Danielle Lloyd stepped out on Wednesday for her first outing since she revealed she is expecting her fifth child.
The CBB star, 37, is already mother to four sons, Archie, 10, Harry, nine, and George, seven, who she shares with her ex-husband Jamie O’Hara, and Ronnie, three, with electrician Michael O’Neill, who she married in April 2019.
She stepped out in a tight black top with a loose-fitting bomber jacket over the top, as she showed off the first hints of her bump.
Blooming: Danielle Lloyd stepped out on Wednesday for her first outing since she revealed she is expecting her fifth child
Danielle, who has been extremely candid about her desire to have a daughter and even debated undergoing gender selection, told Closer: ‘I can’t wait to become a family of seven. I know there’s a risk it’ll be another boy though…
‘But, of course, the main thing I want is for the baby to be healthy. And if it’s not a girl – we’ll just try again after!’
She said: ‘We were both just over the moon. Please let it be a girl! Michael is really hoping for a girl and the boys are desperate too – they’re convinced it’s a little sister.’
Last year, the former glamour model revealed she’s put her plans to use controversial gender selection treatment on hold after being diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and endometriosis.
Baby news: The CBB star, 37, is already mother to four sons, Archie, 10, Harry, nine, and George, seven, who she shares with her ex-husband Jamie O’Hara, and Ronnie, three, with Michael O’Neill, who she married in April 2019
Stylish: She displayed a slight hint of a bump as she stepped out
She admitted she ‘can’t think about having a baby at the moment’ but would ‘love a little girl’ during an appearance on Loose Women.
In the interview, she shared she’s put her eldest child Archie in therapy after he began suffering from anxiety following her divorce from her ex-husband Jamie.
Danielle tragically suffered a miscarriage in 2019.
Stepping out: She was clutching the issue of Closer that featured her pregnancy announcement
Check her out: She was keeping out the chill in a green jacket
The media personality said she’ll have to delay her hopes of having a daughter as she’s set to undergo an operation to treat her conditions, which can affect a woman’s fertility.
She said: ‘I’ve just found out that I’ve got PCOS and endometriosis so I have to have an operation for that so can’t think about having another baby at the moment anyway.
‘I’m in two minds, I’ve just got a puppy who is a little girl so she’s my baby at the moment. I would love a little girl but four boys is a lot.’
Bumping along nicely: She wore a skin-tight vest top and leggings
WHAT IS POLYCYSTIC OVARY SYNDROME?
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common condition that affects how a woman’s ovaries work.
The three main features of PCOS are:
- Irregular periods – which means the ovaries don’t regularly release eggs (ovulation). This can affect a woman’s ability to get pregnant.
- Excess androgen – high levels of ‘male hormones’ in the body, which may cause physical signs such as excess facial or body hair.
- Polycystic ovaries – the ovaries become enlarged and contain many fluid-filled sacs (follicles) which surround the eggs (it’s important to note that, despite the name, if you have PCOS you don’t actually have cysts).
Endometriosis is an often painful disorder in which tissue similar to the lining of the uterus – the endometrium – grows outside the uterus, while PCOS is a common condition that affects how a woman’s ovaries work.
In August 2019, Danielle revealed her sons were also keen to have a little sister and said she had been to Dubai’s gender selection clinic, the Fakih IVF centre.
The practice has been condemned by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and is illegal in Britain.
The WHO says that sex selection raises ‘serious moral, legal, and social issues’ and can lead to the devaluation of women and gender imbalance.
Danielle has learnt that the treatment is accurate in 99% of the cases in which a baby is successfully born and also started to investigate the possibility of arranging for a girl in Northern Cyprus, another state where it is legal.
After further questioning, however, the TV star and electrician Michael had previously settled on America, where they felt the overall safeguards would be stronger.
Once there, a number of her eggs would be harvested and fertilised, and then one or two of the resulting female embryos will be reimplanted in the mother’s womb. The rest will be stored for possible use in the future.
Elsewhere in the discussion, the CBB star revealed she sought help for her son Archie, who struggled to ‘open up’ to his mother following her split from his father, footballer Jamie.
The 2004 Miss England pageant queen was divorced the sportsman in 2014 just two years after they tied the knot when it emerged he’d cheated on her.
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Stepping out: She was sure to grab the magazine to check out her spread