Tanya Bardsley is enjoying some well-deserved rest and relaxation before the birth of her fourth child this summer. The Real Housewives of Cheshire star is on holiday in Portugal with her husband, Stoke City player Phil Bardsley and their family, and has shared a number of photos from their sun-soaked getaway on social media.
One sweet snap showed one of Tanya's sons planting a kiss on her baby bump as she lay by the swimming pool in a bikini. Sharing the special mother-son moment with her Instagram followers, Tanya wrote: "This is happiness. Yes I'm big and have stretch marks on my thighs and I don't care. #happiness #family #love."
Tanya Bardsley proudly showed off her baby bump on Instagram
The honest post was applauded by Tanya's fans, with one commenting that it was "refreshing to see" compared to celebrities' "perfect post baby bodies".
Tanya also shared a photo from her evening out, and looked gorgeous in a bump-hugging cream dress to go for dinner with her husband Phil. "Family holibob time," Tanya captioned the snap.
The family holiday comes just a few weeks before Tanya and Phil are set to welcome baby number four. The couple announced their happy news in an interview with HELLO! magazine at the beginning of April, revealing that Tanya's pregnancy was set to feature as a storyline in the reality TV show she stars in.
Tanya is expecting her fourth child with husband Phil Bardsley
"I never thought of pregnancy as a storyline before. But I suppose this is reality television," Tanya admitted.
The programme will air the moment that the couple share the happy news with their sons Rocco, seven, and two-year-old Renz, and Tanya's 14-year-old daughter Gabriella from a previous relationship. Tanya has hinted that she may well decide to welcome her baby into the world on the reality show, too.
"I might not have much choice," she quips. "They say your labour is generally half as long as your last one and since Renz was delivered in three hours, I may be giving birth while the cameras are still rolling.
"I would quite like to film it because this one will be my last," she said. "I couldn't do this again. I wouldn't have any friends left. I am driving them away with my grumpiness."