Jason and Laura Kenny (nee Trott) have revealed that they are expecting their first child together.
The pair made the announcement on Valentine’s Day, with Laura, 24, sparking rumours of the pregnancy by posting a cryptic picture of a child’s balance bike next to two adult bicycles to her Instagram account, simply captioning it with a heart emoji.
Fans who read into the meaning of the sweet snap were quick to shower the pair with congratulations over the happy news, which Laura confirmed later that day by posting a second picture of some mini Adidas trainers, writing: ‘👶🏼 will of course only be wearing the best @adidasuk @adidas 👟’
‘Congratulations to you both as you go forwards towards another ‘cycle’ in the adventure of life… wishing you every happiness,’ one excited follower wrote, whilst another added: ‘What lovely news. Many congratulations to you both! Harder than both Olympics combined, but the best!’
Many of the couple’s followers have already been speculating about the baby’s talent for cycling, with one saying: ‘Wow congratulations, a new Olympic champion in the making 👶🏼🚴🏻 baby kenny’.
Luke-Lloyd Davies, who represents the couple, also released a statement about the Team GB member’s pregnancy, which read: ‘I can confirm that Laura Kenny is indeed pregnant and that she, Jason and their respective families are absolutely thrilled and delighted with the news.’
‘They very much appreciate all the kind wishes and messages of support they have received already.’
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Laura and Jason, who have 10 Olympic gold medals between them, tied the knot in September 2016 in a private country manor ceremony.
At the time, Laura said of her big day: ‘The happiest day of my life. With all my family and close friends I married my best friend. We had the most amazing day and I’m so pleased to finally be able call Jason my Husband.’