TOWIE star Maria Fowler announces first pregnancy with adorable Twitter picture

She announced the news on social media

Maria Fowler has revealed she is pregnant in an adorable Mother's Day tweet.

The 29-year-old star of The Only Way Is Essex announced she is expecting her first child with her current boyfriend Kelvin Batey, who she has been dating since August.

The Derby-born star took to her social media account on Sunday, not only to share a loving message with her own mum, but to tell fans 'a new addition' was on its way.

Sharing a photograph of her and Kelvin wearing Converse trainers, with a third baby-sized pair in the middle, Maria said; 'As its Mother's Day, @KelvinBatey555 and I are pleased to announce a new addition is on its way later this year.'

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Their pet dog, David, a miniature Dachshund, also made an appearance in the adorable snap.

Clearly proud of his new status as a father-to-be, Kelvin uploaded the same photo to his page, adding; 'Really looking forward to finally filling these shoes later this year. So happy and proud of @MariaFowler.'

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Professional BMX racer Kelvin has been dating the TOWIE star for eight months.

In a recent interview she spoke at finally finding a 'gentleman' - 'This beautiful, kind talented human. I don't want to be one of those that posts my relationship all over here but I never thought I would find someone like this such an honest, loyal, kind, gentleman. I'm very lucky.'

As fans of the ITV 2 show will know, Maria has previously been unlucky in love, dating TOWIE co-star Mick Norcross and footballer Lee Croft.

Since leaving the show Maria has become a beauty blogger and professional make-up artist with her own range of brushes – Fierce Face.

On 2nd March, four days before the official announcement, Maria had retweeted a fan who said; 'You will both make great parents when you have kids. Such a funny, Down to earth couple! Too many fake perfect couples!'

TOWIE's Sam Faiers

Maria's co-star Sam Faiers has also just had her first child, but has faced backlash after naming him Paul Tony.

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