Louise Roe has announced she is expecting her first child with husband of 10 months, Mackenzie Hunkin.
The TV presenter, 35, took to her Front Roe blog to share the happy news with her followers, revealing she is over five months pregnant and will welcome the couple’s baby in January 2018.
Louise wrote: ‘I am excited to announce that my husband Mackenzie and I are expecting our first baby. As my belly grows a bit each day it’s becoming more and more real. It’s been such an amazing journey to this new chapter of our lives.’
Happy news: Louise Roe has announced she is expecting her first child with husband of 10 months, Mackenzie Hunkin
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The British star discovered she was pregnant in early May, just as she was about to board a plane to Cannes in the South of France.
As she and director/producer Mackenzie ‘weren’t actively trying’ for a baby, she mistook her morning sickness for illness.
Louise explained: ‘We were living as happy newlyweds, remodeling our home, traveling, and just enjoying each other.
‘Mackenzie and I had chatted about trying to get pregnant for a few months, and while we weren’t actively trying yet, I had started to think about getting as healthy as possible should anything happen. So it came as a HUGE surprise.’
Bumping along: The TV presenter, 35, took to her blog to share the happy news with her fans, revealing she is over five months pregnant and will welcome the couple’s baby in January 2018
‘We were literally an hour away from getting on a plane to France and I was at home with a horrible cold,’ she added.
‘When I picked up the test, I thought I was hallucinating – there it was… PREGNANT! I showed Mackenzie, then frantically sent him out to pick up about 5,000 more tests for me to take.
‘Each one came back the same. We looked at each other in shock, which turned into giggles, hugging, freaking out – and turning around to immediately head to the airport for Cannes. It was insane!’
The former The City star revealed she struggled with morning sickness in the early stages of her pregnancy, forcing her to cut back on her jet-set lifestyle of shoots, travel and meetings.
Mama to be: The British star discovered she was pregnant in early May, but as the couple ‘weren’t actively trying’ for a baby, she mistook her morning sickness for illness.
Louise explained: ‘The early days of my pregnancy were the hardest. Once I hit about six weeks, I had horrible morning sickness – which in reality was just round-the-clock sickness. I was horribly nauseous and more fatigued than I’ve ever been in my life.
‘Not being able to tell any friends, family or even coworkers was extremely lonely and difficult during those days. I didn’t feel like myself and knew that I wasn’t performing to my usual standard, but I couldn’t tell anyone why.’
The brunette explained she has now slowed things down work-wise considerably as she prepares for her new arrival in January 2018.
Although Louise and Mackenzie do know the gender of their baby, they have decided to keep it to themselves for now, saying: ‘Right now we’re enjoying these last few moments of having it just between us two.’
Bridal goals: The couple tied the knot in front of 150 friends and family members in a stunning ceremony at Eton College Chapel in Windsor, south-east England, in October 2016
Newlywed bliss: Louise said she and Mackenzie (pictured on honeymoon in Italy’s Amalfi Coast) were enjoying the early days of marriage when they discovered she was expecting
Louise and Mackenzie first met while they were working on MTV matchmaking show Plain Jane in 2011.
Four years after they met, friendship turned to romance and the director popped the question during a romantic trip to Aspen, Colorado, in January 2016 after just over two years of dating.
The TV star said of their romance: ‘The fact that we spent all those seasons setting up couples, and ended up falling in love ourselves, feels very serendipitous.
‘We started out as great friends which was an amazing foundation for our relationship, so when we finally went out on a date, it felt very natural.
‘He always has me cracking up, and has the ability to instantly brighten my mood no matter the circumstances of life. I can’t wait to see him with our little one!’
‘We ended up falling in love ourselves’: Louise and Mackenzie first met while they were working on MTV matchmaking show Plain Jane in 2011
The couple tied the knot in front of 150 friends and family members in a stunning ceremony at Eton College Chapel in Windsor, south-east England, in October 2016, before honeymooning on Italy’s stunning Amalfi Coast.
Louise started her career as a fashion journalist, writing for the British editions of ELLE and Vogue, among others, before moving to the US in late 2009.
The TV presenter shot to fame on the second season of MTV reality show, The City, alongside fellow fashionista Olivia Palermo, before going on to host Plain Jane, NBC’s Fashion Star and the red carpet during awards season for Access Hollywood.
To see Louise’s full blog post, visit http://louiseroe.com/2017/08/28/im-pregnant/
Friend to the stars: Louise (pictured with Jennifer Lopez) hosts red carpet coverage during awards season for NBC’s Access Hollywood