Mollie King delighted fans with her announcement that she was engaged to her cricket player beau Stuart Broad following a New Year proposal in 2021.
And now, the engaged couple have shared even more happy news after revealing that they have welcomed their first child together.
Sharing a snap of herself cuddling their child, 35 year old Mollie wrote: "Welcome to the world Annabella Broad. We have never been so in love", which she followed with a heart emoji.
Despite having high profile relationships with the likes of David Gandy in the past, this time around The Saturdays singer largely keeps Stuart, 36, out of the spotlight. So, who is the sportsman? Here’s everything you need to know…
Mollie was first romantically linked to England cricket player Stuart back in March 2018.
After five months together, the pair decided to split due to their ‘packed schedules’, however they were soon back together.
The Up singer shared the happy news that they were to welcome a baby on Instagram with a picture of Stuart kissing her belly.
She wrote: "Stuart and I are so so happy to share that we’re expecting a baby later this year! We’re absolutely over the moon."
Stuart is one of the country’s best cricket players and known for his fast bowling. He stands at a very tall 6”5 and currently plays for Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club.
His dad is former cricket professional Chris Broad who is now a referee and once fined his son during a game for using inappropriate language on the pitch.
Stuart’s sister Gemma is also involved with cricket; she is an analyst with the English and Wales Cricket Board (ECB).
He and his family founded The Broad Appeal to help raise awareness for Motor Neurone Disease after his stepmum Michelle took her own life following being diagnosed with the condition.
In 2016, he was appointed an MBE in the Queen's 2016 Birthday Honours for services to cricket.
Stuart has previously said that he keeps an inspirational quote from cricket captain Martin Johnson at home to keep his feet firmly on the ground.
‘“If you believe them when they call you a superhuman you have to believe them when they call you a t****r,” it reads.
Stuart had previously been romantically linked to lingerie model Bealey Mitchell, who he dated for three years and was with him when he collected his MBE.
Previous to that, Stuart has also dated Laura Coleman, who is a former Miss England winner.
He ended their ten-month relationship in February 2008, due to his cricketing commitments.
Stuart owns a pub, The Tap and Run near Melton, and during the pandemic has focused his efforts on helping his local community by turning it temporarily into a village shop.
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