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Pregnant Gemma Atkinson surprises fans with candid confession about 'bridesmaid duties'

The former Strictly Come Dancing contestant is expecting her second baby with Gorka Marquez

Gemma Atkinson and Gorka Marquez are expecting baby number two
Diane Shipley
Senior Online Writer
March 29, 2023
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Gemma Atkinson, who is currently pregnant with a baby boy, is always open with her fans about the ups and downs of being – and becoming – a mum

This week, she invited her fans to ask questions in an Instagram Q&A, which the actress and presenter answered in her trademark down-to-earth fashion.

In response to one comment, the former Strictly star admitted that her pregnancy had interfered with some wedding preparations – but in a way her followers likely weren't expecting!

WATCH: Gemma Atkinson shows off bare baby bump during pregnancy workout

In answer to a comment which read: "Pregnant due to be a bridesmaid in June. Feel like pulling out and overwhelmed," Gemma revealed she had made the same decision. 

She wrote: "I had to pull out of bridesmaid duties for one of my best friends for the same reason! Couldn't risk waters going in church [crying-laughing emoji]. 

SEE: Gemma Atkinson reveals she's taken off engagement ring - but it's not what you think

"I secretly think she's glad as it's one less dress to get and she's so busy bless her. Your friend should understand 100%".

Gemma shared her story to Instagram
Gemma shared her story to Instagram

 She also revealed that she and Gorka didn't plan to have any more children after the arrival of their new son, commenting in response to a question about whether the couple's family would now be complete: "Absolutely! We don't want to be outnumbered." 

She finished the reply with a laughing face emoji. Gemma and Gorka met behind the scenes of Strictly back in 2017, where Gemma was partnered with Aljaz Skorjanec, who is now expecting his first child alongside his wife and former Strictly star, Janette Manrara. 

Gemma and Gorka got engaged themselves in 2021 © Instagram
Gemma and Gorka got engaged themselves in 2021

Gemma and Gorka went public with their relationship in 2018, later announcing that they were expecting their first child, daughter Mia, who they welcomed in July 2019. 

READ: Pregnant Gemma Atkinson responds to fan concern about her health

In January, the pair, who have been engaged for the last two years, revealed that they will be welcoming a second baby to their brood later this year.

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