Stacey Solomon has shared the news that she’s expecting her fifth child as she posted a heart-warming video on her Instagram. The Loose Women panellist, 33, was flooded with messages of congratulations as she took to social media to share the moment she told her husband Joe Swash.
The clip showed Stacey holding up a positive pregnancy test. Writing “Me Him =” followed by six emojis to represent their children, Stacey said the pregnancy had come as a “huge surprise” to the couple, who tied the knot in July at their fairytale family home in Essex.
Stacey, who affectionately refers to her children as her ‘pickles’, wrote: “So grateful & can not believe I’m saying this… Another little pickle is on the way… A HUGE surprise, but one that we are so thankful for to the moon & back bub.”
In the video Stacey tells Joe, who has two children Rex, two, and one-year-old Rose, with Stacey and a teenage son Harry from a previous relationship, to enter the bathroom as she holds out the test to show him. “What you holding?” the former EastEnders star asks with a big grin.
“You’re joking!” he exclaims as he clocks the result and tells Stacey: “This is the best news bubba.” The congratulations came flooding in as josephinegarside said: “Omg congratulations you’re having another pickle wonderful news xxx” And lisahorne378 said: “Massive congratulations x”
Fans had speculated for weeks that the former X Factor star might be expecting. monkeysocks1972 exclaimed: “I knew it!!!” t.d.k82 said: “I had a feeling for weeks.” And penny.collier.737 wrote: “I thought this 2 weeks ago.”
Stacey, who has older sons Zach and Leighton, gave birth to Rose at home on her birthday last October. Announcing her pregnancy in June 2021 Stacey, who shot to fame on singing contest The X Factor in 2009, shared a series of frank posts about her miscarriage ordeal and how the couple had longed to become parents again.
She took to her Instagram story to say: “Sorry I’ve been so quiet… But we have something we are excited to share with you… I feel so nervous for so many reasons.”
She then posted a video of a negative pregnancy test and a form reading ‘complete miscarriage’ adding: “For a really long time we have been trying for another pickle… It didn’t work out and this was our news quite a few times…”
She explained to fans: “We decided we were so lucky already to have our boys. It is our biggest privilege in life and we are so grateful to be parents so we stopped trying and counted ourselves so so so blessed already…” After Rose’s arrival into the world, Stacey wrote over a picture of pink and floral sleepsuit: “Soooo to my family on here I got the best birthday present I could have ever wished for.”
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