Hannah Spearritt has announced she’s pregnant with her first child after previously having two “upsetting” miscarriages.
The former S Club 7 singer, who recently appeared as Kandice Taylor in EastEnders, told OK! Magazine it felt “special” to be expecting a baby with boyfriend Adam Thomas after experiencing such heartbreak.
Hannah and Adam posed for a beautiful photo in the new issue of OK! alongside their beloved Chihuahua Lola.
Reflecting on her previous two miscarriages, Hannah said: “They both happened early on in the pregnancies, around the five-week mark. It’s such an upsetting thing so it’s made it hard to relax this time, especially during the first few months.
“Going through all that makes this pregnancy even more special, though. I feel very lucky that everything has been okay this time.”
The 37-year-old has also experienced poor health herself in recent years; she was left in agony in 2013 after getting breast implants and her health suffered.
She explained: “My body was shutting down. At my worst moments, I felt like I was dying. I was suffering from breathlessness to the point where I would be on the floor. Even thinking back to it is very surreal.”
Read the full story in this week’s OK! Magazine – out today
Hannah found fame as a member of pop group S Club 7 in 1999.
They enjoyed huge success with songs like S Club Party, Natural, Reach and Bring It All Back until disbanding in 2003.
Since then, Hannah has turned her attentions to acting with roles in Primeval, Casualty and EastEnders.
She spoke about her boob job agony earlier this year, explaining how she’d gone under the knife to increase her cup size from a B to a C after being jealous of her curvier bandmates.
Six months after she’d had the operation, her hair started to fall out in clumps and she experienced a wave of other symptoms.
She told Mail on Sunday: “I started sleeping more and more – eventually 22 hours a day. I couldn’t move from bed because my muscles were aching. I lost balance, I was always freezing cold and my brain fog meant I couldn’t remember anything.”
Hannah eventually reversed the procedure in 2016 and saw an improvement in her health almost immediately.
She said: “I woke from the op feeling 60 per cent better almost instantly. My temperature rose up to normal and my fever disappeared, as did the fatigue and anxiety. My natural energy just came back.”
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