Ryan Thomas has revealed the adorable moment his daughter discovered she was going to become a big sister after he and Lucy Mecklenburgh announced they are set to become parents together.
The ex-Coronation Street actor and former The Only Way Is Essex star shared their baby news on Saturday, two months after they were engaged.
Thomas continued the celebrations by sharing a video of his daughter Scarlett – from his previous relationship with Corrie co-star Tina O’Brien – learning that Mecklenburgh was going to have a child.
The clip showed Thomas, Mecklenburgh and their family members gathering around 10-year-old Scarlett as they took a picture together.
She was then promoted her to open a gift box, out of which floated a balloon emblazoned with the words: “You’re going to be a big sister.”
The youngster was overwhelmed with joy and burst into tears, as Thomas and Mecklenburgh gathered around her for a hug.
Thomas wrote along with the clip: “… when Scarlett found out she was going to have a little brother or sister. @lucymeck1.”
Thomas, 35, and Mecklenburgh, 28, unveiled their happy news with a post on social media.
Mecklenburgh posted a picture showing her growing baby bump while Thomas unboxed a newborn’s onesie.
She wrote: “Best birthday present I’ve ever had. Love you, Ryan Thomas.”
Thomas, who played Jason Grimshaw in Corrie from 2000 until 2016, proposed during a romantic Italian holiday in June this year.
They have been in a relationship since 2017 after they met on the TV series Celebrity Island With Bear Grylls.