Matt Jackson-Smith, the popular mixed practice vet from the hit Channel 5 show The Yorkshire Vet, joyfully reveals that his wife Katherine has given birth to their first child. In an interview with OK! Magazine, the 34-year-old vet shares the name and birth story of their newborn daughter. Anastasia Maria was born on October 25th at 2:21 pm, weighing a healthy 7lb 9oz. The proud father describes her as a cheeky little girl who perfectly fills her name.
The couple chose the middle name Maria in honor of Katherine's grandmother, Eva Maria, who fled Germany as a young girl. Matt expresses his support for Katherine's decision to have a planned C-section, explaining that the birth went smoothly overall. There was a moment of concern when Anastasia had difficulty being delivered from the C-section wound, but all turned out well, and the new arrival is happy and healthy.
The news of their pregnancy was first shared on Instagram in June, with a photo of Matt, Katherine, and their dog Harris proudly presenting the ultrasound picture. The couple tied the knot last year in a ceremony attended by Matt's TV colleagues, which was later aired on the show. David Melleney, Matt's co-star and best man, expressed his delight in being part of Matt's journey from their first date to marriage.
In a previous interview, Matt recounted a nerve-wracking experience during the filming of The Yorkshire Vet, where he had to perform surgery on a frog. He emphasized the importance of confidence and thorough preparation when dealing with unusual cases and unusual species in his practice.
With the arrival of their daughter, Matt Jackson-Smith and his wife Katherine enter a new chapter of their lives, filled with love, joy, and the adventure of parenthood.