MICHELLE Hardwick is pregnant with her second child.
The Emmerdale actress – who has played Vanessa Woodford in the ITV soap since 2012 – and her wife Kate Brooks have announced their son Teddy, who was born in October 2020, is set to be a big brother.
Michelle, 46, shared an adorable snap of Teddy with the news on a screen behind him reading: "Coming this winter… baby Brooks #2."
She captioned the Instagram post: "We are super excited about our
gorgeous news! I’m 20 weeks today and can almost rest a cup of tea on my bump #bigbrother."
The pair have been inundated with messages of congratulations from her co-stars.
Lisa Riley, who plays Mandy Dingle, wrote: "FINALLY!!! I can tell my Dad
and Brother now, Love to you both, you know how elated we are for you!! So much love."
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Amy Walsh, who plays Tracy Metcalfe, gushed: "Awwwww babe!!!!! It's so exciting!!! (sic)"
The actress had hinted at expanding her brood in May.
Asked about having more children, she said: "Oh, that would be amazing.
“We’d definitely love Teddy to have a brother or sister. And if we’re
lucky enough, fantastic – for him as well, not just for us."
Kate added: "We’re both from big, noisy families with a lot going on.
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"There’s always a drama, always laughter. For Teddy to have a taste of
that would be amazing.
"Teddy loves playing with his cousins on both sides of the family. So, all being well, a little one might be on the cards."
The couple tied the knot at Elvis’ Graceland mansion in Memphis in September 2019.
Michelle and Kate underwent IVF to have Teddy and found it was successful on their first try.
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