PROFESSOR Green has become a dad for the first time as his girlfriend Karima McAdams has given birth.
The rapper, real name Stephen Manderson, said he's had a "magical" few days since his son was born on Monday.
Taking to Instagram to share a lengthy post about fatherhood, Pro Green revealed they have named their newborn Slimane Ray Manderson.
The proud dad also shared a sweet picture of his baby boy in hospital clutching his hand and explained he was born before his due date after fears he wouldn't survive during Karima's pregnancy.
"I didn’t wake up Monday morning expecting to meet you," he wrote.
"In my mind we still had a couple of weeks to get everything ready, but you had other ideas."
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Pro Green hinted at problems during Karima's pregnancy as he said they have "endured what so many parents-to-be have".
He added: "Your journey to us wasn’t a straight line whatsoever, it was a rollercoaster right up to your arrival."
Opening up about his fears for his son's survival, he continued: "We had scare after scare during the worst of which, I said to your Mama ‘if he does make it, he’s grounded’."
But he confirmed that mother and baby are now healthy and happy.
"Mama and baby are healthy, and I’m good too; I’m the happiest and most grateful for anything I’ve ever be," he said.
The happy news comes just two months after he revealed the actress was pregnant.
Pro Green had previously told fans he'd been "overwhelmed" ever since the couple found out they were expecting.
He wrote on Instagram at the time: "And then, all of a sudden everything is different. It all makes sense.
"It’s finally gotten to the point where it’s impossible to hide, and unless I wanted to wear prosthetics (which Karima did try to enforce – she wanted to give me a nose like Cyrano De Bergerac?! Some sort of drama school fantasy…
"obviously I was having none of it) there was no more sneaking into appointments – not even during the current climate, having to wear a mask and keeping my hood up with the strings pulled tight has stopped me from getting caught out at the hospital (but big up the security for keeping it shtum! Solid ✊).
"I’ve been overwhelmed with excitement, admiration and curiosity ever since we found out.
"I’m excited about meeting you. Holding you. Teaching you. Learning from you."
In a black and white snap, Green lays in a free-standing bath tub and peers out with a confused expression on his face at Karima on the floor.
His girlfriend is sitting cross-legged with her top lifted up to reveal her bump.
The Lullaby rapper is full of respect for his other half.
He wrote: "Never have I admired anyone as much as I have your mamma. She’s nothing short of remarkable, remarkable in fact is an understatement. To see the body change in such a way is fascinating, incredible, unbelievable, amazing, ASTOUNDING. Weird. Ridley Scott had to get his inspiration from somewhere…
"I feel a bite useless sometimes, pedestrianised; left to spectate from the sin bin as each phase plays out. It’s humbling; never do our strengths as men compare to that of a woman. I’m awestruck. Subservient (albeit reluctantly at times 😉)."
The couple began dating in the summer of 2019, and their relationship has been filled with love and laughter ever since.
Pro's beloved dogs took to Karima immediately, a sign that she was the right woman for him.
He continued his praise, writing: "I’m curious about everything to come; about who and how you’ll be, what you’ll look and sound like… and who’ll be the stricter parent 👀.
"A friend told me the best thing you can do for your own anxiety is to have a child. It sort of made sense at the time, it doesn’t anymore; THIS HAS BEEN WILD.
"My understanding of mortality and just how fragile life is have grown exponentially."
The loved up star, who has the actress’ name tattooed across his chest, recently told The Sun Online how they were housebound together in Morocco due to strict ‘state of emergency’ rules in the country.
But rather than getting under each other's feet, Pro says he focused his attention on impressing her with his culinary skills – and they are now completely smitten after "the best year ever" together.
Green was previously married to former Made In Chelsea star Millie Mackintosh, but the ex-couple split in 2017.
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