Published On: Fri, Jun 11th, 2021

Pregnant Stacey Solomon shows off a hint of her baby bump

She revealed that she is expecting her second child with fiancé Joe Swash on Wednesday night.

And Stacey Solomon showed off a hint of her baby bump on Friday as she stepped out for the first time since announcing her pregnancy alongside her husband-to-be.

The Loose Women star, 31, looked radiant and wore a summery white dress as she enjoyed some retail therapy at Lakeside Shopping Centre in Essex.

Glowing: Stacey Solomon showed off a hint of her baby bump on Friday as she stepped out for the first time since announcing her pregnancy alongside her husband-to-be Joe Swash

Stacey showed off her lean legs in the buttoned number which floated over her growing bump as she sipped on a bright blue drink.

She completed her look with white and grey sliders and wore her raven tresses in a half up half down do while opting for natural makeup. 

Meanwhile Joe, 39, looked casual in a grey T-shirt and jeans while donning a cap and face mask for the outing. 

Stylish: The Loose Women star, 31, looked radiant and she wore a summery white dress as she enjoyed some retail therapy at Lakeside Shopping Centre in Essex

Stylish: The Loose Women star, 31, looked radiant and she wore a summery white dress as she enjoyed some retail therapy at Lakeside Shopping Centre in Essex

Stacey revealed that she was expecting her second child with fiancé Joe on Wednesday night.

She took to Instagram to reveal the exciting news, sharing a family snap as well as a moving video montage documenting their road to pregnancy, which saw the couple make several attempts to welcome ‘another pickle’ into their lives.

Stacey, who already shares son Rex, two, with Joe, and Zachary, 13, and nine-year-old Leighton from previous relationships, also revealed that she and Joe had suffered devastating miscarriages before finally getting pregnant again.  

Expecting: Stacey showed off her lean legs in the buttoned number which floated over her growing bump as she sipped on a bright blue drink

Expecting: Stacey showed off her lean legs in the buttoned number which floated over her growing bump as she sipped on a bright blue drink

Style: She completed her look with white and grey sliders and wore her raven tresses in a half up half down do while opting for natural makeup

Style: She completed her look with white and grey sliders and wore her raven tresses in a half up half down do while opting for natural makeup

Exciting: Stacey revealed that she was expecting her second child with fiancé Joe on Wednesday night

Exciting: Stacey revealed that she was expecting her second child with fiancé Joe on Wednesday night

Sharing a group photo of the family congregated around their newly-painted wendy house, Stacey beamed with joy as her son Leighton delightedly held up her ultra scan photo.

Captioning the snap, she penned: ‘We are growing another pickle. We’ve never felt so grateful… I have no words. 

‘We didn’t think we would get the chance. We love you all to the moon and back. Lots of love From Me, Joe, Harry, Zach, Leighton, Rex, and our little pickle.’

Cool: Stacey picked the perfect summer outfit for her outing to the shopping centre

Star: She looked great in the floaty dress

Cool: Stacey picked the perfect summer outfit for her outing to the shopping centre 

Details: The former X Factor star accessorised with a delicate silver necklace and anklet

Details: The former X Factor star accessorised with a delicate silver necklace and anklet

Then taking to her stories, Stacey shared a video montage, which started with her hinting at some big news for her fans, writing: ‘Sorry I have been so quiet but we have something we are so excited to share with you I feel so nervous for so many reasons.’

She then uploaded a black and white video showing a negative pregnancy test alongside a floral bear arrangement as she wrote: ‘For a really long time we’ve been trying for another pickle. It didn’t work out and this was our news quite a few times.

‘We decided we were so lucky already to have our boys. It is our biggest privilege in life and we are so grateful to be parents so we stopped trying and counted ourselves so so so blessed already.’

The slide then changed to a medical letter which confirmed that the former X Factor contestant had miscarried a child at six weeks. 

Low-key: Meanwhile Joe, 39, looked casual in a grey T-shirt and jeans while donning a cap and face mask for the outing

Low-key: Meanwhile Joe, 39, looked casual in a grey T-shirt and jeans while donning a cap and face mask for the outing

Busy mother: Stacey already shares son Rex, two, with Joe, and Zachary, 13, and nine-year-old Leighton from previous relationships

Busy mother: Stacey already shares son Rex, two, with Joe, and Zachary, 13, and nine-year-old Leighton from previous relationships

Another monochrome image showed Stacey and Joe holding hands, with the image giving a glimpse of the heartbreaking pain they must’ve endured. 

Stacey continued: ‘For a while now I’ve felt so yuck and even though I thought about what it felt like I didn’t even want to go and check at first because well, just because you know (I don’t like to write it). 

‘But yesterday we went to check what was going on. And we were so grateful to hear an extra heartbeat in my tummy. We honestly couldn’t believe it.’

Sharing a clip of her ultrasound on a screen, the TV star went on: ‘So we told the boys and we’ve spent yesterday and today finishing the wendy house, ready to welcome a new pickle into our lives Boys we are so so so excited for you all.’ 

Loved-up: The newly-engaged couple reside in Essex with their children, while Joe's son Harry, 13, lives with his mother Emma Sophocleous

Loved-up: The newly-engaged couple reside in Essex with their children, while Joe’s son Harry, 13, lives with his mother Emma Sophocleous

Stepping out: The couple were enjoying some quality time with each other without their brood

Stepping out: The couple were enjoying some quality time with each other without their brood

She concluded: ‘You’re already the most incredible brothers we ever could have imagined raising.’ 

The heartwarming montage then saw Stacey’s boys excitedly painting their wendy house as they prepared to welcome the new addition to their home.  

The sweet video, set to a cover of Elvis’ hit Can’t Help Falling In Love, also saw the family construct a picnic bench, with everyone adding their handprints to the bench in purple paint.

Precautions: Joe wore a face mask for the shopping trip while Stacey carried hers in her hand

Close: The pair chatted as they headed through the car park

Precautions: Joe wore a face mask for the shopping trip while Stacey carried hers in her hand 

Exciting news: The shopping trip is the first time Stacey has been seen since making her announcement

Exciting news: The shopping trip is the first time Stacey has been seen since making her announcement 

Sharing a video of her labelling the hand prints, she wrote over the top: ‘Dear Harry, Leighton, Zachary and Rex… you fill our hearts so so so much they’re bursting…’       

One of her followers took the time to thank her for being so open and honest about her struggles with falling pregnant.

The fan wrote: ‘Thank you for sharing about your previous loses. I’ve been through it too and you’re giving me hope.’ 

Stacey replied: ‘So many of you messaging this.. It’s so comforting in one way because knowing so many people have had similar experiences somehow makes you feel less alone…

Casual: Joe teamed his T-shirt and jeans with comfy white trainers as he stepped out with Stacey

Casual: Joe teamed his T-shirt and jeans with comfy white trainers as he stepped out with Stacey

‘But it’s also sad because, you know that nothing you say or do will take away from how exhausting and heartbreaking those experiences are.

‘Thinking of you all and I’m feeling so so grateful.’ 

‘We can not wait to open our hearts even more and watch you open yours and see them grow even bigger to fit all of the love…’ 

The Tap To Tidy author then shared a preview of her grid post, in which she admitted she felt ‘nervous’ and ‘excited’ about her baby news.

Refreshments: Stacey kept cool during the outing as she sipped on a bright blue drink

Refreshments: Stacey kept cool during the outing as she sipped on a bright blue drink

Leggy: Stacey showed off her toned pins in the white dress which had buttons down the front

Leggy: Stacey showed off her toned pins in the white dress which had buttons down the front

Brood: Stacey already shares son Rex, two, with Joe, as well as Zachary, 13, and nine-year-old Leighton from previous relationships

Brood: Stacey already shares son Rex, two, with Joe, as well as Zachary, 13, and nine-year-old Leighton from previous relationships

She wrote: ‘We love you all so so much. I don’t have many words right now, I feel so nervous and excited and happy and scared all at once… 

‘But what I do know is that we love you all to the moon and back. Lots of love from Me, Joe, Harry, Zachary, Leighton, Rex and…’ 

The star then later shared a sweet snap of her eldest boy Zachary gently holding her stomach as they cuddled up with pet dogs Theo and Peanut.

Alongside the black and white image, she wrote: ‘I am sobbing reading your messages. Me, Zachy, Joe and Peanut are watching the end of a film and then I’ll try to reply to your beautiful messages. 

Tough: Stacey revealed that she and Joe had been 'trying for another pickle' for a 'really long time' in her pregnancy announcement

Tough: Stacey revealed that she and Joe had been ‘trying for another pickle’ for a ‘really long time’ in her pregnancy announcement 

Hard: The former X Factor contestant also revealed that she and Joe, 39, had suffered devastating miscarriages before finally getting pregnant again

Hard: The former X Factor contestant also revealed that she and Joe, 39, had suffered devastating miscarriages before finally getting pregnant again

‘Peanut and Theo definitely knew before me. Love you all so much.’

Stacey’s heartwarming baby news garnered several congratulatory messages from her fans and showbiz pals, who all flocked to share their well wishes. 

Mollie King penned: ‘So happy for you!! Huge congratulations!’, while her fellow The Saturdays star Rochelle Humes wrote: ‘SO over the moon for you.’ 

The newly-engaged couple reside in Essex with their children, while Joe’s son Harry, 13, lives with his mother Emma Sophocleous. Stacey co-parents Zachary with her former partner Dean Cox and Leighton with ex-fiancé Aaron Barham.

The loved-up pair met on the set for I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! when the artist was crowned Queen of the Jungle and the former EastEnders star hosted spin-off series Extra Camp in 2010, a year after he took home the title.

The duo confirmed their relationship in January 2016, with the auburn-haired beauty stating at the time: ‘It’s going really well… we’re having fun, spending time together and getting to know each other.’

They announced they were expecting their first child together in February 2019, and welcomed baby Rex three months later.

If you have been affected by this story, contact Tommy’s, a miscarriage, premature birth and stillbirth charity, at mailbox@tommys.org or call 0800 0147 800 

Growing family: Stacey revealed that she is expecting her second child with fiancé Joe on Wednesday in a sweet Instagram post

Growing family: Stacey revealed that she is expecting her second child with fiancé Joe on Wednesday in a sweet Instagram post 

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