Marie Kondo announces she's expecting her third child with husband Takumi Kawahara

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Marie Kondo has announced she is expecting her third child with her husband Takumi Kawahara.

Marie Kondo's lovely pregnancy news comes after the UK's Queen of clean Mrs Hinch announces she's pregnant with her second child.

Decluttering and folding expert is used to telling her 3.9million Instagram followers to get rid of anything that doesn't "spark joy". But Marie, who is mum to daughters  Satsuki and Miko, shared her own little bit of joyful news when she announced she was having another baby. She uploaded a photo of herself cradling her baby bump and captioned it, 'I have some news! Another bundle of joy on the way'

Dressed in a pink dress and navy blue cardigan, Marie looked down at her blossoming tummy in delight.

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And fans were excited by the lovely news.

One wrote, 'Omg this is amazing! So much joy Marie,' another put, 'What a great blessing!!! Congratulations!!' and a third added, 'Oh my gosh! Congrats! I have loved everything you have done and can't wait for more new inspiration that your new bundle of joy might spark.' And Australian model Miranda Kerr commented,'So happy for you and your family. Congratulations.'

Marie and Takumi married back in 2012 in Tokyo and later moved to San Francisco before settling down in Los Angeles. They first met when Takumi was working in sales support and marketing at a corporation in Osaka before becoming her manager and eventually, CEO of Konmari Media, LLC.

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Marie is the best-selling author of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up and star of the hit Netflix series "Tidying Up with Marie Kondo."

She put her techniques to use when she fell pregnant with her first child. Marie previously recalled, "When we found out we were having a child, my husband and I went through a decluttering festival by reviewing things we had. And we discussed how much space — for example, how many drawers — we could give to our daughter."

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And while it's not yet known whether she is expecting a boy or girl this time, if you based the upcoming arrival on her outfit and emoji colour, you'd assume she was having another daughter.

Watch this space...

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!)