Abi Titmuss, 41, reveals shock pregnancy... THREE WEEKS after announcing her engagement to American actor fiancé Ari Welkom
Published: 00:03 BST, 3 April 2017 | Updated: 00:21 BST, 14 May 2017
Abi Titmuss, 41, has announced that she's expecting her first child with American television star Ari Welkom.
The former nurse and glamour model - who shot to fame as the girlfriend of TV presenter John Leslie - looks absolutely radiant in a figure-skimming lace dress as she debuts her slight bump on the cover of HELLO!
The British star and her other half, who announced their engagement last month, are pictured lovingly placing their hands under her bump, drawing emphasis to her figure which is set to evolve in the following months.
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She's pregnant! Abi Titmuss, 41, has announced that she's expecting her first child with American television star Ari Welkom. Pictured in a stunning photoshoot for HELLO!
Abi, who turned 40 last year, couldn't look happier as she leans into her Days Of Our Lives co-star, who she met after moving to America to star in the cult soap.
She sports a glamorous mane of tumbling blonde locks, which frame her striking au naturale features.
Ari also looks blissfully content over the upcoming addition to his family, as he cradles his glowing flame.
The news comes after Abi revealed she was 'ready to be a mum', in light of her exciting engagement a few weeks ago.
Lovebirds: This comes after the British star announced her engagement last month to her Days Of Our Lives co-star Ari Welkom (pictured together here in October 2016) and revealed that the couple hope to have a baby together
New start: Abi reinvented herself after moving to America three years ago and said, 'I'm engaged to the love of my life and I'm ready to be a mum'
'I'm engaged to the love of my life and I'm ready to be a mum,' she said this weekend, in an interview with The Sunday Mirror.
Abi went on to say: 'Having children has always been really important to me.'
The actress enjoyed a television career in Britain, working as a roving reporter on Richard & Judy, taking part in reality shows Hell's Kitchen and Celebrity Love Island.
The sultry star was in a relationship with John Leslie for three years. She also enjoyed dalliances with David Walliams, footballer Lee Sharpe and actor Marc Warren.
Hollywood dreams: The former nurse landed the role of Nurse Jackie on cult US soap Days Of Our Lives and revealed she wanted a career like Meryl Streep or Amy Adams
American dream: Abi reinvented herself when she moved across the Atlantic and even changed her name to Abigail Evelyn
Abi, who was once voted the 7th sexiest woman in the world, suffered embarrassment when a sex tape she made with John and an aspiring female model was released to the public.
The actress quit Britain three years ago and moved to the States where she landed the role of Nurse Jackie in long running soap opera Days Of Our Lives.
She changed her name to Abigail Evelyn and relished the opportunity to leave her notorious past behind in Britain.
Sexy star: Abi enjoyed a saucy career in British TV and was once named 7th sexiest woman in the world
Racy past: Abi was a regular in lads' mags like Nuts and FHM and penned a sex advice column
She said that what attracted her to hunky Ari, who plays Aldo in the soap, was his lack of judgement about her saucy former career.
'I wanted to meet somebody who didn't know anything about me so I would know 100 per cent in my heart this person just liked me for me and didn't have any judgement.'
Despite her hopes to have a baby, Abi is determined to pursue a Hollywood career.
The soap actress said that she would like to emulate the success of stars like Meryl Streep and Amy Adams.
Former flame: Abi first found fame as the girlfriend of former Blue Peter presenter John Leslie