X-FACTOR judge Dannii Minogue is expecting her first child with her boyfriend Kris Smith.
The Australian singer (39) is said to be "over the moon" and is understood to have broken the news to her family this weekend.
Her long-term love, Kris, a former rugby league player, admitted that he desperately wanted to have children with Dannii, just weeks before it was revealed that she was pregnant.
"I have never felt like this before," Kris said. "I was brought up around children so I'm really keen to have children but the answer I get is, 'Well, if you can go through the nine months and you can have the babies then, yes, I'm in'. I mean, how hard can it be?"
The comments were made in a pre-recorded message which was shown on Piers Morgan's Life Stories on ITV in October to Dannii.
But the unflappable singer responded by saying that she needed "a lot of convincing".
"It's never been part of my world," she said. "I've never been maternal. I almost thought I was going to escape it and now I'm in a relationship that is just so right, maybe I have to think about it."