Actor Jack Whitehall is ready to take on a new role: fatherhood! The Afterparty star has announced that he and his girlfriend Roxy Horner, a model, are expecting their first child together. Prior to becoming pregnant, the couple had suffered a miscarriage last year.
To announce the news, Jack shared two black and white images of the couple holding sonogram images. “And I thought I wasn’t getting enough attention when the dog arrived…” he quipped in the caption. The model shared the same images to her Instagram page alongside the caption, “The best news to share…”
The couple opened up about their pregnancy journey in an exclusive interview with HELLO! magazine. Roxy shared that the couple, who began dating in 2020, learned of their pregnancy while vacationing in Australia with her family. “It was really lovely because I got to tell my mum pretty much straight away. And I don’t get to see my parents too often, so it was a really perfect moment before he went off on tour. And I got to tell my younger sister as well, and I never really see her, so – it was a really good time.” The pregnancy news came on the heels of loss for Roxy’s family. “We found out the same week my nan passed away. There’s a part of me that feels because my nan knew we were trying for a baby that this was her gift to us. That’s how I’m seeing it.”
The Bad Education star and his partner has previously suffered a miscarriage just last year and the model had some concerns about this pregnancy and sharing their happy news with the world. “”We had a miscarriage last year and so there was a part of me that was worried to open up too soon about this baby because I was so worried something would happen again and I didn’t want to have to kind of tell the world. I think because we did go through that miscarriage you realise how fragile the baby is, and just how common actually a miscarriage is, and that so many women go through it – I had no idea how common it actually was. It just makes this feel extra special and you’re more grateful that everything’s fine.”
Congratulations to Jack and Roxy on the news of their first child! We wish them good health and lots of love as they prepare to grow their family.
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