Lovely news for soap star Kieron Richardson and his husband Carl Hyland, who’ve announced the sex of their unborn twins!
Hollyoaks actor Kieron revealed the exciting news that he and hubby Carl were expecting twins on his Instagram account back in December.
Now, in a recent interview with Digital Spy, Kieron has even more sweet news to tell his fans – the pair will be welcoming both a boy AND a girl!
Speaking with the magazine, the actor explained that the loved-up couple were desperate to find out the sex of their babies and now know to start buying pink and blue for their little ones.
Kieron said, ‘We wanted to wait to see whether we needed to buy pink or blue, but now we know we can buy both colours, as we’re having our very own Prince and Princess.’
The 31 year old added that his on-screen role has helped give him some tips for looking after children, ‘I’ve had the best training ever with little Leah and Lucas, although we won’t be calling the twins Leah and Lucas – that would be weird.’
The dads-to-be posted an adorable video to announce that they were expecting, which opened on a shot of their beautifully decorated Christmas tree. But there was something else hiding in amongst the usual baubles and tinsel – two large Mickey and Minnie Mouse decorations that read ‘Baby on board’!
The camera then panned out to show a grinning Carl and Kieron who, with the help of their pet pug, unwrap a giant notice board with the words ‘Twins coming 2017’.
Kieron captioned the video: ‘Merry christmas to us thanks to the British surrogacy centre’.
Since posting the announcement the pair were flooded with messages of congratulations from their fans. One user wrote: ‘Yay! Congratulations to you both. Such an amazing journey ahead for you guys xx’ and another added: ‘Massive congrats so happy for you both you will both be amazing ❤️❤️ xxx’
Earlier last year, Kieron opened up about his experience with IVF after four failed attempts to become a dad.
After trying for a baby for over a year, he told The Mirror: ‘We were hoping for a baby this year.
‘Unfortunately, like anyone who is trying for a baby through IVF – whether they are gay couples or not – it is a lottery.
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‘The statistics when we first started it were a 70% success rate. We have tried it four times, with the same surrogate mum, and we have fallen into that 30% bracket of it not working.
The dad to be admitted that although it’s been tough, he and Carl refused to give up on their dreams to become dads.
‘But we have not given up the fight and are still continuing. We are going to keep trying until it is successful.’