Former Celebs Go Dating star Nadia Essex announces pregnancy

Nadia Essex has announced that she is pregnant.

The Celebs Go Dating star has revealed that she is expecting her first child.

The 37-year-old confirmed the news to Closer magazine, saying that it came as a ‘massive shock’, as she thought that she was unable to have children.

Opening up on her difficult year, the former Celebs Go Dating host revealed that she is 14 weeks pregnant and admitted that she only found out about the pregnancy when she was nine weeks along.

‘I’ve gone from a hellish year to being blessed with a baby,’ she told Closer.

‘The odds weren’t in my favour, as for so long I thought I couldn’t have children – so this is the best thing that’s ever happened to me. It’s a miracle!’

Talking about her intentions to embrace the role of a single mum, the mum-to-be said that she has chosen to keep the identity of her baby’s father a secret, as the pair are no longer in a relationship.

‘I had tried for a baby ten years ago with a previous partner, with no success,’ continued Nadia. ‘I’d recently stopped taking the contraceptive pill, but I was using protection. My doctor told me there was less than one per cent chance of conception. Everyone’s shocked, but I wouldn’t change a thing!’

‘I still think there’s a real stigma against single mums,’ she added, ‘and internet trolls may use that label against me.

‘My baby’s dad lives in America and he wants to be involved, so we’ll find a way to co-parent and communicate. I have a great support system and a very honest relationship with my family.’

The TV star is close friends with The Only Way Is Essex star Ferne McCann, who is mum to 22-month-old Sunday and said that she will be looking to the reality star for advice on being a single mum.

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‘I adore her,’ said Nadia. ‘Ferne is a really good example of someone who has never let her status as a single mum hold her back. She owns it and people love her for it.’

Big congratulations to Nadia on her exciting news!