X Factor star Shayne Ward has revealed he’s going to be a dad for a second time.
The former Coronation Street star’s fiancée Sophie Austin is pregnant with a baby girl five years after the birth of daughter Willow.
Speaking to Hello! Shayne, 37, said: “I would always say to Sophie: ‘I know in my gut and in my heart of hearts that we are going to have more children.’
“There was no two ways about it. We never gave up. It’s been a whirlwind.
“And 16 years after I appeared on The X Factor, I have a beautiful family and one on the way. I am on cloud nine. It’s amazing that we’re going to have another girl to add to the Ward clan.”
The couple initially tried to conceive through IVF and Sophie admitted the process took its toll on her mental health.
She said: “I’ve never felt so depressed and low in my whole life.”
Sophie credited Shayne’s positivity for helping her get through it and eventually she fell pregnant naturally.
The couple had to cancel their wedding more than once during the coronavirus pandemic and they might now wait even longer with baby number two on the way.
Shayne previously told Lorraine Kelly: “Everything can wait, there is no rush and we can definitely do this next year, but we’re together for life and that is the main thing, we’re together regardless.”
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