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Jessica Ennis-Hill expecting her second baby!

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Gemma Strong
Online Digital News Director
16 March 2017
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Congratulations to Jessica Ennis-Hill, who is pregnant with her second child. The former Olympian announced the big news on Instagram, with a very sweet post featuring her two-year-old son Reggie. The image shows the toddler holding up a book titled I'm Going to be a Big Brother!, and 31-year-old Jess wrote alongside: "Someone's going to be a big brother. Another little Ennis-Hill on the way. So happy."

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Jessica Ennis-Hill announced her second pregnancy with this sweet Instagram photo

Jess and her husband, Andy Hill, became first time parents in July 2014 following the birth of their young son. She returned to athletics the following year, and won World Championship gold in the heptathlon before appearing at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Jess, who was made a Dame in this year's New Year's Honours List, announced her retirement last October.

STORY: Jessica Ennis-Hill on balancing motherhood and her Olympic training

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Jess and husband Andy Hill have been married since May 2013

The star has previously revealed how motherhood changed her approach to her sport. "Athletics was my everything, but Reggie is better than any gold medal," she told the Sun. "He is my priority and everything has to fit around life with him." Jess' mum Alison Powell said she had also noticed a change in her daughter. "For Jess, athletics is a job now. Before it was her life. But now her life is her son," she said. "So for her it's going to Rio, getting the job done and coming back as soon as she can. Things are more in perspective for her."

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