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.’
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.’
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.