Alesha Dixon has shared the joyful news that she’s expecting her second baby with husband Azuka Ononye, but the TV star feared the day would never come.
The 40-year-old judge confirmed the exciting news during Britain’s Got Talent live semi-finals on Monday evening, after Ant & Dec first made the pregnancy announcement during a musical number.
As the audience cheered with congratulations, Alesha said she was ‘over the moon’ with the happy news, which means her five-year-old daughter, Azura Sienna Ononye, will be a big sister for the first time.
But just last year, the former Mis-Teeq singer admitted her fears that she was ‘too old’ to have another baby.
In an interview with You magazine back in April 2018, Alesha explained: ‘I don’t know whether it will happen given my age but I adore the idea of a large family and I hope I will be lucky.
‘The love I feel for Azura is so pure and unconditional. The main thing is to enjoy her in the present and be philosophical about the future, because what will be will be.’
At the time, Alesha, who married Azuka in 2017, said becoming a mother for the first time with Azura was ‘hard and bonkers’ but learned with time.
She added: ‘It opens up your heart a lot more but I still have fire in my belly.’
In January 2018, Alesha opened up about her cosy family life to but admitted there’s ‘no such thing as a lie-in on the weekend’ anymore now that she had Azura to entertain.
No doubt those weekends are about to get a whole lot busier with a second bundle of joy on the way.
But it seems Alesha’s been ready to expand her family for some time now.
In 2015, the TV star admitted that being a mother was ‘exhausting’ and that while it was ‘hard to think of a second baby’ at the time having recently welcomed Azura, she’d probably be more open ‘after a couple of years’.
She added to OK! Magazine: ‘Sleep deprivation is the hardest thing. Everything else has been wonderful.’
Congrats Alesha – just get ready for even more sleepless nights though.
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