Lucy Mecklenburgh is expecting her second child with Ryan Thomas

Lucy Mecklenburgh and Ryan Thomas
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Lucy Mecklenburgh has announced she is pregnant with her second child with partner Ryan Thomas.

The former TOWIE star is already mum to son Roman, one, who she has with Ryan, plus step-daughter Scarlett, 13, from Ryan's previous relationship with Tina O'Brien.

And now their family is expanding, as Lucy shares the news with her fans on Instagram.

She uploaded an adorable snap of her showing her growing baby bump alongside son Roman, who was lifting up his cream jumper to sweetly reveal his tummy too.

She simply captioned the photo, 'Here we go again 🥰❤️👶 @ryanthomas84'

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Friends and fans have sent their congratulations to the couple.

Catherine Tyldesley, who is also pregnant with her second child, wrote, 'Yeyyyyyyyyyy 😍😍😍😍😍😍😍 Huge congratulations my loves!' 

Former Coronation Street star Nikki Sanderson wrote, 'Amazing! Congratulations ❤️❤️'

And Ashley James put, 'Ahhh it's official!!! The cutest photo!!'

Former TOWIE star Jess Wright, added, 'Congratulations lovely! Amazing news ❤️🎉🥰'

It is not clear when Lucy's due date is but she is expected to be past the 12th week of pregnancy.

The gender of the baby is also not known but this might become clearer nearer the time.

During her first pregnancy, she suffered from an unusual pregnancy side effect of orange breast milk.

The Thomas family recently shared a group snap taken from Halloween when they dressed as the Addam's family.

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Back in September the couple had a scary time as parents, when their son Roman spent a week in intensive care unit. Ryan explained to fans the heartbreak he felt at the time.

He wrote, 'No words can explain how grateful we are to have our little boy home safe after spending nearly a week in intensive care.

'As parents it’s been one of the scariest times of our lives but with thanks to our amazing doctors & nurses we have king Roman back playing, smiling & more importantly eating, i would like to thank the @nhs and also @cosmic_charity who have been unbelievable, You both really are the real life superhero’s ❤️🙏🏼'

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And he was rushed to hospital earlier this year after choking on an apple.

Lucy appeared on Loose Women earlier this year to talk about the birth and breastfeeding. You can watch a clip of her interview below...

We can't wait to hear more baby updates! Congratulations to you both!

Selina Maycock
Senior Family Writer

Selina is a Senior Family Writer for GoodtoKnow and has more than 16 years years of experience. She specialises in royal family news, including the latest activities of Prince George, Charlotte, Louis, Archie and Lilibet. She also covers the latest government, health and charity advice for families. Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism, and gained her NCTJ and NCE qualifications. During her career, she’s also written for Woman, Woman's Own, Woman&Home, and Woman's Weekly as well as Heat magazine, Bang Showbiz - and the Scunthorpe Telegraph. When she's not covering family news, you can find her exploring new countryside walking routes, catching up with friends over good food, or making memories (including award-winning scarecrows!)