Jennifer Metcalfe has opened up about her growing bump, a few months after confirming she is expecting her first child with boyfriend Greg Lake.
The 34-year-old star, who announced she was expecting her first child back in February, compared her pregnancy to a ‘hangover’ and said that instead of cravings, she’s had aversions to food.
‘My appetite have really gone throughout my pregnancy. It’s been like an eight-month hangover’, she told Reveal magazine in an interview.
‘Putting on a few pounds is the least of my worries when I can’t sleep and can’t eat what I want. I’ve had the exact opposite of cravings – aversions to food.’
Jennifer also spoke about how her body has changed throughout her pregnancy: ‘My boobs are massive, and I don’t know what to do with them! I know what to do with a big bum – I’ve had one for 34 years, but I honestly don’t know what to do with my boobs.’
The actress, who is best known for her role as Mercedes McQueen in Channel 4’s Hollyoaks, shared the lovely news that she and boyfriend Greg Lake are expecting their first child together back in February.
Jennifer exclusively revealed that she’s a mum-to-be to OK! magazine alongside a gorgeous shoot showing off her bump, saying, ‘No one knew I was pregnant.’
Despite being ‘very excited’, the 34-year-old admitted that she’d been suffering with some typical early pregnancy symptoms such as nausea and a lack of appetite.
‘I’m very excited, but it’s mixed with feeling nauseous and a bit sleepy! I’ve not actually been sick, but I’ve been feeling a bit nauseous. I’ve been off my food and not quite myself.’
Before the news broke officially, a source told The Sun: ‘Jen and Greg are delighted. They have told their friends and family, who are chuffed too.’
The news comes around a year after Jennifer filmed some emotional scenes involving her character suffering a stillbirth.
‘Obviously after her difficult time filming her last pregnancy scenes on Hollyoaks this is a breath of fresh air for Jen,’ the insider added. ‘It’s going to be an exciting rest of the year for her.’
Jennifer and Greg reportedly began dating in 2013, after Jennifer split from previous boyfriend and Dancing on Ice star Sylvain Longchambon, and the pair appear to have been thinking about settling down for some time.
In April 2016, Jennifer opened up to OK! magazine about the possibility of a proposal, saying: ‘I think speaking about it takes the romance out of it. I think it’s down to the guy, so I’ll just leave him to it! But it will happen one day, we see it in our future.’
The pair said at the time that children could also be on the agenda, with former Geordie Shore star Greg adding: ‘I think I’d like to have 2 kids. A boy and girl would be nice. I’ve got 2 nephews and I love spending time with them.’