In a world exclusive interview and photoshoot with HELLO! magazine, Made in Chelsea star Alexandra 'Binky' Felstead reveals she is expecting a baby with her costar Josh 'JP' Patterson.
However, the couple are currently not together – and trying to work out the future status of their relationship.
"It’s obviously been a huge shock to both of us," Binky says of her on-off boyfriend JP. "This is a new start and a new chapter in our lives. I want to be a little family, to be honest. But I'm going to be ok either way. Whatever happens, this baby is not going to be affected. And I know Josh will be part of the baby’s life whether we are together or not. We are a unit now."
And JP told HELLO! the couple are taking everything slowly when it comes to their future.
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"Where we're both being very mature is with the fact that you should never get back together just because there's a baby in the picture. It has to be for the right reasons. We love each other a great deal, and there's no pressure – but you do have to take the past into consideration, where there have been a few hiccups. We're just taking it very easy."
"But we're not dating anyone else," Binky adds. "We're going on dates and hanging out. It would be silly for us to rush back into anything, but we want to focus on the future now rather than the past."
One thing is for sure: both Binky and JP can’t wait to be parents once their baby is born in the summer. "We're starting this year with a completely blank slate," she says. "It's a new start. We're incredibly lucky, we feel so blessed to be bringing this life into the world."
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