In brilliant news to kick off the week, Dancing On Ice couple Brianne Delcourt and Kevin Kilbane are expecting another daughter just nine months after welcoming a baby girl.
Sharing the news, 40-year-old Brianne joked she was ‘only five months along, but I look about nine’ before sharing the pregnancy wasn’t smooth sailing in the early days, after she experienced bleeding and discovered she had a haemorrhage next to her placenta.
Brianne told OK! magazine: ‘I was a month along when I found out and I went for my second ultrasound quite early. We found out I had a haemorrhage and it was right by the placenta. I was bleeding for a week so I went to see a doctor. Automatically we thought something was wrong or I was miscarrying. They told us it was a haemorrhage, which can sometimes be a normal thing and go away.’
She explained that after a follow-up it was found the haemorrhage had become larger but, after being put on bed rest, cleared up a few weeks later.
Former Premier League player Kevin added: ‘We’d never heard of a haemorrhage in pregnancy so when you’re told that you think the worst. It was an extremely worrying time.’
Now the pair are looking forward to welcoming the fifth girl to the family, with Brianne mum to five-year-old daughter Gracie, while Kevin has teenage daughters Elsie and Isla with his ex-wife.
The exciting news comes nine months after the couple, who met when they were partnered on the 2020 series of the ITV show, welcomed their daughter Olivia Mai. That’ll make the new arrival 15 months younger than her big sister.
The skater said: ‘We’re going to have a full football team of girls! I honestly wouldn’t know what to do with a boy and I don’t think Kevin would either. It was always my dream before I had children to have all girls. Doing things like Dancing On Ice and having all these costumes, I remember when I was single thinking, “Who am I going to pass this stuff on to?” So now I can’t believe I’m going to have three girls.
‘Before we found out I remember looking at Olivia and I couldn’t imagine her being my last baby girl, so I was secretly hoping. Gracie is very happy we’re having a girl. I think if it was a boy she’d send them back to the hospital.’
Previously announcing Olivia’s birth in February, Brianne revealed: ‘Born at 8:30am, February 3rd 2021 Weighing 6’11’, she said along with a picture of her baby’s tiny hand resting on her fingers.
‘We love you so much and Gracie has never been more excited to get a baby sister and bestie for life.’
Brianne and Kevin’s relationship was a whirlwind after meeting on the ice-skating series. They struck up a romance in 2019 before getting engaged in February 2020.
At the start of September 2020 the couple secretly tied the knot, having to make adjustments to their big day due to the pandemic.
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