Huge congratulations are in order as former JLS member Aston Merrygold has become a dad for the first time.


The singer took to Instagram to share the joyous news with his followers.


The doting dad posted the sweetest photo where he is cradling his newborn boy.


He wrote, "Grayson Jax Merrygold 30/01/2018. Life is now complete," alongside the heartwarming photo. 



Grayson Jax Merrygold 30/01/2018 @sarahlourichards life is now complete 

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Plenty of famous faces sent their well wishes to the X Factor star following his exciting announcement.


Alexandra Burke wrote, "This has made my day! So happy for you both xxx"


Janette Manrara who was Aston's professional dance partner on Strictly Come Dancing wrote, Whoo hoo!!!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!”



As well as his Strictly co-stars, fans of the pop star flooded his post with loving messages, "He is perfect, you are both going to be incredible parents."


"Congratulations!! He’s gorgeous!! Wish you all the best in life. He’s gonna grow up to be a handsome man just like his dad," said another fan.



It was all a dream... Nooope!! It was VERY real @jmanrara

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Becoming a dad isn't the only life-changing thing happening in Aston's life this year. The singer is set to marry his girlfriend Sarah Lou Richards following a surprise Christmas proposal. 


This year is shaping out to be pretty special for Aston and Sarah. We are thrilled for the new parents!


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