Danielle hopes to add a girl to her family of boys (Picture: Rex; @missdlloyd/Instagram)
Danielle Lloyd is pregnant with her fifth child – and is hoping for a girl.
The 37-year-old announced that she and husband Michael O’Neill are expecting their second child together, having discovered she was pregnant in March.
Danielle confirmed the news by sharing the cover of Closer magazine, on which she appears with her bump, to Instagram, and wrote: ‘So excited to finally announce Baby no5 is on its way ???? we are all so happy.’
The model is mum to four sons – Ronnie, three, with husband Michael, and Archie, 10, Harry, nine, and George, seven, with her ex-husband, footballer Jamie O’Hara.
While Danielle loves her ‘crazy’ boys, she is hoping that baby number five is a girl, having previously considered gender selection to make her dreams come true.
Gender selection is not legal in the United Kingdom, but it is available in Dubai and the United States, and Danielle and Michael had been researching clinics in both locations for the treatment, which involves a woman having IVF and the sex of the embryo being chosen before being implanted into the womb.
However, lockdown and travel restrictions made their plans difficult, so Danielle turned to old wives’ tales and even a psychic to maximise her chances of having a daughter.
The former Celebrity Big Brother star became pregnant in March after ‘a month or two’ of trying, and is set to welcome her fifth child in November.
And if she does have a boy? Well, Danielle is happy to keep trying.
The 37-year-old told Closer: ‘Michael is really hoping for a girl and the boys are desperate too – they’re convinced it’s a little sister. If it is, that little girl is going to have an army of protective big brothers throughout her life!
‘I can’t wait to become a family of seven. I know there’s a risk it’ll be another boy though – having five boys would be totally mad! But, of course, the main thing I want is for the baby to be healthy. And if it’s not a girl – we’ll just try again after!’
Danielle’s baby joy comes almost three years after she suffered a miscarriage, having believed she was pregnant with a baby girl.
At the time, she told followers that she had lost her pregnancy at eight weeks, sharing a post reading: ‘I may have held you in my womb for a moment, but I will hold you in my heart forever.’
Danielle and Michael got engaged after six months together in 2016 and welcomed their son Ronnie the following year, getting married in Dubai in April 2019.
The former Miss Great Britain was previously married to Jamie O’Hara between 2012 and 2014, when Danielle filed for divorce amid allegations her husband had cheated on her.Credit: Source