Former Celebrity Big Brother contestant Jeremy McConnell has announced his girlfriend is pregnant.
The 29-year-old Irish model has reportedly told family and friends that his partner of almost two years, solicitor Katie McCreath, is expecting.
A source quoted by the Sun said: “Jeremy and Katie are ecstatic. The baby marks a brand new chapter in their lives.
“They are both so excited and can’t wait to welcome their little son or daughter. Jeremy has found someone that he really loves and wants to be with forever.
“They can’t wait to become parents and start a family together.”
It is believed their first child together is due to arrive in December.
ED! has reached out to Jeremy’s reps for comment.
Last week, reports claimed that Jeremy told his 471k followers on Instagram followers that Katie was pregnant and he was “so overwhelmed” with the news – but quickly deleted the post.
Later, he told fans “no exciting news today” and appeared to put it down to a prank by “someone’s brother”.
Jeremy found fame in the 2016 series of Celebrity Big Brother, where he met fellow contestant and later girlfriend Stephanie Davis, best known for playing Sinead in Hollyoaks.
The two had a son together, Caben, but Jeremy is is believe to have had limited contact with the two-and-a-half year old since he was found guilty of assaulting Stephanie.
He was slapped with a 20-week jail sentence, suspended for 12 months, although he ended up serving a 34-day stint in prison for bailing on his community service to have his teeth done and undergo a hair transplant at a clinic in Turkey.
Last month, actress Stephanie shocked her followers on Instagram by sharing pictures of her bruised body and reflecting on the difficulties she’s faced in recent years.
She wrote: “I’m winning. It’s all about my beautiful baby boy and if I’ve made him proud, then that’s all that matters!
“I’ve overcome so much, physical abuse, broken nose, broken ribs, severed tendons in my hand, bitten face, bust lip, the list goes on, the worst mental abuse I wouldn’t wish on anyone, pregnant alone for nine months, giving birth alone, lies and manipulation.”
She added: “I struggled being a single mum, but I have done it, I’ve been knocked down massively but got back up & got back up & got back up again.”
Jeremy recently revealed that he has been sober for the last 18 months and called cocaine “the devil,” admitting he became addicted to it after his stint in the Celebrity Big Brother house.
He told the Sun: “I feel sick when I look back at myself, I’m so ashamed.”
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