Sam Faiers has confirmed her pregnancy. On Sunday, the former TOWIE star took to Instagram to share a sweet photo of herself with property developer boyfriend Paul Knightley – and added some tell-tale emojis to formally announce the news that she is expecting her first baby.
In the picture, 24-year-old Sam smiles as she looks up at the camera, while her topless boyfriend stands with his arms wrapped protectively around her. Alongside the image, she added emojis including a baby and a love heart.
Sam Faiers confirmed her pregnancy news with this sweet photo
The reality star is currently three months pregnant, and both she and 26-year-old Paul are said to be "very excited" about the new arrival.
"They are really thrilled and really looking forward to being first time parents together," a source told the Mirror.
Sam first met Paul in October in a bar in Essex shortly after her split from on-off boyfriend Joey Essex. The pair decided to keep their romance quiet for months, but eventually went public on a romantic break to Dubai in March.
The following month, Sam shared a simple photo of her and Paul holding hands, without giving any clues to his identity.
Sam has been dating property developer Paul Knightley since October
"I love that he's his own man," Sam later wrote of Paul in the book Secrets and Lies: The Truth Behind the Headlines. "He's successful in his own right, really mature, he's not a loud-mouth or attention-seeker or a big drinker. Most importantly he loves and respects me for who I am, but still wants to look after me."
"He's so different to Joey in every way and I knew early on it had potential to be serious," she added. "It just works, he's normal and has no wish for fame, he's not even on social media! He's a genuine, down-to-earth guy who works hard for a nice life. I'm so happy".
Sam and Paul's new arrival is set to have a little playmate in the form of Sam's sister Billie Faiers' daughter Nelly. Sam dotes over her little niece and recently shared a video of the youngster playing around on Instagram, writing: "Morning fun with my little nelly noo."