Baby joy for Morgan and cricketer hubby Graeme
IRISH singer Morgan Deane has given her sports star husband his best birthday gift ever -- a baby.
The songstress, who is best known for supporting Jedward (below) at last year's Eurovision contest, is expecting her first child with South African cricket star Graeme Smith.
Only 12 months ago, Morgan was gearing up to act as backing singer for the talented Lucan duo. Since then, the Cork native has married Graeme, moved to start a new life with him in South Africa, and is set to become a first-time mum 11 months after the couple met.
The pair enjoyed a whirlwind romance last year which saw the South African cricket captain get down on bended knee after dating Morgan (27) for just six weeks.
Four months later, the loved-up couple wed in a private ceremony in Cape Town surrounded by close friends and family.
Sports hunk Graeme, who turned 31 yesterday, revealed the happy news when he told fans: "Best birthday present ever... I'm delighted to announce that Morgan is pregnant and we are both extremely excited and feel very blessed."
After announcing the happy news, Morgan wrote a public message to her husband saying: "Happy Birthday to my wonderful husband Graeme Smith, you are the sunshine in my life."
Although Morgan could not be reached for a comment by the Diary, a close pal of the notoriously private singer revealed that the pair are over the moon and have been eager to start a family since they tied the knot.
"Everyone knew they would start a family quite soon, that's part of the reason they got married so quickly. They fell in love and both shared the dream of having a big family. Graeme is a very traditional man and he wants a big family. And Morgan's family know she has wanted to be a mother for a long time.
"She has started a new life over there and she loves the whole set up. She thinks it's the best place to raise a family. Obviously she wants their child to know their heritage though. She's planning a trip back here in the next few months and then she will bring the baby here to meet the family. It's a really exciting time for her and her family and friends are just delighted for them both. They will make great parents," the source explained.
Before dating her cricket star hubby, talented Morgan previously dated Dublin socialite Dave Murphy.
Graeme has previously dated some of the most beautiful women in the world, including South African fashion model Minki Van Der Westhuizen.
He was was even previously linked to Prince Harry's on-off girlfriend Chelsy Davy.