I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! star Cerys Matthews is pregnant with her third child.
The former Catatonia singer, 40, is expecting the baby in January with her boyfriend and manager Steve Abbott, The Wales On Sunday revealed.
Cerys apparently learned she was expecting four months ago, around the time of celebrating her 40th birthday, but kept the news secret as the couple were worred there might be complications due to her age.
She and Steve, 49, reportedly broke the news to friends and family last weekend, including Cerys’ parents Philip and Pauline.
The couple, who have been together since February, do not know the sex of the child.
The Welsh singer is already mother to Glenys Pearl y-Felin, aged five, and three-year-old Johnny Tupelo Jones, with her ex-husband, American music producer Seth Riddle.
Steve – who also manages opera diva Hayley Westenra, Songs Of Praise presenter Aled Jones and cellist Julian Lloyd Webber – has two children with his ex-wife, Deborah.
Cerys – who began presenting a regular radio show on BBC 6 Music in June – has moved permanently to London after buying a house in Holland Park.
But she and her children still spend as much time as possible in Wales, staying with her parents in Trefin, Pembrokeshire.
Cerys moved to Nashville, Tennessee, to live with Riddle in 2003, but returned home when they split in four years later.
In 2007, she appeared on ITV’s I’m A Celebrity… where she began an on-off relationship with ex-EastEnder Marc Bannerman, 36, but they split in February 2008.