BLUE singer Simon Webbe and his wife Ayshen have revealed they are expecting their first child together in April.
The 41-year-old boyband singer, who is already a father to daughter Alanah, 24, from a previous relationship, is preparing to welcome another addition after two devastating miscarriages.
Speaking to Hello, the couple, who were married in 2018, revealed their baby news for the first time.
“It’s fantastic – we feel so lucky and grateful,” said Simon. “Whenever I touch Ayshen’s tummy, the baby moves, as if it knows it’s me.
“I whisper: ‘You’re going to be loved so much and I can’t wait to meet you’.”
First time mum-to-be Ayshen added of the addition to the family: “We’re more than ready to become parents and I couldn’t be happier.
“Having a child is all I’ve ever wanted. Really soon, we’ll experience that moment and I’ll treasure forever the first time that Simon and I gaze down at our baby.”
Songwriter and rapper Simon, who rose to fame in boyband Blue, admitted he’s ready to settle down and “concentrate on what’s important”.
“For the last 20 years, I’ve been gallivanting all over the world,” he added. “Now I’ll be concentrating on what’s important, ant that’s family.
“I want to be that solid, strong guy for Ayshen and our baby.”
The couple’s pregnancy journey hasn’t been easy, though – with the pair revealing they suffered two heartbreaking miscarriages.
Ayshen first fell pregnant six months after their wedding, and she and Simon were “devastated” to say goodbye to the unborn child.
“We were devastated as we said our goodbyes,” Simon said. “Nobody talks about miscarriage and the physical and emotional effects it has. When it happened for the second time a year later, we went through the pain again.”
The couple fell pregnant for the third time after the approached the process with a more relaxed and natural routine.
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“That’s when it happened,” Simon added. “Ayshen fell pregnant immediately. So our baby was made out of love with no pressure.”
The baby news comes after Simon and his Blue bandmates – Lee Ryan, Duncan James and Antony Costa – teased a reunion to celebrate the band’s 20th anniversary.
Duncan told The Sun: “We were wanting to do something for our 20th anniversary but at the moment lockdown has meant it’s been difficult to get together. It’s not been easy.
“There could be something in the pipeline as we’re really good mates.”