Nicola Adams, 39, and girlfriend Ella, 24, who are expecting their first child, held a gender reveal and said they were “excited” and “nervous” about becoming parents
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Nicola Adams and her model friend Ella Baig have announced that they are expecting a baby boy.
The 39-year-old boxer, who revealed in February that Ella, 24, is pregnant with her first child, said she was “excited” and “nervous” about becoming a mother after they held a gender reveal.
The couple called their little boy a “fighter” after they began their fertility journey in 2019 and had four rounds of IVF, with Ella pregnant with Nicola’s egg and a sperm donor.
Exclusively told by Star Nicola Hello! magazine: “It’s super cool. I’m excited, happy, nervous and just wondering what to expect. It feels really good to finally have a baby on the way. All the ups and downs were worth it in the end. ”
Ella suffered a miscarriage after the couple’s first round of IVF treatment because she unknowingly had an underactive thyroid, which the couple previously announced can “dramatically affect” a healthy pregnancy.
The model, who showed off her blossoming baby bump in a popular photoshoot, told the publication, “I think it’s safe to say the baby is a fighter, it’s definitely an active baby. From about 17 weeks I felt kicks and whenever we did a scan I don’t even know what it did, maybe back flips.
Ella said she hopes being pregnant with her son will help other couples who are struggling to conceive.
The gender reveal included a canvas splattered with blue and pink paint before the couple peeled off vinyl letters to reveal the words “It’s a boy!”
Ella said she chose to remove the pink and blue color to show the black as a symbolic way to “raise awareness of the gender difference and make it less stereotypical.”
The model felt it was important to be part of the LGBTQ community to break away from stereotypical gender reveals, which she says “often reinforce gender stereotypes.”
The couple announced their pregnancy in February in a joint post along with a photo of them and one of their ultrasound scans.
Announcing the news, they said: “We are very excited to announce that our family is growing. After what feels like forever, we can finally say we’re going to be parents!”
They further commented on the post, “We are so excited to share this magical journey with you all, the highs, the lows, everything in between. Welcome to the world, little one.”
The post was deluged with messages congratulating the couple, including from Katya Jones, 32 – who was Nicolas’ professional partner during her stint at Strictly in 2020.
She wrote in the comments section of the couple’s post, “I’m beyond excited and happy for you. What beautiful news. You’re going to be such great parents.”
https://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/nicola-adams-girlfriend-ella-baig-26623968 Nicola Adams and her pregnant friend Ella Baig have revealed the gender of their baby