Lucy Mecklenburgh and fiancé Ryan Thomas have revealed that they will be welcoming their first baby together.
The pair shared the exciting news with fans on Lucy’s Instagram, with a picture of the couple celebrating her birthday.
In the snap, Lucy’s blossoming baby bump is visible, and he’s also holding an adorable baby grow.
In the caption, she wrote: ‘Best birthday present I’ve ever had 👶🤰 love you @ryanthomas84 ❤️🥰’.
Lots of fans, friends and family members were quick to congratulate the couple – including Ryan’s brother Adam.
Seemingly unaware of the exciting baby news, he wrote: ‘Adam Thomas What!!!!!!! Is this a wind up!!!!? I can’t believe it !!!! Am gonna be an uncle !!!! So happy man congrats guys !! X❤️❤️❤️’
Lydia Bright, who recently shared exciting baby news of her own, also commented: ‘Wohooooooooo, we can finally scream it from the roof tops. Can’t wait for our babies to be best friends ❤️.’
The couple’s announcement comes just two months after they got engaged in a romantic holiday in Italy.
They’ve also recently discussed starting a family together, with Lucy telling OK! Magazine: ‘At the start of our relationship, Ryan told me that he couldn’t see himself having any more children.’
But Ryan – who already shares daughter Scarlett with former Corrie co-star Tina O’Brien – changed his mind since, although it sounds it happened quicker than they’d expected it.
The actor said at the time: ‘I definitely want children with Lucy but I don’t think it’ll happen for a few years.’
Lucy has also told fans that even though the pair are getting married soon, they’re not planning to love together.
In an Instagram Q&A, Lucy declared she and fiancé Ryan would ‘always’ have two homes – he has a house in Manchester close to his daughter, and Lucy lives nears London.
‘It works well for us right now and we don’t see it changing anytime soon,’ she said.