Daisy Wood-Davis and Luke Jerdy have announced the happy news that they’re expecting their first child together.
Hollyoaks stars Daisy, 30, and 31 year old Luke got together while working on the soap, where they played Kim Butterfield and Luke Donovan.
Five years on and Daisy is 19 weeks pregnant with her and Luke’s first child.
Daisy, who left the soap in 2018, shared the joyful news on her Instagram page as she posted photos of herself and Luke, who still appears on the show, posing with an ultrasound scan photo.
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In one shot, Luke is seen whispering in Daisy’s ear while she laughs and grins. The soap actress’ blossoming bump can proudly be seen on full show in the touching image.
As mum-to-be Daisy shared the snaps with her 180,000 followers, Daisy told her fans: “We have been keeping the biggest (smallest) secret of our lives!
“We couldn’t let Covid get in the way of any more of our plans so instead of saying ‘I do’ this year, we’ve been growing and preparing for our precious baby son or daughter (still can’t believe those words are coming out of my mouth!)”.
She then pasted a red heart emoji before adding: “Cannot wait to tell you all more about our journey so far” followed by another red heart emoji.
Daisy then added the hashtags “#19weekspregnant #nearlyhalfwaythere #dueoct2021”, revealing she’s expecting to give birth in October.
She then professed her love her Luke as she ended the caption with: “I love you @lukejerdy” followed by another red heart emoji.
Meanwhile, Luke had a shorter message for his fans as he shared the same images as Daisy before writing: “Just call us Mum and Dad.”
Celebrity friends and fans rushed to congratulate the couple as EastEnders star Louisa Lytton, who is also expecting her first child, wrote: “So excited for you” followed by three red heart emojis.
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While Blue singer Duncan James wrote: “Amazing news guys! Massive congrats xxx”.
The couple’s co-star Nadine Rose Mulkerrin, who is mum to son Reggie, added: “Reggie can’t wait for his buddy to arrive”.
Daisy and Luke began dating in 2016, but had been introduced five years before by a mutual friend.
The couple got engaged in August 2019 during a romantic holiday to Greece.
Loved-up Daisy and Luke confirmed the news as they posed together while Daisy flashed her ring.
Luke gushed in the caption: “She said yes. @daisy_wood_davis is going to be my wife. I’ll take that.”
Daisy shared the same photo and wrote: “On Thursday evening @lukejerdy asked me to marry him by the beach in front of my family. I’ve never felt a happiness like this.”