Former Girls Aloud star Kimberley Walsh has just announced she is expecting a baby.
The singer took to Twitter to announce her pregnancy this afternoon.
‘‘Justin and I are so happy to let you all know we are having a baby!!! Couldn't wait to share our lovely news with you all,’’ she tweeted.
She received a stream of messages online congratulating her and her partner of over ten years Justin Scott.
The 32-year-old recently insisted she was in no hurry to get married and had no current plans to walk down the aisle.
The exciting news comes less than a month after her former band mate, Nadine Coyle, gave birth to a baby girl.
‘‘FINALLY, I thought at one point I was going to burst,’’ pop star and close friend Cheryl Cole said as she took to Twitter to congratulate the mum-to-be.
‘‘Finally! I am able to share some of the BEST NEWS EVER!!! Kimberley and Justin are expecting their first baby together. It has been both one of the most exciting and yet hardest things to keep in!!" she wrote on Instagram.
"I have watched them grow from strength to strength over the past 10 years! And this is the best bit of it all!!!!!! Aaaaaarrrrgggghhhhhh!! Love you both to absolute pieces CONGRATULATIONs,’’ she added.
Girls Aloud singer Nicola Roberts also celebrated with some online messages.
"Secrets out!! I am BURSTING with love!" she tweeted. "Kimberley & Justin are having a baby! I am so happy and so literally beside myself with excitement!!!"
The expectant parents live together in North London.