Love Island star Shaughna Phillips says she's pregnant with first child
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Love Island star Shaughna Phillips has announced she's pregnant with her first child.
Taking to Instagram today (19 October), the 38-year-old shared a clip of her journey so far, starting with her getting an ultrasound.
The footage then cuts to a positive pregnancy test, showing that she's more than three weeks pregnant.
Shaughna is also seen taking the scan photo to a loved one's headstone before announcing the big news to her friends Demi Jones and Lauren Mahon, must to their surprise.
The video ends with a scan of the baby, followed by the words: "Our greatest chapter yet."
Shaughna appeared on the first-ever winter edition of the dating show in 2020 where she became a favourite amongst viewers.
Although she's kept schtum about the identity of her boyfriend to protect his privacy, she told the So This Is Adulting podcast earlier this year: "I’ve been dating someone who is also a surrogate dad to my fur babies."
And now, it appears, he's set to be the dad of her real baby.
Dozens of friends have shared their congratulations, including Demi who said: "I’ve rewatched this like 50 times. I love you so much, I’m so happy and proud of you!!!"
Coleen Nolan also dropped in to say: "OMG…. I’m soooo happy for you, congratulations."
Kaz Kamwi added: "Aaaaw congratulations hun," while Billie Faiers said, "Awww congratulations darling, lots of love."
Her fans were just as excited for the mum-to-be, with one writing: "Omg! Best news I’ve seen today and for a long time.
"So pleased for you and definitely couldn’t happen to a nicer person and well deserved too. Hope you have a wonderful pregnancy."
Another said: "I can’t wait to see you as a mama - so so so happy for you."
Earlier this year, the former Islander received praise from the fans for spreading awareness about the human papilloma virus (HPV).
Responding to her own tweet in which she announced she was getting a smear test, the reality star revealed that she had a positive test result.
"Had my results back yesterday, I tested positive for HPV and have had borderline changes to some cells that require further examination," she wrote.
"I’m scared but that’s okay. Thank god for screening. Ladies, book your smears."
Her message received thousands of likes, as well as dozens of comments from people thanking Shaughna and the online community for raising awareness about the issue.
Thankfully it appears everything worked out in the end thanks to her getting the regular check up, and Shaughna's now excited to be a mum in the very near future - March 2023.