Hollyoaks star Kirsty-Leigh Porter has revealed that she’s six months pregnant by showing off her blossoming baby bump.
The actress, 29, is expecting a baby with her partner Paul, 41, and revealed that they’ve started talking about marriage too.
Showing off her bump in a stunning snap, with Paul protectively placing a hand on her stomach, the happy couple shared the news with the world.
Kirsty, who plays Leela Lomax in the Channel 4 soap, told OK! magazine she was thrilled when she found out she was having a baby.
She said: "We were really, really happy. You just feel everything at once.
Kirtsy-Leigh is expecting a baby with partner Paul
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"With acting, you don’t know when you’re okay to be like, ‘Let’s take a year out and do this.’ You’re just prepared when it happens, and we’re so happy it’s happened for us now."
The star also gushed about her relationship with Paul, saying: "Something just clicks. If you’re in a relationship and it’s not working then you find yourself having to try.
"With him, it’s just not like that. We make an effort but it’s not hard work – it’s just so natural and effortless. I think that’s when you know it’s love, because every day you wake up and you’re happy."
And Paul sweetly added that he didn’t believe in "all that ‘when you know, you know’ stuff" until he met Kirsty.
OK! is out now
While Kirsty says they’ve got no immediate plans to get married with the baby on the way, Paul admits that he’d whisk her off to elope in a moment’s notice.
She said: "We’ve not made any plans as yet, and now we’ve got the baby on the way. We want the baby to be there, but Paul does get in these little love bubbles sometimes, saying, ‘I just want to marry you now’."
He added: "I wanted to go to Gretna Green."
* OK! magazine is out now
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