CORONATION Street’s Victoria Ekanoye has announced she is expecting a baby boy with boyfriend Jonny Lomas.
The 37-year-old – who played Angie Appleton in the ITV soap and also appeared on X Factor: Celebrity last year – celebrated with family after the good news.
Victoria Ekanoye announced she’s having a baby boy[/caption]
The pics show Victoria in a long black dress with a huge baby bump.
Her boyfriend is wearing a pair of white chinos, black shoes and a red long sleeved top, who is hugging her from behind.
The couple are stood outside on a decking and posed for pictures alongside their family.
Victoria – whose baby is due in January – made her pregnancy announcement in November.
She celebrated with her family[/caption]
Victoria alongside boyfriend Jonny Lomas[/caption]
In an interview with Hello! Magazine, she said: “We thought we would try next year. So when this pregnancy came along we were like: ‘It’s happening!’ It did come as a bit of a surprise but it’s so unbelievably exciting.”
Jonny added: “I am super excited as well as a bit nervous.
“It’s a new chapter in our lives; all my friends who have kids say it’s going be hard but the best thing you will ever do.”
Victoria and Jonny decided to wait until they were well into the pregnancy before announcing the news, in part because Victoria has sickle cell anemia.
Victoria as Angie in Corrie[/caption]
She also appeared on X Factor: Celebrity[/caption]
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She said: “We know friends that have miscarried and so we waited until we were 12 weeks before we even told our parents.
“Then, with my health condition, we wanted a little bit more security and stability in knowing that everything is okay with baby and with me.”
The actress was diagnosed with the condition when she was 22 but recently revealed she spent years hiding her pain from her mother.