ACTRESS Sonya Macari (38) is gearing up to take on a new role – motherhood.
The sister of Dublin Housewives star Virginia Macari has confirmed she's four months pregnant with hubbie Colin Devlin's baby.
Announcing her happy news, the thrilled star said: "Our baby will be arriving in August. We're absolutely delighted and we can't wait."
This will be the first baby for Sonya and her musician husband, who married at a lavish ceremony in Dublin in 2012. Once their happy news hit celebrity circles, a host of well-known names congratulated her and Colin, whose brother Peter is married to Lorraine Keane.
Among those who sent the couple messages were celebrity chef Conrad Gallagher, musician Jim Corr, RTE's Maura Derrane, Derry Clarke and Fair City's Sorcha Furlong.
Sonya, who has been with Colin for nearly 12 years, said she was "overwhelmed by all the lovely comments and beautiful best wishes."
"I love being pregnant," she added.
Her new bundle of joy will be a cousin to sister Virginia's son Thor (2), with Sonya happily nesting in her LA home. She and Colin only came back to Dublin last January so they could tell their good news to family and friends in person.
Although they do come home once a year, the smitten pair have been based mainly in Hollywood, where Colin writes music scores for major productions. He's also still gigging and recently performed with his good friend Sharon Corr at an event in the Mint bar in Hollywood.
His half-Italian wife has been busy herself, building up her profile abroad after entering the acting world. She had a part in the silent blockbuster The Artist and also wrote a tome about the acting industry.
She walked down the aisle with hubbie Colin in October 2012 at the Church of Three Patrons in Rathgar where father Romano gave her away.