Pregnant Frankie Essex reveals her growing bump in form-fitting grey gymwear – as she’s seen for the first time since announcing she’s expecting TWINS with her boyfriend Luke Love
Frankie Essex showed off her burgeoning baby bump as she was pictured for the first time after announcing she’s pregnant with twins on Monday.
The former TOWIE star, 34, nailed sports chic in a grey zip-up gym top and leggings in a darker shade while appearing to be enamoured with her phone.
The reality star, who is welcoming her first children with boyfriend of three years, Luke Love, 31, is past her first trimester but has not announced her due date.
Glowing: Pregnant Frankie Essex flaunted her growing bump in form-fitting grey gymwear – as she was seen for the first time since announcing she’s expecting TWINS with her boyfriend Luke Love in Essex on Monday
Completing her look with a pair of black trainers, she put on a radiant display as she took her dog for a walk through Essex while deep in conversation on her mobile.
Beaming from ear-to-ear, she certainly appeared to be in high spirits, and tied her blonde locks into a tousled ponytail.
It comes after Frankie admitted she was ‘so shocked’ to find out that they are expecting two bundles of joy.
While she admitted that pregnancy has been ‘overwhelming’, Frankie insisted that she’s ‘not nervous’ and has been keeping busy renovating their new home.
Walkies: Completing her look with a pair of black trainers, she put on a radiant display as she took her dog for a walk through Essex while deep in conversation on her mobile
‘I was just so shocked!’ Frankie told new! magazine. ‘How we found out was really lovely. The lady scanning me was focusing on one baby and was then like, “What else do we have here then?” and I was so shocked and asked, “Are we having twins?” I burst out crying, tears of happiness. It was just so beautiful. It was lovely.’
Frankie revealed that she fell pregnant shortly after coming off contraception but has had no time to feel nervous as she’s been busy working on her new home with Luke.
She explained: ‘I’m not nervous. I’m focused on getting the house finished at the moment as we moved in just as I found out I was pregnant,’ she said.
Baby joy! The reality star admitted she was ‘so shocked’ to find out that they are expecting two bundles of joy (pictured January 8)
‘I love looking after people, so I hope I’m going to be a good mum! It’s so overwhelming, being pregnant with all the emotions you go through. But with having the house, I’ve had a lot to focus on.’
Frankie added that the couple originally didn’t want to know the sex of their baby, but now plan to find out so that they don’t have any more ‘surprises’.
The star also gushed over her pregnancy news on Instagram, posting: ‘Roses are red violets are blue we’re not just having one baby we’re having two❤️❤️ Twinnies❤️❤️
‘I love you so much @lukeluv ❤️❤️ HAPPY VALENTINES DAY ❤️❤️ Double Blessed ❤️❤️’
Frankie, who is the eldest sister of Joey Essex, has kept details of her romance mainly under wraps since going publish with her romance in 2019.
Super mama: While she admitted that pregnancy has been ‘overwhelming’, Frankie insisted she’s ‘not nervous’ and has been keeping busy renovating their home (pictured January 14)
Speaking to Closer magazine after they went public with their romance, the blonde beauty coyly revealed: ‘Yes, I’m in a relationship. We’ve been seeing each other for a few months, and I’m really happy.
‘He treats me well and is very, very, supportive in every way, we’re good together.’
Frankie quit TOWIE in 2014 and has recently hit headlines with her candid discussions on her body dysmorphia.
Sweet: Frankie was flooded with congratulatory messages after she announced the news
The reality star has battled publicly with her fluctuating weight and previously told MailOnline that she uses a ‘skinny mirror’ to try and ‘trick herself’ so that her weight doesn’t impact her mental health.
Last month, Frankie looked back on the two-stone weight loss she achieved in 2021 in throwback snaps uploaded to her Instagram.
The star looked trim and toned in pictures taken after her impressive body transformation as she posed in grey Calvin Klein underwear.
Frankie previously said that her original weight gain was due to being ‘fed up’ in lockdown but that by controlling her portion sizes and changing her routine she managed to shed the pounds.
Cute couple: Frankie, who is the eldest sister of Joey Essex, has kept details of her romance mainly under wraps since going publish with her romance in 2019
Looking back on her transformation Frankie said it was one of her biggest achievements of the year and that she was keen to keep up her good routine for 2022.
She penned alongside the image: ‘I’m back! Who remembers my transformation from last year with @mfgoalgettersuk.
‘It was definitely one of my biggest achievements from 2021 and it’s safe to say I have since stuck to making better eating habits and keeping up with my fitness as much as possible.
‘But as we know it’s easy to slip back into old habits and over indulge especially over the Christmas break…Which is why I’ve teamed up with @musclefooduk again this month for their Grab Life By The GOALS campaign.’
She continued: ‘For me this isn’t about losing weight or dropping a dress size it’s about getting back to feeling good to start the year off right. A bit of a kick up the bum! This January I have set myself the goal of walking and swimming at least twice a week, as well as just generally getting into a better routine with my food and fitness.’
She signed off by saying: ‘I’ll keep you all posted throughout the month so you can follow my journey and hopefully join me on starting off the New Year right and grabbing life by the GOALS!’
Candid: Frankie has recently hit headlines with her candid discussions on her body dysmorphia. Last month she looked back on the two-stone weight loss she achieved in 2021
Source: Read Full Article