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Dani Dyer is expecting her first child with boyfriend Sammy Kimmence, she has announced.
The Love Island star shared the happy news on Instagram on Tuesday alongside a picture of her baby scan, writing: "Little bubba can't believe you are going to be ours. Me and Sammy are so excited to start this next chapter in our lives, feel so lucky and grateful.. 2021."
Dani, 24, rekindled her romance with ex-boyfriend Sammy after splitting with Jack Fincham, who she met on Love Island series 4. The former couple won the 2018 series and went on to star in their own reality show before going separate ways.
Jack himself became a parent this year, announcing the birth of his first child back in January.
Announcing the news earlier this year, he said: "I'm normally a very open book and share most of my life on my social media. This blessing I chose not to. I'm just a normal geeza, who went on a tv show, which throws you straight into the public eye... which I will forever be grateful for.
"However I knew for myself I needed personal time and to keep this part of my life private to prepare for this new responsibility and part of me that will change my life forever.
"... I am now a proud dad to a healthy baby girl Blossom Fincham born 8lb 2oz on 24th January 2020."
Dani has regularly spoken of the pressure she feels as a woman dating in the public eye.
In an exclusive interview with Tyla last year, she spoke about the scrutiny she faced after going public with Sammy following her split from Jack.
Addressing how people wrongly accused her of having dated Sammy before she'd met Jack, trolled his appearance mercilessly and attacked her for moving on, Dani admitted that at first the reception to her new romance was pretty rough.
"We actually weren't ever boyfriend and girlfriend before, so I don't know where that came from," she told us.
"We knew each other, had a little fling, but it was never really that serious. I knew of him for a few years through a friend, so this time when we got together it was actually the real deal".
On dealing with all the false speculation, she added: "Everything you do is judged when you're famous. At first, initially, when people have their opinions on your relationship it hurts you, but as long as me and him are happy then that's all I care about".
When asked if she consciously chose to keep her relationship with stockbroker Sammy out of the spotlight following previous media attention in her love life, she added: "Oh, 100 per cent. All I've ever wanted is a nice private relationship.
"I don't want to tell everyone what he's had for breakfast or film him on a running machine, I just don't really care. I just think we know what we've got and we haven't got to parade it. It's boring".
While Dani still receives unwanted opinions from time-to-time, she fiercely added that she was determined not to let them affect her.
"When I came out of Love Island I was hit with all of these opinions, but I'm cool now...." she said. "Now, I just don't care what anybody else thinks. He's lovely. Everything's going great. We're like best friends, and I think that's just the key to a relationship."
Featured Image Credit: Instagram/ Dani Dyer
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