Watch: Katherine Ryan expecting second child
Katherine Ryan has revealed she is expecting a baby with her childhood sweetheart Bobby Kootstra.
The comedian, 37, made the announcement during a live recording of her podcast Telling Everybody Everything in London.
Ryan was first seen with what looked a baby bump when she was on Celebrity Juice last week, but didn’t say anything about being pregnant.
However, according to reports she spilled the beans when she stepped on stage in Kentish Town this week.
The Sun reported that while Ryan confirmed her pregnancy she decided not to share her due date.
Ryan entered into a civil partnership with Kootstra in 2019, after they bumped into each other after 20 years apart.
The star – who also has an 11-year-old daughter named Violet – said on The Jonathan Ross Show afterwards: “It's perfect having a civil partner.
“We didn't have a wedding, I didn't need to put on a white dress and pretend to be a virgin, that ship has sailed!”
Earlier this year, Ryan revealed that she suffered a miscarriage in 2020.
She told the Mirror that when people such as Chrissy Teigen and Meghan Markle came out and shared their stories about pregnancy loss, it made her feel "very hopeful and encouraged" because their message would reach so many families.
She said: “That conversation is evolving and I’m so glad to see it evolving. Ultimately it’s for the best and it will help a lot of people, especially when they’re still going to scans alone.
“When you’re pregnant for the first time - I would hate to burst women’s bubble, to take that naivety away from them - it can be so joyful. At 25 years old with my daughter I hadn't considered anything bad might happen to me, I went through my pregnancy ‘Lalala’ and that’s a wonderful feeling. But once you experience a loss like that I don’t think you ever feel the same way with a pregnancy.”
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