Darby Ward and her fiance Michael Jackson have announced that they’re expecting a baby.
The pair – who got engaged while on a family holiday on the French Riviera in August 2019 – shared the news with fans on social media on Friday.
The post on Instagram shows them sat together with two fur-babies, as Michael holds up a set of ultrasound scans.
Darby, 23, said: “Our little family is officially growing! Baby Jackson we can’t wait to meet you.
“I’m so emotionally excited to be able to finally share our special news with you all!”
She said of her husband-to-be: “You have made my life complete in every single way and I couldn’t wish for a better partner to build my life with and start our own family together.”
Michael, 40, is the owner of Mr Whippy ice cream in the United Arab Emirates, while Darby – the eldest daughter of Dawn and Ashley Ward – is a country singer.
Sharing the news with her followers, Dawn posted on Instagram: “I can not tell you how excited I am. Me and Ashley are going to be grandparents.
“My beautiful daughter Darby and our son-in-law-to-be Michael are expecting a baby.
“They will make the best parents ever, I’m feeling so blessed, it’s the most amazing news for our whole family.”
She then teased “Nanna Dawn” and “Grandad Ashley” in reference to the new mantles she and her ex-footballer husband may soon adopt.
Darby’s younger sister Taylor led the congratulations, saying she “can’t wait to be an aunty.”
Congratulations also came from Real Housewives of Cheshire stars, including Nermina Pieters-Mekic and Rachel Lugo.
Rachel said: “Congratulations I’m so happy for you all,” while Nermina posted: “Aww congratulations to you both! Fantastic news.”
Dawn added: “Can’t contain my excitement you will both be the best parents,” while father-to-be Michael said: “Absolutely over the moon that my future wifey Darby is creating our little Baby Jackson.”