Kimberley Walsh has announced she is expecting her second baby in an exclusive interview and photoshoot with HELLO! magazine. The 34-year-old stage star and ex-Girls Aloud singer reveals her growing baby bump and tells how she and husband Justin Scott found out they were going to be parents again just weeks after their January wedding in Barbados.
"We knew soon after we got married that we'd be very happy for baby number two to come along. When I first met Justin 14 years ago, I told him I wanted four children," Kimberley tells HELLO!, adding: "We're both over the moon."
Kimberley, who already has a 21-month-old son, Bobby, with Justin, a property developer and former member of popband Triple 8, reveals she knew she was pregnant even before she took a test.
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Kimberley Walsh and husband Justin Scott will welcome their second child later this year
"Before I had even taken a test, I knew it instinctively," she said. "I wasn't suffering from morning sickness but telltale changes in my body made me certain I was expecting. When I took a home test early one morning to make sure, it confirmed what I'd already sensed. I was thrilled. The first thing I did was to wake up Justin and tell him, 'You're going to be a daddy again!'"
She added: "I feel more chilled during this pregnancy because I know what to expect. When it's your second baby, you don't obsess as much, you become more practical about it and, of course, I've had Bobby to run around after and keep me occupied."
Her Girls Aloud bandmates Cheryl and Nicola Roberts were among the first to find out the happy news.
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"When Cheryl came over to visit, I couldn't keep my pregnancy a secret any longer," said Kimberley. "She was so happy for us and thinks it's great to keep our family growing and that there will be a small age gap between Bobby and the new baby."
Meanwhile Kimberley and Justin chose not to find out the sex of their baby at her 12-week scan.
"Although the doctors could tell already if we were expecting a girl or a boy, we asked them not to reveal it. We'd like this baby to be our Christmas surprise," Justin said.
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