Sister Sister star Tia Mowry is pregnant with her second child

The star shares first baby bump photo to confirm the news

Sister Sister star Tia Mowry has taken to social media to confirm the exciting news that she is expecting her second child.

The 39-year-old, who has spoken openly in the past about her struggles to conceive as she suffers from endometriosis (opens in new tab), already shares six-year-old son Cree with actor husband Cory Hardict.

The actress and TV personality took to her Instagram account to share a sweet snap announcing her pregnancy to her 4.1million followers.

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The candid family photo shows her and her husband Cory and their son, Cree at home with the two men in her life kissing her growing baby bump.

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The former child star simply added a string of love heart emojis alongside the snap.

Since uploading the pic yesterday Tia has already received over 47k comments and 768k likes, with fans rushing to congratulate the star.

'Omg you're having another babyyyy!!!!! Congratulations Tia!' one exclaimed, while another fan gushed: 'yeeeeeeeaaaaaaah I'm so happy Cree is going have a little brother/sister'.

'Omg yes so excited for you my love!!!' wrote one follower, with a fourth referring to the struggles that Tia has had: 'I'm so happy for you guys. I know that you have been trying to get pregnant again and may you have a beautiful and healthy child, congrats.'

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Tia and her husband Cory met in 2008 when the actress had just finished filming hit show Sister Sister, Cory was an out of work actor.

The couple wed on April 20 2008 in sunny California. The pair, who dated for seven years, exchanged vows in front of 170 guests.

'When you really declare it in front of the people you love, it just renews the whole relationship,' the bride told InStyle at the time.

Tia recently opened up about expanding her family, after renewing her wedding vows with husband Cory back in 2013.

'I definitely want Cree to have either a brother or a sister,' Tia told Us Weekly earlier this year.