Leslie Ash, 61, became a grandmother for the first time when she shared an adorable photo with her grandson Lucas on Instagram on Wednesday.
The Men Behaving Badly actress, 61, shared the photo after her oldest son Joseph Chapman, 31, welcomed a baby boy with his partner Farah earlier this year.
While Lucas rested in her arms in a gray baby green, Leslie handed him a bottle of milk and smiled at the camera with satisfaction. She wrote next to the photo: ‘Granny with li’l Lucas❤️I’m in love @ joechapman90.’
‘I’m in love’: Leslie Ash, 61, became a grandmother for the first time when she shared an adorable photo with her grandson Lucas on Instagram on Wednesday
She also shared a repost of the little toddler in a crib of Winnie The Pooh dungarees and a matching baby green.
Leslie wrote: ‘Look what I have! Congratulations Farah and @ joechapman90 ❤️❤️ I promise to be the best grandma I can be to little Lucas. #lockdowngrandma. ‘
Before Joseph welcomed their first son, Joseph proposed to Farah on a trip to Mount Tarawera in New Zealand in December 2009, and Leslie said it was ‘the best Christmas present ever’.
The actress is also the mother of 28-year-old Max with her 35-year-old husband and former professional footballer Lee Chapman.
“Look what I have!” The Men Behaving Badly actress, 61, shared the photo after her eldest son Joseph Chapman, 31, welcomed a baby boy with his partner Farah earlier this year.
Leslie tends to stay out of the spotlight after claiming that the entertainment industry is ‘done’ with her during a 2019 interview.
Speaking to Good Morning Britain, the Men Behaving Badly star discussed how contracting the superbug MSSA has affected her profession, saying she will never have the career she once had.
She won a record £ 5 million in 2008 after contracting the hospital-acquired infection, MSSA, four years earlier.
Leslie said, “I was 44 in 2004. It was a tough time in the industry anyway, one woman was getting a little older. It was also the peak of my career.
‘Everything went well and then bam, the rug is removed from under you. You are in the hospital, paralyzed from the waist down and you have to start all over.
Family: The actress is also the mother of 28-year-old Max with her 35-year-old husband and former professional footballer Lee Chapman (pictured in 2000)
On One Knee: Before welcoming their first son, Joseph proposed to Farah on a trip to New Zealand’s Mount Tarawera in December 2009, and his mother said it was ‘the best Christmas present ever’
‘I’m still recovering. The amount of work you put into it is what you get out of it. I normally take a stick when I go on the subway or Christmas shopping. ‘
Leslie was hospitalized in April 2004 after sustaining two broken ribs after falling off her bed during a love session with her husband.
She got MSSA, which, unlike superbug MRSA, does respond to standard antibiotic treatment.
However, she was still struggling with her recovery, as she continued, ‘I was on antidepressants, I was on very strong painkillers – and I had this feeling that if I got off the painkillers, I would be in unbelievable pain.
‘My son said’ you really have to get rid of it ‘. You can’t really make decisions and they make you feel a bit of a zombie to be honest.
‘I thought that as soon as I got back on my feet, I would be able to get back to work. The industry is almost done with me, it’s awful. ‘
She added: ‘I will do it [acting] until I pop my clogs. I knew from the start that the industry I was entering was difficult.
‘I want to be involved in the industry. All my years I have always been interested in directing, producing. ‘
When asked if she wanted to act again, she said, ‘Of course I love acting. I still do. I just did Holby City. I do small things, but I will never have the career that I had before, I realize that. ‘
‘Rebuilding her career’: Leslie tends to stay out of the spotlight after claiming the entertainment industry is ‘done’ with her during a 2019 interview