6 April 2021
Lee Latchford-Evans and his wife Kerry Lucy are expecting their first child, two years after a “heartbreaking” miscarriage.
The Steps star, 46, and his spouse – who tied the knot in 2012 – have shared their baby news after finding out in November that Kerry is pregnant.
Lee told OK! magazine: “We’re scared as much as we’re excited. We’ve wanted a baby for so long.”
Kerry lost a child in 2018, 10 weeks into her pregnancy, and she admitted she thinks her husband was in “shock” when she showed him the pregnancy test.
She recalled: “I did a test and it had a really faint line. Lee walked in and I said, ‘I think I’m pregnant.’
“Lee’s eyesight isn’t the best and he said, ‘There’s definitely no pink line.’ I woke up at 4am the next day and did another and it was definitely positive.
“I think Lee was in shock and still half asleep so I did a digital one that said ‘pregnant’ and I was like, ‘Do you believe me now?’ It took three tests!”
Lee and Kerry wanted to wait until after their 20-week scan before sharing their pregnancy news, because although they are filled with “joy” about becoming parents, they also “worry” they could suffer another devastating loss.
Kerry said: “It’s a mix of joy but also worry. You think, ‘Is it going to happen again?’ For us our safety net was the 20-week scan.
“People say once you’re past the 12-week mark the risk of miscarriage lowers, so I’m trying to enjoy it.”
Their first-born is due in July and Lee shared his news with his bandmates – Faye Tozer, Ian ‘H’ Watkins, Claire Richards and Lisa Scott Lee – by telling them he “might be quite busy” this summer and showing them the baby scan.
The ‘What The Future Holds’ singer shared: “We had a meeting about our year ahead and we were going through what we’d be doing in August and September and so on, and I said, ‘I might be quite busy in August,’ and I held up our first scan picture to the camera and said, ‘I want you to meet someone.’
“I filmed their reaction. They were fantastic. They cried, they cheered!”