Celebrity hairdresser Nicky Clarke and his girlfriend Kelly Simpkin have exclusively revealed to Hello! magazine that they are expecting their first child together. The baby is due in August. "It doesn’t seem real," Kelly tells Hello!. "We’re very happy. Nicky will be a cool dad. He's so thoughtful. He's into his fashion. I can't wait for us to start buying baby outfits."
Nicky, 58, is already dad to Harrison, 30, and Tellisa, 28, and he hopes to lean on previous experience as a father to help this time around. "It was a long time ago," he jokes. "I’m quite laid back. Obviously, a routine is important but we always took my kids to, say, restaurants. We didn’t let a routine spoil our family life.” And, after the pitter-patter of tiny feet, there could be more happy news for the couple, "We do want to get married," Kelly,35, says.
Nicky Clarke and girlfriend Kelly Simpkin are expecting their first baby together
Although not officially engaged, Nicky presented his girlfriend of nine years with a Stephen Webster diamond and rose gold ring at Christmas. "We both cringe at the word ‘fiancé,’" says Kelly. Adds Nicky: "I don’t like it all. We don’t want to make a thing of it, and for everyone to ask us whether we’ve set a date." However, fashion designer Kelly is already making plans. "Like most girls, it’s something I’ve dreamt of since I was five," she says. "It’s a big thing for me and, now that I can design my own dress, the world’s my oyster. But we’ve agreed to get married and, when we do, there’ll probably be quite a boho, relaxed, 1970s vibe to the wedding."
To read more of the interview with Nicky and Kelly, pick up the latest issue of Hello!