Laura Anderson is expecting her first child with boyfriend Gary Lucy, and she's managed to keep it a complete secret from her fans for months.
The Love Island star, 33, took to Instagram on 15 February to share the happy news and posted a reel containing clips of her undergoing ultrasound scans and showing off her growing baby bump.
Until she was ready to share her happy news, Laura was able to throw people off the scent with some clever tactics.
The day before the announcement, Laura posted an advert for Emperor Vodka, where she recorded herself making a cocktail. As alcohol is the last thing you associate with pregnancy, it didn't incite any suspicious thoughts.
She spent time mixing it together, smelling the bottle and even lifting the glass for a 'cheers', but crucially she never took a sip.
While, she has continued to share envy-inducing snaps in swimwear, it is likely they are throwback photos.
In one beach shot she wrote: "Dying for some sun", suggesting that she wasn't currently there and she's instead utilising her back catalogue of photos pre-bump.
On Christmas day, Laura got creative holding things in front of her stomach. This included her dog Buddy and a baby. At one point, she held both at the same time!
On another special occasion – New Year's Eve – Laura put her arm in front of her stomach, and also posted photos of herself taken from the back.
Laura has also posted photos of herself on Instagram that only show the top half of her body, and therefore keeping eyes away from her belly.
Gary, 41, and Laura have experienced a whirlwind relationship since meeting on Celebs Go Dating last summer, following her split from Dane Bowers.
In an exclusive chat with OK!, Laura admitted there was a few people in her life that were impressed with her new boyfriend – her mum “fancies” Gary and her friends used to watch the actor on Footballers’ Wives.
Although, they have been in an on/off relationship, Laura is overjoyed to be becoming a parent for the first time with him. She wrote to her 1.5 million Instagram followers: "Our hearts are full. Baby Lucy due Summer ‘23."
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