Although the world is adjusting to the 'new normal', there are some people who are celebrating huge milestones within their families. With some getting married or giving birth in lockdown, here are nine couples who have told the world they are expecting a baby together. Have a look at some of our favourite lockdown pregnancy announcements here...
Nicki Minaj revealed her exciting baby news in July, proudly showing off her growing baby bump as she posed side-on in a bikini. The singer let the photo do all the talking as she simply captioned the snap "#Preggers" alongside a yellow heart emoji.
Nicki is expecting her first child with husband Kenneth Petty, who she married in October 2019.
The Starships rapper previously told Complex in 2014: "I definitely will be married before I have my baby. I want to make sure I do it in that order. I've always felt like that since I was young; my mother always put that in my head."
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Harry Kane and wife Kate
In July, Harry and his wife Kate thrilled fans after revealing they are expecting their third child together. Taking to Instagram, the footballer posted a cute photo of the couple laughing, which Harry captioned with a blue and a pink heart emoji. He asked fans to guess whether they thought they were having a boy or a girl.
A few days later, Harry once again delighted fans after uploading the gender reveal video, which showed him kicking a ball into a football pinata, that released blue smoke. "We are having a Boy," an excited Harry wrote.
Kate and Rio Ferdinand
Kate and Rio Ferdinand made their announcement in June in a sweet Instagram video showing how they broke the news to Rio's three children – Lorenz, Tate and Tia.
The family can be seen sat in their dining room looking through old baby photos when the children read out a message telling them Kate is pregnant. They jump to their feet in excitement, but can't quite believe the news.
"I'm pregnant," Kate said, before revealing her bump and asking: "I am, have you not noticed guys?" Meanwhile, the boys asked: "Are you actually?"
Kate posted the clip on Instagram, adding the caption: "The crazy house is about to get a little bit crazier. Every time I watch this it makes me cry, the best reaction. Baby Ferdy we are all so excited to meet you."
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Former Made in Chelsea star and DJ, Ashley James, shared her baby joy with HELLO! in July, revealing that she is expecting her first child with boyfriend Tommy Andrews.
"From the moment I found out, it felt so right," said Ashley, 33. "It's been such a 360-degree shift for me," she added, before admitting: "I've never been that maternal. When friends have been like: 'I want to meet someone, settle down and have children,' I never felt the same. I guess I've been a free spirit."
Tech professional Tommy, 30, is also keeping Ashley in check on the baby-name front. "I like wild hippy names, the kind of names that A-list celebrities call their kids, and everyone's like: 'What?' and Tommy's like: 'I don't think so,'" Ashley says, laughing.
Rochelle and Marvin Humes
The celebrity couple are having their third baby together. Taking to their social media pages over Easter, they posted a picture showing a chalk board in the centre, reading: "We're eggspecting baby Humes. October 2020."
Surrounding the board was a white knitted baby jumper, eggs, a baby scan, a pair of tiny shoes and a chick sitting in a nest.
Rochelle wrote alongside the picture: "There's a baby bunny in my oven," while Marvin wrote: "And there's another bunny in the oven! Baby Humes due in Oct 2020. Our hearts are so full we are truly blessed."
Camilla Thurlow and Jamie Jewitt
The Love Island star and her boyfriend Jamie Jewitt shared their happy news with fans on Sunday. The couple - who met on the ITV2 dating show in 2017 – posted a sweet Instagram video in which they shared their baby scan with family and friends.
"So @jamiejewitt_ and I have managed to make something pretty special and we're not talking about the video #17weeks #October2020," gushed Camilla.
Shelby Tribble and Sam Mucklow
The TOWIE couple are expecting their first child together! They also made their announcement over the weekend, posting a picture of the scan on Instagram. Both Shelby and Sam, who have been together on and off since last year, wrote identical messages, which read: "Something fantastic is making us glad, we’re changing our names to Mum and Dad."
Michelle Hardwick and Kate Brooks
Emmerdale star Michelle gave fans a glimpse of her new bump as she announced she is expecting her first baby in October 2020. Posing alongside her wife Kate and their dog Fred, the 44-year-old actress wore a figure-hugging leopard print top that skimmed her blossoming bump which she cradled lovingly in the sweet Instagram snap. Michelle simply captioned the photo: "Fred's big brother duties to commence in October #BabyBrooks."
Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross
Singer Ashlee and her husband Evan – son of Diana Ross – announced they are expecting their second child in an Instagram post at the beginning of May. Showing off a positive pregnancy test, the couple revealed that they are supporting charitable organisation March of Dimes and their Mum and Baby COVID-19 Intervention and Support Fund, to help provide relief for pregnant women during the ongoing pandemic. Ashlee and Evan already share daughter Jagger, four. She also has 11-year-old son Bronx with her ex-husband Pete Wentz.
Vogue Williams and Spencer Matthews
Vogue and Spencer recently announced their pregnancy news in an exclusive interview and photoshoot with HELLO!. The couple are expecting their second child – a girl – due in summer and Vogue is five and a half months pregnant. At the moment, she appears to be coping well, revealing that the best thing to come out of self-isolating is "the amount of time I’m getting to spend with T and Spen".
Charlotte Church and Jonathan Powell
The Welsh singer made a low-key announcement on Twitter in March. This is set to be her third child, but her first with husband Jonathan. She is already a doting mum to two children Ruby, 12, and Dexter, 11, with former rugby player Gavin Henson. Charlotte had told fans on Twitter that she was not taking any chances with her health, after she cancelled a charity concert to raise money for flood victims in Wales. "Gutted to have missed it," she said. "I'm preggers so I'm airing on the side of caution in terms of virus. It looks like it was a great success. X." [sic]
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