Katherine Ryan showed off her growing bump after announcing she is pregnant with her second child, her first with partner and childhood sweetheart Bobby Kootstra.
The comedian, 37, made the announcement during a live recording of her podcast Telling Everybody Everything in Kentish Town on Thursday before Bobby shared the bump shot and Katherine posted a selfie showing her stomach.
She first revealed her baby bump during an appearance on Celebrity Juice last week where she wore a stunning silk green gown, but did not discuss her pregnancy during the show.
Stunning: Katherine Ryan is PREGNANT! The comic showed off her growing bump in a stunning snap shared by her childhood sweetheart Bobby Kootstra
Katherine revealed she is due to give birth over the summer at her podcast recording, but refused to give an exact date as she claimed her best advice to other pregnant women was not to reveal that information.
Katherine said during the live show that she was keen to remain coy about her due date because it stopped people asking too many questions.
She already has one daughter Violet, 11, who she is fiercely protective of, it is not known who the Your Face Or Mine? host shares her daughter with.
She had a civil partnership with childhood sweetheart Bobby in December 2019, in a low-key ceremony in Denmark after the pair rekindled their romance.
Sweet: She had a civil partnership with childhood sweetheart Bobby in December 2019, in a low-key ceremony in Denmark after the pair rekindled their romance
Sweet! Katherine is pictured on stage when making the announcement
Growing! She looked stunning in a selfie shared on Friday which showed off her bump
In March, Katherine shared a snap where she posed in a stunning lemon yellow dress and posed with her arms crossed in her lap.
A few fans speculated that the comedian might be pregnant in the snap, and even offered their heartfelt congratulations to her.
This will be Katherine’s first child with Bobby, who she married in December 2019.
Speaking exclusively to MailOnline about her civil partnership shortly after the ceremony, she told how a big star-studded wedding was never on the cards.
Debut: Katherine first revealed her bump during an appearance on Celebrity Juice last week while wearing a stunning green dress
Keeping it secret: Katherine did not discuss her pregnancy during her appearance on Celeb Juice
Sweet: The child will be her first with partner Bobby and Katherine has chosen not to reveal when she was due to give birth
Support: In March, Katherine shared a snap where she posed in a stunning lemon yellow dress, a few fans speculated that she might be pregnant and offered their heartfelt congratulations
Subtle: Katherine posed with her bump covered when smiling for a snap with RuPaul’s Drag Race UK season two winner Lawrence Chaney
Covering up: In a promotional video for All That Glitters, Katherine covered her bump by wearing a loose-fitting yellow dress
She said: ‘I don’t want a big occasion because of the history of it and the fact women used to belong to their fathers and then belong to their husbands and put on a white dress because they’re virgins, I mean I think it’s gross and I don’t want to do it.
‘I appreciate that other people like to have a party but again I get to put on beautiful dresses and not have to make an invite list and arrange seating and hire a DJ, I just don’t want to do those things at all.’
Katherine reconnected with Bobby after 20-years when the pair agreed to have a one-night stand but their romance soon blossomed.
Like mother, like daughter: Katherine already has 11-year-old daughter Violet (L) who she is fiercely protective of, it is not known who she shares her daughter with
Family: In 2019, Katherine opened up about the close relationship she has with her daughter, who she calls her best friend, saying ‘it’s special that I’ve been alone with her for a long time’
And she said she believes their relationship has only been made stronger by the fact Bobby was previously married.
Katherine explained: ‘I loved him so much – I still have all of our letters that we wrote to each other when we were 15/16 and I had them made into a blanket for our one-year anniversary because I’m such a nerd.
‘But then I was glad that we weren’t together for 20 years as well because I went off and I did all of these interesting things and he went off and did all these interesting things.
‘I don’t think most men are really ready to be married until they’ve been divorced. I never really wanted to get married, it’s when I became totally satisfied with the idea of being alone that he magically walked into my life.
Romance: Katherine had a civil partnership with childhood sweetheart Bobby (right) in December 2019, in a low-key ceremony in Denmark after the pair rekindled their romance
‘I did everything I could not to marry him. I thought, this is not my plan but when it’s meant to be it’s just so easy and I wish I had known that all along.’
In 2019, Katherine opened up about the close relationship she has with her daughter, who she calls her best friend, with The Mirror.
She said of Violet: ‘My daughter Violet and I have a unique relationship. I really like her and love her, and it’s special that I’ve been alone with her for a long time, so we have a little bit of a sisterly relationship – which I know can be dangerous when she gets older, but I’m risking it.
‘We live in a democracy. I always say, we’re not a mum and a 10-year-old. We’re two 10-year-olds, but one of us has a credit card and a driving licence. We’re unstoppable.’
Thoughts: In November last year, Katherine said traditional white weddings are ‘gross’ and believes men aren’t ready to get married ‘until they’re divorced’