Former Sugababes star Heidi Range is expecting her second child after suffering two miscarriages in 18 months.
The 37-year-old singer announced the news in an interview with Hello! magazine and said the child, a girl, is expected in August.
Range, from Liverpool, already shares three-year-old daughter Aurelia with husband Alex Partakis, who she married in a 2016 ceremony in Florence, Italy.
She told the magazine: “We’re both over the moon. Aurelia has been asking for a brother or sister every day.
“When I was pregnant with Aurelia, it was a case of ignorance is bliss – I just assumed everything would be fine and it was. But because I’ve had two losses since her, it was quite a nerve-wracking time until I had the scans.”
Range admitted there was a time she thought she may not be able to have another child.
She said: “I would have been heartbroken, but I always thought we were lucky as we were so blessed to have Aurelia.
“I’m one of two girls and my sister Hayley is my best friend. If we can give Aurelia what Hayley and I have, then that’s the best gift in the world.
“I’m so excited for her that she is going to have that – but Alex is slightly concerned about the amount of hormones that are going to be in the house.”
The Sugababes has featured a rotating line-up of female vocalists since forming in 1998, with former members clashing over ownership of the brand.
Range joined the group in 2001 after a stint in Atomic Kitten and performed with them until 2011 when the group went on hiatus.
Read the full story in Hello! magazine, out now.