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Thursday 24 August 2017

I didn't realise how much I wanted another baby until I fell pregnant - Jodi Albert

Kian Egan and Jodi Albert
Kian Egan and Jodi Albert

ACTRESS Jodi Albert has revealed that she didn't realise how much she wanted another baby until she found out she was pregnant.

The former Hollyoaks star, who is married to Westlife's Kian Egan, has opened up about her pregnancy as she looks forward to the arrival of baby number two in May.

The couple's son Koa was born in 2011 and mum Jodi suffered a bout of post-natal depression.

She has since spoken openly about the ordeal and is hopeful that if it happens again, she will be well-equipped to cope.

"With Koa I wasn't aware what was wrong with me for seven months," she said.

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Kiand and Jody and Koa

"Hopefully I'd recognise the signs and I'd know how to control it, to talk to someone."

The expectant mum hopes to pen a book about coping with motherhood and the baby blues to help other women who are experiencing the same thing in the future.

This time around however, she admitted the pregnancy has been much easier.

"The bond was so much quicker this time. Almost immediate," Jodi said.

The thrilled couple recalled the day they discovered their baby joy.

Kian told OK! magazine that he wanted to have a "bun in the oven" by the end of 2014 when he returned victorious from the I'm a Celeb jungle in late 2013.

The pair planned to begin trying to get pregnant in October but discovered the good news in August ahead of schedule.

"Boom! First go!" joked the singer.

On the day that they found out he said that he had just paid for an "expensive, crazy" round of golf when his wife called him and urged him to come home quickly.

"She wouldn't tell me what was wrong," he said.

Jodi revealed that they both burst into tears when they looked at the pregnancy test and the couple are thrilled to be expanding their family.

Little Koa (3) broke the news to the world that his mum "had a baby in her belly" in an adorable video on Kian's Facebook page in November.

Belly

"Mummy's got a baby in her belly and I'm going to be a big brother," he said.

Recently Jodi lost her mother Eileen after a battle with cancer.

"I will raise my children and make you proud. I love you my mummy. I will treasure our special relationship forever," she wrote in an emotional tribute to her mum.

Meanwhile, the Voice of Ireland Kian coach has just landed a radio gig in the UK.

Following in the footsteps of his former bandmate Nicky Byrne who hosts his own show on 2fm, the Sligo man will host a weekly Saturday music show on Heat Radio in London.

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