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Louise Roe cradles baby bump at NYFW Harper’s Bazaar bash

She and her husband of 10 months, Mackenzie Hunkin, announced at the end of August that they are expecting their first child together. 

And embracing her pregnancy figure, Louise Roe looked sensational as she showcased her blossoming baby bump in a slinky black gown while attending Harper’s Bazaar’s ICONS party in New York on Friday evening.

Sweetly cradling her stomach with one hand, the TV presenter couldn’t have looked happier as she stole a kiss from her beau on their arrival to the bash.

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Smitten: Louise Roe, 35,  looked sensational as she showcased her blossoming baby bump while stealing a kiss from husband Mackenzie Hunkin at Harper's Bazaar's ICON party in New York on Friday evening

Smitten: Louise Roe, 35,  looked sensational as she showcased her blossoming baby bump while stealing a kiss from husband Mackenzie Hunkin at Harper's Bazaar's ICON party in New York on Friday evening

Smitten: Louise Roe, 35,  looked sensational as she showcased her blossoming baby bump while stealing a kiss from husband Mackenzie Hunkin at Harper’s Bazaar’s ICON party in New York on Friday evening

Louise stunned in a glamorous midi-dress that skimmed over her svelte frame and boasted a chic neckline that cut-in at either side. 

Her outfit choice made sure to highlight her pregnancy curves and she added some height to her ensemble with a pair of stylish slip-on heels. 

The brunette beauty wore her glossy locks in a low ponytail, styling her tresses into an understated slick back style. She accessorised with a large pair of gold statement earrings and finished off her ensemble with a flawless make-up look. 

Posing on arrival, Louise made sure to draw attention to her bump, cradling her stomach with one hand.  

Sweet: Louise made sure to draw attention to her blossoming baby bump, as she sweetly cradled her stomach with one hand

Sweet: Louise made sure to draw attention to her blossoming baby bump, as she sweetly cradled her stomach with one hand

Beauty: Louise stunned in a glamorous midi-dress that skimmed over her svelte frame and boasted a chic neckline that cut-in at either side

Beauty: Louise stunned in a glamorous midi-dress that skimmed over her svelte frame and boasted a chic neckline that cut-in at either side

Sweet: Louise made sure to draw attention to her blossoming baby bump, as she sweetly cradled her stomach with one hand 

Blissfully happy: The mother-to-be was then joined by husband Mackenzie, who was suavely clad in a two-piece suit and bow tie and he too couldn't keep his hands away from her bump

Blissfully happy: The mother-to-be was then joined by husband Mackenzie, who was suavely clad in a two-piece suit and bow tie and he too couldn't keep his hands away from her bump

Blissfully happy: The mother-to-be was then joined by husband Mackenzie, who was suavely clad in a two-piece suit and bow tie and he too couldn’t keep his hands away from her bump

The mother-to-be was then joined by husband Mackenzie, who was suavely clad in a two-piece suit and bow tie, with the blissfully happy duo unable to resist locking lips in front of photographers. 

Their appearance at New York Fashion Week comes after Louise had announced her baby joy via her Front Roe blog.

She shared the pair’s 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 announced she is expecting her first child with Mackenzie via her blog Front Roe

Happy news: Louise announced she is expecting her first child with Mackenzie via her blog Front Roe

Happy news: Louise announced she is expecting her first child with Mackenzie via her blog Front Roe

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 shared the happy news with her fans, revealing she is over five months pregnant and will welcome the couple's baby in January 2018

Bumping along: The TV presenter shared the happy news with her fans, revealing she is over five months pregnant and will welcome the couple's baby in January 2018

Bumping along: The TV presenter shared 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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

'We ended up falling in love ourselves': Louise and Mackenzie first met while they were working on MTV matchmaking show Plain Jane in 2011

‘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

Friend to the stars: Louise (pictured with Jennifer Lopez) hosts red carpet coverage during awards season for NBC's Access Hollywood

Friend to the stars: Louise (pictured with Jennifer Lopez) hosts red carpet coverage during awards season for NBC’s Access Hollywood

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