Tuesday 22 August 2017

Irish actor Chris O'Dowd and Dawn O'Porter are expecting their second child together

Chris O'Dowd and Dawn Porter attend the Elle Style Awards at The Savoy Hotel on February 11, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Marsland/WireImage)
Chris O'Dowd and Dawn Porter attend the Elle Style Awards at The Savoy Hotel on February 11, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Marsland/WireImage)
Dawn O'Porter shared this sweet snap from her wedding to Chris O'Dowd on Instagram
Actor Chris O'Dowd and wife Dawn Porter attend "The Sapphires" after party during the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival at The Brandt House on September 9, 2012 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Todd Oren/Getty Images for Weinstein)
Chris O'Dowd and Dawn O'Porter attend the launch party for The Pool, a unique multi-media platform for busy women co-founded by renowned editor and journalist Sam Baker and broadcaster Lauren Laverne, on April 23, 2015 in London, England. www.the-pool.com (Photo by Samir Hussein/Getty Images for The Pool)
Dawn O'Porter attends the launch party for Estee Lauder: Hear Our Storie, Share Yours at The Orangery
Ireland's 'It' actor, Roscommon man Chris O'Dowd and his now wife, Dawn Porter, wear matching black ensembles for the 2012 ceremony.
Dawn Porter and Chris O'Dowd attend the House of Fraser British Academy Television Awards at Theatre Royal on May 10, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by John Phillips/Getty Images)
Dawn O’Porter shows off her baby bump in the video for husband Chris O’Dowd’s ice bucket challenge – dousing ‘Baby O’Porter’ with a glass of ice water
(L to R) Chris O'Dowd, Amy Huberman, Brian O'Driscoll and (front) Dawn O'Porter
Dawn O’Porter, who ‘blended’ her name with that of her husband Chris O’Dowd
Dawn Porter and Chris O'Dowd attend the House of Fraser British Academy Television Awards at Theatre Royal in London, England. (Photo by John Phillips/Getty Images)
Chris O'Dowd (L) and Dawn O'Porter attend the WilliamVintage private dinner in partnership with American Express at Claridge's Hotel on September 21, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/WireImage)
Presenter Dawn Porter and fiance Actor Chris O'Dowd attend Fashion Kicks in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support, Beechwood Cancer Care Centre Stockport and the Chefs Adopt a School Project at Lancashire County Cricket Club on May 1, 2012 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Shirlaine Forrest/WireImage)
Actor Chris O'Dowd in London with his wife Dawn O'Porter, the writer and broadcaster
Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

Broadcaster Dawn O'Porter has revealed she and husband Chris O'Dowd are expecting their second child.

The popoular media personality and the Irish actor have been married for five years and she made the exciting announcement on her Get It On podcast.

"Hope your 2017 is going really well. Mine certainly is. I am starting a new novel this week, I’m about to turn 38 and I am pregnant.

"So I’ll be investing in a lot of elasticated trousers and dusting off all my old vintage tents, not unlike a lot of people in January," she laughed.

Dawn Porter and Chris O'Dowd attend the House of Fraser British Academy Television Awards at Theatre Royal in London, England. (Photo by John Phillips/Getty Images)
Dawn Porter and Chris O'Dowd attend the House of Fraser British Academy Television Awards at Theatre Royal in London, England. (Photo by John Phillips/Getty Images)

TV presenter Caroline Flack was quick to congratulate the couple on Twitter, saying: "OMG ! Listen to the end... congratulations DAWN AND CHRIS! Another little bun in the oven."

The couple have a son Art, who will be two next month, and despite both of their high profile jobs, have opted to keep their family life out of the spotlight.

But Dawn hasn't shied away from gushing about motherhood.

"I have to say, I love it. Art's given me a really lovely start," she told Glamour magazine in 2015. "It's hard work and bloody relentless, but he's a really nice baby. I feel very lucky to have a healthy child.

"I was very emotionally ready to be a mum, so by the time he flopped out - well, didn't quite flop out - I was raring to go. He's very cute."

"When he sleeps I miss him. The relentlessness of this mission would be impossible without that love. Nature really is wonderful," she said.

And she previously expressed her frustrations in the difference in how she and her husband are interviewed.

"But sometimes, when I'm promoting my work, I find it really annoying. Chris can promote a movie and just talk about the movie," she said.

Dawn O'Porter attends the launch party for Estee Lauder: Hear Our Storie, Share Yours at The Orangery
Dawn O'Porter attends the launch party for Estee Lauder: Hear Our Storie, Share Yours at The Orangery

"I have to talk about my intentions for children, my child, my relationship - all this stuff before I get asked about my work."

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