Jack Whitehall and Roxy Horner expecting their first child following devastating miscarriage
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Jack Whitehall has announced that he and girlfriend Roxy Horner are expecting their first child, following a devastating miscarriage last year.
Whitehall, 34, has been with model Horner, 31, since the beginning of 2020, when the comedian was travelling in Australia.
The couple are now set to become parents for the first time, with Horner saying she burst into tears after finding out she was pregnant.
Announcing the news to his Instagram followers, Whitehall posted two black and white photos showing him and Horner posing with their baby scan.
In the caption, he joked: “And I thought I wasn’t getting enough attention when the dog arrived...”
Sharing a screenshot of dates for his latest tour, Settle Down, in his Instagram Stories, Whitehall added: "See! It all makes sense now... I got to the boss level of settling down: Dad!"
Horner also posted the happy snaps on her own page, saying: “The best news to share...”
In an interview with Hello magazine, the model said it was a ‘relief to finally fall pregnant’, having always been ‘quite a maternal person’.
She opened up about the miscarriage in 2022, saying it made them realise just how ‘fragile’ human life is.
“We had a miscarriage last year and so there was a part of me that was worried to open up too soon about this baby because I was so worried something would happen again and I didn’t want to have to kind of tell the world,” Horner said.
“I think because we did go through that miscarriage you realise how fragile the baby is, and just how common actually a miscarriage is, and that so many women go through it - I had no idea how common it actually was.
“It just makes this feel extra special and you're more grateful that everything's fine."
She said she told her Bad Education star boyfriend that she was pregnant while they were in Australia with her family, having been late for her period and found she was ‘getting quite hormonal and crying for no reason’.
Horner said he had the ‘sweetest reaction’ and that he was ‘so excited’, recalling: “As soon as I saw the positive line, I just ran up to him and cried, and it was really lovely."
She continued: "It was really lovely because I got to tell my mum pretty much straight away.
"And I don't get to see my parents too often, so it was a really perfect moment before he went off on tour. And I got to tell my younger sister as well, and I never really see her, so - it was a really good time."
She added: "We found out the same week my nan passed away. There's a part of me that feels because my nan knew we were trying for a baby that this was her gift to us. That's how I'm seeing it."