Former Coronation Street and Emmerdale actress Hayley Tamaddon has announced she is pregnant with her first child. Taking to her Instagram page on Easter Monday, the 42-year-old soap star shared the happy news alongside a snap of her growing baby bump. She wrote: "EXCITING NEWS TWEET!! I'm so pleased to tell you all... I'm expecting my first child with my wonderful boyfriend Adrian!!" Revealing her delight, she added: "I've always wanted to be a mum and didn't think I could have children. And now, at the ripe old age of 42 – I'M PREGNANT! We couldn't be happier." [sic]
Friends and fans of the star immediately rushed to post congratulatory messages, with Corrie star Georgia Taylor tweeting: "Oh darling congratulations! You'll make such a lovely mum." Dancing on Ice judge Jayne Torvill wrote on Instagram: "Congratulations Hayley, so pleased for you xx." One follower said: "Congratulations to you both. May everything you wish for come true." Another added: "Congratulations Hayley! I wish you a very happy and healthy pregnancy! X."
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Former DOI contestant Hayley found love with her partner Adrian two years ago, after splitting from Joe Tracini. As well as dating former Hollyoaks star Joe – who is the son of comedian Joe Pasquale – she's also been romantically linked to comedian Marcus Bridgstocke. During her relationship with Marcus, Hayley revealed she wanted to have children in the future. "I'm a very happy girl at the moment. I'm doing everything that I love to do. My family are very proud of me," she previously told The Mirror. "My body feels 37 but I still feel 21. I sometimes forget that I'm going to be 40. It would be lovely to have kids in the future but for now my main concentration is my work."
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