Mark Owen becomes third member of Take That to become father-to-be
SINGER Mark Owen has become the third member of pop band Take That to reveal he is a father-to-be.
Owen, 40, and his wife Emma Ferguson, 35, have announced they are expecting their third child.
He has joined bandmates Gary Barlow and Robbie Williams, whose wives are also expecting babies this year.
The couple already have two children, Elwood, six, and Willow Rose, four.
The news has been hailed as proof the couple’s marriage is back on track after Owen admitted at least ten affairs during his time touring with Take That.
He entered rehab to deal with alcohol-related issues after the confession two years ago, after vowing to change his ways.
The couple are now thought to be expecting a child in the late summer, as Emma passes her four-month stage of pregnancy.
The news comes just days after an excited Robbie Williams, 38, announced his wife Ayda was pregnant.
He said: “I've been keeping a secret from you all. Me and Ayda are going to be a Mummy and Daddy this year!!!!!!!!
“We had sex! It works!
'We've seen scans and cried... looked at babies in commercials and teared up... the nursery is already planned.
'Basically I'm in love with a little person growing in mummy's belly... and can't wait to be a daddy. Crying now.”
X Factor judge Gary Barlow, 41, and his wife Dawn are also preparing for their fourth child.
He wrote on his Twitter account in February: “My wife and I are expecting our 4th child #Anotherowngoal.”
A friend of Owen’s told the Sun last night: "He's over the moon.
"He was keeping it a secret for as long as possible so he could enjoy keeping the special news in the family. But now it's come to a point where it's time to share it with everyone.
“The lads have had a right old giggle about the three of them having baby news about the same time.
"Gary was joking there must have been nothing on the telly a few months back for them all to get down to business."