MODEL agent Andrea Roche is to become a mother for the first time.
The Tipperary-born former Miss Ireland (pictured) announced yesterday that she and her husband of one year, businessman Rob White, are expecting a child.
The 35-year-old announced the news on her Facebook page yesterday.
"Rob & I are So Happy to be expecting a baby, feeling blessed," she wrote on the social network site.
Roche and White walked up the aisle in an intimate ceremony in Ibiza in July 2012.
Following a successful career in front of the cameras, Roche launched her own agency in 2010 and has since signed some of the biggest models in the country.
Chris de Burgh's daughter Rosanna Davison told the Irish Independent of her delight for the model boss. "They will be incredible parents, I'm looking forward to meeting the new arrival next year," she said.
"They're a gorgeous couple and deserve all the happiness their little baby will bring them," said mother-of-one Pippa O'Connor.
Holly Carpenter also offered her congratulations.
"I can only imagine how gorgeous the baby will be with genes like that, it's such exciting news," Carpenter said.