English actress Emily Lloyd is set to become a mum - the Wish You Were Here star is expecting her first child with boyfriend Christian Jupp.
The 43 tear old is six months pregnant with a baby girl.
She tells The Sunday People, "I am so pleased. To be a mother was something I always wanted. I was so excited. I knew I wanted a child but realised at my age it might not be possible.
"Although it came as quite a surprise to us, we both knew we wanted this and that sometimes you can't plan when it happens."
The happy news comes seven months after the death of Lloyd's actor father, Roger Lloyd-Pack, who lost his battle with pancreatic cancer in January (14).
She continues, "I was amazed that I had fallen pregnant so soon after losing my dad. Maybe it was meant to be... I can't quite believe this is happening - after the sorrow I felt at the start of the year. We are just really looking forward to building a beautiful life for our beautiful baby."