Joanne Froggatt announces first pregnancy as she shows off baby bump on red carpet

Actress Joanne Froggatt
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Downton Abbey actress Joanne Froggatt has confirmed she is expecting her first child. The 43-year-old actress debuted her blossoming baby bump on the red carpet at the Into Film Awards.

While on the red carpet, Joanne can be seen wearing a mini dress and matching heels at the glitzy event at the Odeon Luxe in Leicester Square, London.

The actress has yet to confirm the identity of the father but In August last year, she was linked to a mystery man named Mark and it is thought they are in a relationship.

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According to Daily Mail, Joanne introduced Mark to her friends last year. It is the first time that she has been publicly linked to a love interest since she split from IT consultant Cannon in February 2020.

The former couple ended their relationship after eight-years together, shortly before the pandemic in 2020. At the time, she said: “We've been separated for a little while. I'm looking to the future. I'm just going to embrace this year and see what happens.”

A year on, in 2021, she admitted the divorce had thrown her life into a state of flux. She said: “I didn't think I'd be divorced, I didn't think we'd be going through a pandemic, I didn't think my life would be in flux in the way it was. But I'm OK with that.

“I'm so grateful for my friends and family, for my health and to have been working so much during this past year. You realise, when it comes down to it, how many positives you have in your life.”

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