Former Olympian and Strictly Come Dancing star Nicola Adams has announced she is expecting a baby with her girlfriend Ella Baig.
The 39-year-old, who was the first woman to win a boxing Olympic gold medal, spoke to Vogue magazine about the happy news after Baig previously suffered a miscarriage and two failed attempts at IVF.
Adams, who was also the first celebrity to enter a same-sex partnership on Strictly Come Dancing, added the couple were delighted to discover they were pregnant “a few months ago”, with Baig now in her second trimester.
Sharing a picture of their ultrasound on Twitter, Adams said: “We’re so excited to announce that our family is expanding.
“After what feels like a lifetime, we can finally say we’re going to be parents!
“We’re so excited to share this magical journey with you all, the ups, the downs everything in between.
“Welcome to the world little one.”
Adams told the magazine that the couple used her egg and that Baig was carrying the child.
She revealed she wanted to be open about the process of having a baby as a same-sex couple to offer “solace” to other couples.
She said: “If you’re a same-sex couple going through this chapter of your lives, know that you’re not alone.”
Adams said the couple plan to have more children in the future and will tell their child: “You have no idea how much we wanted you!”