Congratulations are in order for Kimberley Walsh, who has shared the happy news that she is expecting baby number three.
The former Girls Aloud singer already has two sons – Bobby, six, and Cole, four – with her husband Justin Scott, and said that a quiet year had seemed like the perfect time to complete their family.
She told OK! magazine: “I’m from a big family and I like the idea of having a bigger family. I waited longer than I thought I would.
“It’s quite hard having two close together and then I was busy with work, doing West End shows and things that don’t lend towards having a baby. It was planned and it felt like the perfect time.”
Walsh added that she and Scott had talked during lockdown about how important family was to them and had decided they wanted to have one more child.
She said that Scott had had to miss the baby’s first scan as he was looking after their sons who were isolating after a positive coronavirus case at their school, adding: “If you have a baby in these times, it’s not going to be straightforward.”
Walsh, 39, has already shared her news with former bandmates Cheryl and Nicola Roberts, saying that Cheryl has been sending her suggestions for names.
She said that she had been hoping to meet up with Sarah Harding, who has been battling breast cancer, before Christmas but that it wouldn’t be possible because of the restrictions currently in place.
Adding that she and the other Girls Aloud members have been helping Harding with her autobiography by sharing stories and pictures with her, she said that they were all supporting her as best they could.
She said: “When you share the experiences we have and that time as a group, it’s a sisterhood. If somebody needs the rest of us, we’re all going to be there and that’s it. End of story.”
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