Home And Away star Bonnie Sveen shares first photos of baby twins

By Hayley October 30, 2018

Former Home And Away star Bonnie Sveen has done a photo shoot with her new baby girls for New Idea.

Bonnie told New Idea that she and her partner, Nathan Gooley, only named thier babies once they were born:

"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."

And despite the sleepless nights, she's totally smitten, of course:

“How could I have possibly earned this double miracle in my life?”


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The 29-year-old, who played Ricky Sharpe on the soap series, told New Idea she spent four days at Royal Hobart Hospital after giving birth on September 29th. 

The identical girls, Myrtle Mae and Emerald Lois Sveen-Gooley, were born almost a month premature, spending two weeks in Royal Hobart Hospital's neonatal intensive unit before coming home with mum and dad.