Sugababes star Heidi Range has confirmed she is pregnant and expecting her second child.
The former girlband star, 37, revealed she is ‘over the moon’ to be pregnant again after heartbreakingly suffering two miscarriages in 18 months.
Heidi and her husband Alex Partakis – who are already parents to daughter Aurelia, three – confirmed their exciting news in an interview with Hello! magazine.
In the candid chat, Heidi admits there was a time she thought she could never have children and how her second pregnancy had been a ‘nerve-wracking’ time for the couple at first.
The singer revealed: ‘We are both over the moon. Aurelia has been asking for a brother or sister every day.’
Heidi said: ‘When I was pregnant with Aurelia, it was a case of ignorance is bliss – I just assumed everything would be fine and it was.
‘But, because I’ve had two losses since her, it was quite a nerve-wracking time until I had the scans.’
‘I always thought we were lucky as we were so blessed to have Aurelia,’ Heidi added.
‘I’m one of two girls and my sister Hayley is my best friend. If we can give Aurelia what Hayley and I have, then that’s the best gift in the world.’
Heidi and Alex married in Florence, Italy in 2016 and the pair welcomed daughter Aurelia in January 2018.
Prior to her relationship with Alex, Heidi was engaged to radio presenter Dave Berry, who she dated for eight years at the height of her fame with the Sugababes.
Heidi joined the band – known for hits such as Freak Like Me, Push The Button and Too Lost In You – in 2001, replacing original band member Siobhán Donaghy to join Mutya Buena and Keisha Buchanan.
She stayed with the band until its official split in 2011 – following both Mutya and Keisha’s departures from the band in the years prior – and later appeared on Dancing On Ice in 2012.
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The charity aims to better understand the causes of baby deaths and works with governments and other organisations to raise awareness of issues surrounding baby loss.
Sands provides bereavement support at a local and national level.
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