Samia Ghadie and fiance Sylvain Longchambon are having a baby boy.
The Coronation Street actress – who already has a five-year-old daughter Freya with ex-husband Matthew Smith – has revealed she is expecting her first son with the former Dancing on Ice star after announcing her pregnancy in March.
She told this week’s edition of OK! magazine: ‘We actually found out after the 20 week scan but we wanted to wait for a while before we told people.’
Samia, 32, added that she and Sylvain, 34, are thrilled to be having a brother for Freya and she thinks her beau is especially pleased as he’ll no longer be ‘outnumbered’ by girls.
She told OK! magazine: ‘I was just over the moon. I feel so lucky that we will have one of each now.
‘A lot of people don’t have that luxury. If it had been a girl, I would have still felt the same just knowing that everything is alright is the main thing.
‘I’m pleased for Sylvain because he’s been saying for ages that he’s outnumbered with all the girls in his family. It will even up the numbers a bit for him.’
The brunette beauty – who plays Maria Connor on the ITV soap – was also shocked to find munching on a chocolate bar could help doctors reveal the sex of the couple’s baby.
She explained: ‘At the scan they told us the baby had its legs crossed, so we thought we wouldn’t be able to find out. We were a little disappointed.
‘Halfway through they told me to go and have some chocolate or a fizzy drink to try and get the baby to move.Sharing their joy: The couple are happier than ever
‘I had a bar of chocolate and I think the sugar might have just made the baby move around.
‘At the end of the scan they got me to move around and the baby moved again.
‘It was quite obvious we were expecting a boy.’
Meanwhile, they announced their engagement on Twitter in May but it took a while for Sylvain’s proposal to sink in for Samia.
Samia, who famously met Sylvain when she competed on Dancing on Ice in 2013, gushed to OK! magazine about the proposal but admitted she thought it was a joke at first.
She said: ‘I can’t believe he proposed to me while we were lying in bed! I was so excited and couldn’t think of sleeping.
‘I said: “Are you serious?” Then I said: “Do you really want to marry me?!” He said: “Yes, that’s why I asked you!”‘