she has a little one on her hands. 

The EastEnders star, 32, relatable admission came as she shared adorable new family snaps with fans on Instagram on Thursday, which saw her and her husband-to-be twinning in beanie hats to match with their daughter Aura’s knitted outfit. 


‘Who has time?’ Louisa Lytton jokes she no longer has time to wash her hair as she shared sweet snap of her sporting a beanie hat while cuddling up to daughter Aura on Thursday

In the photos, Louisa is seen wearing a cream knitted beanie hat on her head while sat with daughter Aura nestling into her chest. 

Her baby girl was cutely dressed in a knitted personalised lilac cardigan that had her name etched across the back in white stitching, that matched Louisa’s hat. 


The soap star’s fiancé Ben, meanwhile, was seen sporting a lilac-hued beanie hat on his head and shades as he too enjoyed a cuddle with his month-old little girl. 

Louisa captioned her photos, that also included one of her wearing a bracelet that spelt out ‘Aura’s Mummy’: ‘Aura’s mummy >>>> Aura’s daddy (not purposely twinning I swear).’

Adorable: The EastEnders star shared a series of cute family pictures to Instagram, where she and her fiancé Ben Bhanvra sported matching hats to twin with their daughter’s cardigan

Cute: Louisa also shared a photo of her personalised ‘Aura’s Mummy’ bracelet she wears

Funny: The new mum also joked that she now wears hats ‘every day’ because she no longer has time to wash her hair, thanks to her new parenting duties

Sharing the same picture of herself with Aura to her story, Louisa, who plays Ruby Allen in BBC soap EastEnders, then joked: ‘In case you hadn’t noticed I wear hats every day now as who has time to wash hair.’

Her latest post comes after Louisa opened up on becoming a mum to fans, as she described the first few weeks of parenthood as the the ‘best weeks of my life’.

She revealed: ‘The best 7 weeks of my life (would love a little 8 hour sleep though).’

Louisa gave birth in September and recent revealed that she came down with coronavirus shortly after Aura’s arrival. 

In love: Louisa gave birth in September and recently shared an update on parenthood, telling fans it’s been the ‘best seven weeks of my life’ so far

Appearing on Loose Women earlier this month, Louisa explained: ‘It was difficult because I had a long labour which resulted in an emergency C-section and just as we were finding our feet, we then both got Covid.

Louisa explained during an appearance on Loose Women on earlier this month: ‘It was difficult because I had a long labour which resulted in an emergency C-section and just as we were finding our feet, we then both got Covid.

‘So it’s not been the best start, but she’s been fine throughout, so that’s all we can ask for really.’  

The star went on to explain she tried her best to prepare herself for parenthood but admitted she felt there was nothing that could ready her for becoming a mother.

Nice surprise: Louisa revealed during an interview on Loose Women that she was convinced all throughout her pregnancy that she was having a little boy

She said: ‘I just don’t think anything prepares you. I read every book, I spoke to every friend and she’s the best thing that’s ever happened to us, but it is tough.’

Louisa is currently taking time out from EastEnders after giving birth, but says she’d happily return to the show in the future, and may even let Aura star as her on-screen child.

‘Yeah I could,’ she said. ‘Definitely, if I go back, it’ll be with a child, whether she wants to be part of it, who knows.’

While pregnant, she and Ben were convinced they were having a little boy and were surprised to find out they had welcomed a girl when Aura was born.  

So much so, that Louisa admitted they struggled to name their daughter at first as she and Ben had been considering boys’ names.   

Family: The soap star, who plays Ruby Allen on EastEnders, gave birth via an emergency c-section after a long labour and ended up catching Covid in the weeks that followed

‘Throughout my whole pregnancy we thought we were having a boy, so we had a shortlist of girls’ names and boys’ names,’ Louisa said. 

‘But we forgot about the girls’ names. Ben found it somewhere… When we then had her, it was such a shock to the system that we didn’t name her for the first few days because we hadn’t thought about it.

‘So we went back to list and it seemed to be the name that suited her the most.’

Louisa first announced she was pregnant in March, earlier this year – almost two years after she and Ben confirmed their engagement. 

Ben proposed during a trip to the Maldives in May 2019, with the couple later revealing that a cleaner had interrupted his romantic proposal. 

New chapter: Louisa confirmed she was pregnant in March, earlier this year, on Mother’s Day