Coleen Rooney confirms that she is expecting her fourth child

Coleen Rooney has confirmed that she’s expecting baby number four.

The celeb mum, 31, who already shares three children with footballer husband Wayne, confirmed the happy news on Twitter, telling fans that she hadn’t denied earlier rumours of her pregnancy because she was ‘protecting’ the information.

‘So Happy!!! ….. Never denied the news, but I was always protecting it!!’ she exclaimed to her 1.25 million followers. ‘Had scan & all checks are fine…..Baby number 4 is on its way. ๐Ÿ˜’

Fans have flooded Coleen and Wayne with messages of congratulations, with one writing: ‘congratulations!! And good for you for only confirming when it was the right time for you, no one else’s business ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿฝ’

‘That’s lovely news!! Congratulations to you both ๐Ÿ‘ถ๐Ÿผ’ another agreed, whilst a third wrote: ‘Congratulations to you @ColeenRoo & @WayneRooney What perfect news!! I wonder if it will be a baby girl this time or another boy to the clan.’

‘The football team of Rooneys is nearly complete ๐Ÿ˜‚ ๐Ÿ‘ถ๐Ÿป’ another joked.

The couple are already proud parents to sons Kai, whom they welcomed in November 2009, Klay, born in May 2013, and Kit, who arrived in January 2016.

Earlier this year, fans began speculating that the couple had another child on the way, although Coleen appeared to address the comments by tweeting that she had simply gained weight whilst enjoying a family holiday.

‘So basically….yes on holiday again ๐Ÿ˜‚..yes I’ve put weight on…& my kids break up earlier than most schools..not missed a day while here,’ she wrote in a candid social media at the time.

Speaking to the Daily Mail in March, she said of the prospect of adding to her brood: ‘I’m happy with the boys and I’m doing great.’

‘If I was to have another child, which I wouldn’t at the moment because I’ve got enough on my plate.’