Thursday, August 9, 2012

'We are over the moon!' Fearne Cotton announces she's pregnant with her and boyfriend Jesse Wood's first child

By Sara Nathan and Kimberley Dadds

Fearne Cotton has announced she is pregnant with her first child.

The radio and TV presenter has taken to Twitter to announce the 'happy news' that she's due to give birth to boyfriend Jesse Wood's child later this year.

She wrote on Twitter: 'Jesse and I have some news!!!!!'

Baby joy: Fearne Cotton, pictured today, has taken to her website to announce she's expecting her first child with boyfriend Jesse Wood

Fearne, 30, then posted a link to her website with a statement which read: 'Jesse and I are very happy to announce we are having a baby.

'We are over the moon, morning sickness aside (me, not Jess) and looking forward to the little Cotton Woods arrival.'

Cotton has been dating Jesse, who is the son of Rolling Stones rocker Ronnie Wood, since last July.

The Radio 1 DJ has spoken of her delight at her relationship with Wood after a tempestuous on-off romance with former fiancé Jesse Jenkins.

She dated the Californian skateboarder for three years before their split last year and started dating Wood just two months after they broke up.

Announcement: Fearne took to Twitter and her website to reveal the happy news earlier this evening

Speaking in May, Miss Cotton, a former children’s television presenter, admitted: ‘This time last year, I was probably quite miserable, but Jesse turned that around. I’m content for the first time ever - it’s a really good feeling.’

Guitarist Ronnie, 65, has also given his seal of approval, saying: ‘Fearne’s a beautiful girl. They’re lovely together. I met her when she came to a Faces gig with Jesse at Cornbury Festival. I very much approve.

‘She’s rock ‘n’ roll. I do wonder if she’ll become my daughter-in-law any time soon.’

While Miss Cotton’s best friend, and TV presenter, Holly Willoughby - a mother-of-two- also approves, as Miss Cotton said: ‘She’s actually really happy for me. In fact, I don’t think she’s ever been so pleased for me.’

Wood, a former model and musician, has had his fair share of troubles.

In January last year, his father revealed he had been’ going through rehab.’

Hiding something? Fearne Cotton has seemingly been trying to hide her belly this week as she emerges from the Radio 1 studios

Veteran guitarist Ronnie - who himself has had seven stints in rehab during a three decade long battle against drink and drugs - told how his had been receiving treatment.

Ronnie - now clean himself - said: ‘Jesse’s going through rehab. We’re helping each other out.’

Wood’s mother was Ronnie’s first wife, former model Krissy Findlay.

Tragically, Miss Findlay died in June 2005 of a suspected Valium overdose after battling depression and telling friends she had hit an ‘all-time low’
The Stones scion - who once dated model Kate Moss as well as Jasmine Guinness - married another model Catherine ‘Tilly’ Boone in 2003.

'Happy news!': Fearne Cotton has announced she is expecting her first child with boyfriend Jesse Wood, the son of Rolling Stones rocker Ronnie Wood

He and Miss Boone, whose late father was a Gloucestershire accountant, have an eight-year-old son, Arthur, and a daughter, Lola, aged four.

He has performed with his own bands Hogg and Black Swan Effect in the past. He previously he joined his father on stage when his former band

The Faces re-formed at the Vintage festival Goodwood, West Sussex.

Growing family: Fearne has been dating Jesse since last July and has already become close to his father Ronnie Wood, pictured here at his exhibition last year

Jesse introduced her to his rocker father last year when he took her along to Ronnie's exhibition opening, Faces, Time and Places.

Rumours started to swirl recently that she was pregnant with her first child.

And this week she has been spotted several times leaving the Radio 1 building seemingly trying to cover up her tummy with baggy jumpers and an oversized bag, which she has constantly held in front of her.

The Mail Online contacted her publicist earlier this evening requesting confirmation of the pregnancy but were told they wouldn't comment on whether she was expecting or not.



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