EastEnders star Lacey Turner has announced that she is pregnant.
She and husband Matt Kaye are set to become parents later this year.
The 30-year-old is 19 weeks along.
The news comes as she reveals that she suffered two miscarriages in the past.
Speaking to OK! Magazine, she said that they had waited “for so long” to have a family.
“When you’ve lost babies all you care about is the heartbeat – we’ve had about 12 scans,” she said.
“It felt like my whole world had fallen to pieces and there’s nothing you can do apart from try and put it back together.”
The actress, who has played Stacey Turner on the soap since 2004, admitted that she thought it was her fault that the pregnancies failed.
“I blamed myself thinking that I’d done something wrong,” she continued.
“I’d think, why me? What did I do? But, of course, I hadn’t done anything wrong – it’s all down to chromosomes and luck, really.
“Speaking to other people about it helped me. Women shouldn’t feel ashamed to talk about it as it happens to so many women.”
She and Matt married in 2017 after ten years together.