Gary Lucy to co-parent with pregnant ex-girlfriend Laura Anderson

The actor met the reality TV star on Celebs Go Dating and they expecting their first child together.

Gary Lucy
Gary Lucy is having a baby with Love Island's Laura Anderson. (Getty Images)

Gary Lucy is expecting a baby with his ex-girlfriend, former Love Island contestant Laura Anderson.

The 41-year-old Hollyoaks actor — who has four children with his ex-wife — met the 33-year-old reality TV star on the most recent series of E4 dating show Celebs Go Dating in 2022.

Anderson announced on her Instagram: "Our hearts are full. Baby Lucy due Summer ‘23."

Lucy confirmed to The Sun that he and Anderson were no longer a couple saying: "I love Laura but we are no longer together. My main drive as always is to work together to co-parent our child. I look forward to the arrival of the new baby."

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She shared a montage of her growing baby bump and attending an ultrasound scan with Lucy.

Anderson sparked speculation she had split form Lucy in January when she deleted past posts which featured him and appeared to unfollow him on Instagram.

She shared: "I know I've been quiet on here and not myself this week or so. "I'm going through a very difficult time, I actually don't think I've ever felt so stressed in my life."

 Laura Anderson and Paul Knops during the 'Love Island Live' photocall at ICC Auditorium on August 10, 2018 in London, England.  (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)
Laura Anderson was runner-up on Love Island in 2018 with Paul Knops. (Getty Images)

The couple met on 12th series of Celebs Go Dating which aired in November 2022.

Lucy — known for his starring roles in Dream Team, Footballers' Wives, The Bill and EastEnders — rose to fame as Luke Morgan in Hollyoaks.

 Actor Gary Lucy, his partner Natasha Gray, their daughter India and guest Sonny arrive at the UK film premiere of 'Race To Witch Mountain' at the Odeon West End on April 5, 2009 in London, England.  (Photo by Claire Greenway/Getty Images)
Gary Lucy has four children with ex-wife Natasha Gray. (Getty Images)

He split from wife Natasha Gray, his partner of 14 years, in 2018 when she was pregnant with their fourth child.

Anderson was runner-up in the 2018 series of Love Island.

She then dated Another Level singer Dane Bowers for four years.

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Laura Anderson took part in Love Island in 2018. (Alamy)

Lucy declared himself "lucky to be alive" after being involved in a car crash on Boxing Day 2022.

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He was treated in hospital but fortunately had no serious injuries after crashing his black Range Rover, completely smashing the front of the car.

Watch: Laura Anderson said taking part in Celebs Go dating was like therapy