Former 'Home and Away' star shares first picture of newborn twins!

Publish Date
Wednesday, 31 October 2018, 11:37AM

Former Home and Away star Bonnie Sveen finally given the world their first glimpse of her newborn identical twins!

The Aussie actress has done a photoshoot with New Idea magazine, after welcoming her daughters almost a month premature on September 29 at Tasmania's Royal Hobart Hospital.

The 29-year-old - who is best known for playing the popular Ricky Sharpe on the Aussie soap - revealed she spent four days in hospital following the birth of her daughters, Myrtle Mae and Emerald Lois Sveen-Gooley.

The twins also spent two weeks in the hospital's neonatal intensive unit.

"We wanted to meet both the girls before we settled on the names."

"Both of our girls, at very early stages, seemed to be very aware of their surroundings and Emerald to me, invokes the Emerald City from The Wizard of Oz and that sparkle, and she carries that in her personality."

"Nath being a Coffs [Harbour] boy, he spent a lot of his childhood at Emerald Beach and I think that’s one of the best beaches in the world."

"Myrtle is a bit of a family name. My Auntie Maree – it was her nickname growing up. It’s also my favourite Tasmanian tree species."

Bonnie and her partner, assistant director Nathan Gooley, announced the pregnancy in August, revealing they were waiting until the birth to find out the sexes of the babies.

"I'm 30 weeks pregnant now and I'm due in about six weeks, so the first week of October," she told New Idea magazine.

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The couple, who have been dating since 2014 after meeting on the set of Home and Away, also revealed they plan to get married "down the line".

"We're not engaged but that'll be delightful down the line. We'll have two ring bearers or flower girls!" she said at the time. 

Bonnie added that with twins on the way, the pair would not be looking to have any more children any time soon.

"Let's look at the 5-10 year life plan and maybe somewhere in that gap, we might. But for now, two is pretty great," she said.