STACEY Solomon swore boyfriend Joe Swash to silence over their pregnancy news – and then told everyone herself.
The 29-year-old Loose Women star – who announced the couple’s pregnancy earlier today – laughed as Joe, 37, told today’s panel show how Stacey had laid down the law and then found herself unable to keep the news secret herself.
Stacey revealed the story on today’s Loose Women
He said: “She gave me ground rules about what I could and could not say and then I bumped into Alison Hammond and she gave me a big hug and said congratulations.”
Stacey also admitted she found herself confused about who she had told about the pregnancy.
She said: “I don’t know what to do. I’m so elated and excited. I can’t believe we’re so privileged to be having another child. I forgot who I told. I kept just doing this weird nod to people as if, ‘You know right?’
“We felt it was important to keep it to ourselves until we were safe. We didn’t find out until a certain point and then we had to let our families know and our children know. And there is a point when you just want to keep it to yourself.”
Joe revealed he is overjoyed with the baby news
The couple beamed with happiness about their news
Joe added: “It’s brilliant, I’m really chuffed. It’s just nice to have the secret out. We’ve had to keep it undercover and so it’s nice we can let people know.”
“We’re really blessed and excited. I can’t wait to see what our little kids going to look like.”
The couple both became emotional as they spoke about their future baby, with Stacey tearing up as she said: “I don’t know what to say, it’s such a massive thing and it’s happening to us so I just don’t know what to say.”
The celeb couple took to Instagram this morning to share the news with their followers.
Stacey shared a photo of the baby scan
Sharing a series of pictures of Stacey asleep, former EastEnders actor Joe, 37, was the first to make the exciting announcement on his social media page.
The star wrote: “Have been driving myself mad thinking that she’s bored senseless of me and can’t stand to be awake for longer than 10 minutes of my company…
“So you can imagine my delight to find out that she still loves me and my company very much she’s just been growing a baby.
“I can’t begin to describe how happy we are to be able to share this wonderful news. We’ve been so blessed with three incredible children that we’ve had the privilege of raising and we are forever grateful to have the chance to become parents to another wonderful child.
Getty – Contributor Emotional Stacey admitted that she can’t stop sobbing at their news
Instagram Joe announced the news with a series of photos of his girlfriend sleeping
“It’s all very overwhelming and emotional and we couldn’t be happier right now.”
Emotional Stacey followed up with a picture of the scan, adding: “Every time I go to write anything I sob so… what he said @realjoeswashy”.
Taking to Twitter, the expectant star retweeted Joe’s message and added: “Words aren’t working for me right now so ditto @realjoeswash” alongside a crying and yellow heart emoji.
Speaking on Good Morning Britain shortly after making the announcement, Joe said of his girlfriend: “She’s all good, she’s excited.
Joe was excited as he spoke about the baby news on GMB
Instagram Joe joked that he feared his girlfriend had grown bored of him
Instagram The star appears to be suffering from tiredness in her pregnancy
“We just can’t wait for it to happen.”
When quizzed on the due date, Joe refused to give any details away – simply saying that he “can’t say now”.
Stacey and Joe first started dating in January 2016 and the former X Factor star is already mum to 10-year-old Zachary and six-year-old Leighton, who she shares with ex Dean Cox.
Joe and Stacey with Stacey’s two sons
Meanwhile, Joe is dad to 11-year-old Harry who he shares with ex-fiancee Emma.
Earlier this week, Stacey alluded to the tiredness that she is suffering from in her pregnancy in a candid Instagram post.
The exhausted mum tickled her followers when she shared a photo of her two sons playing computer games on separate TVs while she watched Friends.
Stacey confessed that she had “totally given up on parenting” on the first day of half term, adding: “Feeling like I’ve been stripped of every ounce of energy for no reason at all today.”
Stacey tickled fans with this honest parenting post earlier this week
On Valentine’s Day, the pair prompted speculation that they had got engaged after Joe shared a sweet snap of the Loose Women star in bed with her left hand hidden.
Later in the day, both of the hands were in shot with no ring in sight – with Stacey saying just last month that she would accept a Poundland engagement ring from her husky-voiced beau.
But despite her marriage desires, Stacey recently teased that she and Joe are more likely to welcome a child together before they walk down the aisle.
This Valentine’s photo prompted speculation that the pair had got engaged last week
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Writing in her New! column, the star said: “Joe and I have both spoken about it and neither of us are headstrong about having that marriage contract.
“We’re moving in together and probably want to have children before we get married.
“And when we’ve got through life and fed our children and they’re independent, that’s when I would think, ‘Should we get married?'”
Joe and Stacey moved in together in October last year.
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