Monday 25 September 2017

Abi Titmuss announces she is pregnant with her first child at 41

Abi Titmuss with fiancé Ari Welkom appearing in this week's edition of Hello! Magazine. Picture: PA Wire/Hello! Magazine
Abi Titmuss with fiancé Ari Welkom appearing in this week's edition of Hello! Magazine. Picture: PA Wire/Hello! Magazine
Abi Titmuss attends the press night of The King's Speech at Wyndhams Theatre on March 27, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Tim Whitby/Getty Images)
Abi Titmuss attends the UK premiere of 'Burlesque' at Empire Cinema, Leicester Square on December 13, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
Abi Titmuss arrives for the Orange British Academy Film Awards 2009 at the Royal Opera House on February 8, 2009 in London, England. (Photo by Tim Whitby/Getty Images)

Francesca Gosling

The star’s news comes weeks before her marriage to Ari Welkom.

TV’s Abi Titmuss has announced she is pregnant with her first child at 41.

The former glamour model is expecting her baby with fiance Ari Welkom around September time this year.

Sharing the news just weeks before the pair’s May wedding, Abi said she had wanted to wait until she was given the green light by doctors.

Abi Titmuss attends the press night of The King's Speech at Wyndhams Theatre on March 27, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Tim Whitby/Getty Images)
Abi Titmuss attends the press night of The King's Speech at Wyndhams Theatre on March 27, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Tim Whitby/Getty Images)

Speaking at their Los Angeles home, she told Hello! magazine: “I’m 15 weeks pregnant…I’m so excited about becoming a mum for the first time.

“I’d been bursting to share the news sooner but we hadn’t had the all-clear from the doctor so I had to hold back.

“I found out I was expecting in the second week of January and it has been very hard keeping it a secret until now.”

The British-born television personality moved to Hollywood three years ago.

She met Ari after joining the cast of American soap Days Of Our Lives and he proposed last year as they enjoyed a Hawaiian holiday.

Although Abi bought her wedding dress months before discovering she was pregnant, the resourceful mother-to-be said she had factored in a possible baby bump.

“I chose the style specifically to accommodate my bump if I fell pregnant. It’s absolutely beautiful.”

Her news is just one part of a massive turnaround for the star since her split from former Blue Peter and This Morning host, John Leslie.

She added: “Being here in LA, meeting Ari, and getting pregnant has totally changed my life.

“I’ve always believed that when you meet the right guy, anything is possible.”

Read the full interview in Hello! out now.

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