Love Island success story Olivia and Alex Bowen have shared the happy news that they’re expecting their first child together
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Olivia Bowen is pregnant with her first child.
The Love Island star and her husband Alex, who met on the ITV2 dating show, have announced the pregnancy on New Year’s Day.
“Happy New… Baby Bowen,” she penned alongside a collage of Polaroid pictures.
One snap showed Alex, 30, tenderly kissing 27-year-old Olivia’s bump, while another showed them posing up together with Olivia holding a pair of tiny booties.
A third snap featured a baby grow and hat with ‘Baby Bowen’ printed on them, her positive pregnancy test and baby scans.
“Ahhhhhhh awww congratulations,” fellow Islander Samira Mighty commented.
While pal Ashley James penned: “Oh my god!!!!!! This is the best news!!! Congratulations you too I’m here anything you need xxx”
And Geordie Shore’s Nathan Henry wrote: “Congratulations mum and dad are becoming mummy and daddy xxxxx”
Olivia and Alex coupled up on the second series of Love Island back in 2016 and they tied the knot two years later.
She recently hinted that they were ready to start a family, saying: “We’ve been talking about kids recently. We’d love to have one in the near future, which I don’t think we were ready for before.
“It was a bit of a revelation – I’ve got a picture of us when we decided that we’d not worry about contraception any more.”
She went on: “We’re not putting any pressure on it, but that’s our next step. I feel like I’m such an un-motherly person, but suddenly something changes. You just grow up. We’ve got so much to look forward to.”
Olivia recently opened up about the wild way Alex proposed to her in New York in 2017.
As she marked the fifth anniversary of their engagement, she looked back on the moment.
She wrote on her Instagram story: “We got engaged in New York FIVE YEARS AGO today. Where has the time gone! @ab_bowen.”
Sharing another photo from the special time in their lives, Olivia continued: “This was the night after we got engaged & we were on a huge yacht celebrating nye with loads of randoms we met on there, met some absolute legends!!!
“It ended up with us being chucked off, completely smashed running round New York lost AF. Honestly one of the most hectic times. Not to mention us going to a strip club at 3pm day before my birthday and not remembering how we got home early hours & almost losing my engagement ring.
“We were wild. Definitely meant to be. As nuts as each other. Happy 5 year engagement @ab_bowen reckon we’ve calmed down a touch or?”
She concluded: “One day I’ll go into more detail but I honestly can’t repeat half of it for so many reasons. Best days.”
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