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April Pearson, the actress best known for playing Michelle from Skins, has announced that she is pregnant with her and partner Jamie Patterson's first child.
April, who played Michelle Richardson in E4 teen drama Skins from 2007 to 2008, shared the lovely news that she is expecting, on social media, posting a sweet photo of her standing in front of a rainbow.
Explaining that she had previously been forced to cope a miscarriage and that her current pregnancy is considered high risk, she penned a lengthy caption.
"This is my pregnancy announcement… 🌈 It might not be how I expected, the whole journey to motherhood has been far from it in fact. A miscarriage earlier this year, and now a high risk pregnancy which will need ongoing monitoring, being some of the most terrifying parts of the process so far," April penned on Instagram for her 280,000 followers.
Revealing that she is 20 weeks pregnant (opens in new tab) and that special rainbow photo was taken before a vital ultrasound scan (opens in new tab), she added, "But here I am last week, 20 weeks pregnant, standing under a rainbow which appeared moments before a very scary scan. My absence from social media has made me so aware of the reliance I have on this wonderful community, and I miss you all very much. I don’t know how documenting the rest of our pregnancy will go, but I do know I want to be here, being unequivocally myself.💙"
Finally, April shared the wonderful news that she is set to be a mum to a baby boy.
"Baby Boy due April 2022," she wrote.
Fans, celebrity friends and former Skins co-stars rushed to the comment section to congratulate April on the lovely announcement.
"Congratulations April! 🌈🌈💜," wrote Kaya Scodelario, who famously played Effy in Skins, penned.
"Huge congratulations!!! Jump in my dms whenever you want to chat!! 💜," added Tracey Beaker star Dani Harmer, who is expecting her second child (opens in new tab), chipped in.
"I’m so sorry for your loss, congratulations on your rainbow boy ❤️," another touching comment read.