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Stacey Solomon has revealed her two older sons are over the moon about her pregnancy news – while two-year-old son Rex is too young to understand just yet.
The 31-year-old has Rex with her fiance Joe Swash, and Zachary, 12, and Leighton, nine, from previous relationships, while Joe has a son called Harry with his ex partner Emma Sophocleous.
Speaking to her Loose Women co stars Kaye Adams, Judi Love and Nadia Sawahla, Stacey revealed: "Aww, they are so excited, Rex has no idea, he's not at that age, he loves his animals, you know what he is like, I think he will love it.
"We are just so grateful and feel so privileged to have the chance to have another baby, we love being parents, it's our favourite thing in the whole wide world, we just cannot wait," she gushed.
Stacey said her sons are "so excited" to welcome their new sibling at the end of 2021
Stacey also admitted she was in denial at first about the pregnancy as she had suffered from baby loss in the last year, making it harder for her to allow herself to believe it had happened this time.
Kaye said: "Stacey I am so excited about your wonderful news!
"Does it feel good to have it out there?"
Stacey replied: "Having it out there was never a worry, but you know what I was like, girls, I was in denial.
Stacey announced the special news on her social media
Stacey Solomon with fiance Joe Swash and sons Rex, Leighton and Zachary
(Image: Stacey Solomon/Instagram)
"I thought, 'You never know, Don't think it might not happen again, it might happen, it might not happen.
"We wanted to wait for a point where it was actually happening, it was actually happening."
"Sometimes it's nice to have that to yourself isn't it?" asked Nadia.
"Yeah, although sometimes it's not that great is it?" Stacey said.
Stacey and Joe are expecting their second baby together
"Sometimes it's nice to share your experiences, good or bad, and sometimes it's nice to fester in a cave on your own and go, 'I've got to stay safe and stay tired and stay in'.
"I am so excited girls, honestly," she added.
Referring to Stacey's home, Pickle Cottage, and the baby's nickname 'little pickle', Nadia said: "If it's a girl you could call her Picklelily!"
Stacey also said she's planning on finding out the gender of her baby
(Image: Instagram/Stacey Solomon)
"That's a lovely suggestion," Stacey laughed, sarcastically.
"And if it's a boy… " said Nadia.
"If it's a boy, Picklewilly!" replied Stacey.
* Loose Women airs weekdays on ITV at 12:30pm