Sam Faiers is pregnant with her third child.
The TOWIE star, 30, took to Instagram on Tuesday to share the news that she would be welcoming a ‘spring baby’ with her partner Paul Knightley, and gushed she feels ‘happy and so blessed’ to be expecting again.
Sam shared a sweet black and white image of her son Paul, five, and daughter Rosie, four, kissing her growing bump, revealing she planned to keep the gender of her unborn baby ‘a surprise.’
Baby news! Sam Faiers has announced she’s pregnant with her third child with partner Paul Knightley, sharing the news in an Instagram post on Tuesday
Sam wrote: ‘Soon to be a family of 5 ❤️We have a spring baby on the way. We’re so happy and feeling so blessed❤️ps keeping this little one a surprise.’
A spokesperson for the couple also said: ‘Samantha & Paul are overjoyed to be expecting their third child with the baby due in the spring.’
Sam and Paul began dating in 2014 after she split from boyfriend Joey Essex, and they share son Paul and daughter Rosie.
Sam had previously shared her desire to have a third child, admitting in an Instagram Q and A that now was the perfect time to expand her family.
Happy: The couple who began dating in 2014, and share son Paul, five, and daughter Rosie, four, said they are so happy and so blessed’ by the news
A fan asked: ‘Do you like the age gap between your kids? And would you want bigger if you had two more?’
Sam responded: ‘Personally I found it a little difficult in the early days as I was breastfeeding Rosie whilst Paul was still in nappies and wanting my attention a lot.
‘I wouldn’t change it for the world. But when we have more I think it would be maybe next year? Who knows.. @PaulKnightley.’
It comes just days after Sam admitted she gets ‘so emotional with babies’ when she and pal Luisa Zissman paid a visit to an orphanage in Moldova.
Upon their return, Sam revealed they had raised £100k for the facility shortly after sharing a slew of incredible videos, including one in which she was seen breaking down and saying: ‘I get so emotional with babies, they’re so innocent.
‘Lucky mummy’: Sam had previously shared her desire to have a third child, admitting in an Instagram Q and A that now was the perfect time to expand her family
Overcome: It comes just days after Sam admitted she gets ‘so emotional with babies’ when she and pal Luisa Zissman paid a visit to an orphanage in Moldova
Sam could not contain her emotions in one of the videos, as she met with children from the orphanage and kissed and cuddled the tots.
Luisa and Sam both jetted to Moldova to visit the orphanage for disabled babies, children and teens to encourage her fans to raise money.
Sam made the decision to quit The Mummy Diaries back in June.
Billie posted on Instagram to confirm the show’s new title The Family Diaries and thanked her fans for their support after Sam said she ‘needed a break’ from the show.
Billie wrote: ‘As one journey ends another begins …. And What an incredible journey it has been ❤️ filming with my sister and family for the past 7 years has been the most wonderful experience and we truly have made the BEST memories all together Filming @mummydiariesoffical.’
Moving on: The outing comes a month after it was announced Sam had quit Mummy Diaries after seven years (pictured with son Paul, mum Suzanne, sister Billie, Billie’s daughter Nelly, Sam’s daughter Rosie and Billie’s son Arthur)