Rochelle Humes reveals why she kept pregnancy quiet for SIX MONTHS: "I wanted to be in control"

Published Friday, Nov 25 2016, 17:55 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
Pregnant Rochelle Humes has revealed why she was so keen to keep baby number two a BIG secret for so long.

Her husband Marvin Humes recently revealed that Rochelle had managed to keep her pregnancy under wraps for SIX WHOLE MONTHS. Crazy, right?!

Well, now Rochelle has revealed why she wanted to keep her baby news on the down low and she simply wanted to be in control of announcing her own news.

Rochelle Humes on Loose Women, ITV
25 November


Appearing on ITV's Loose Women, Rochelle explained she only revealed she was pregnant again to a handful of people.

"[It was just a secret between] super, super close people," she said. "The first time, I found out I was pregnant with Alaia and unfortunately we got papped coming out of a scan. It was early on, so I had that [secrecy period] taken away from me. So, this time I was like, 'I'm going to be in control of this', and kept it quiet for as long as possible."

"We did really well, so I've got really good friends - I'm surprised, they usually love a gossip," Rochelle joked.

She also revealed that her pregnancy was only outed because of her presenting duties on BBC's Children In Need. Rochelle had hosted the evening live on air with Marvin and realised that sporting a baby bump may just give the game away.

She told the panel: "I was trying on some dresses with my stylist for Children In Need and he was like, 'Dude, I think you might have to say something. It will look like you had a really big dinner that night.'"

Marvin Humes and Rochelle Humes, Children in Need, BBC
18 November

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Rochelle first announced she is pregnant with her second child on 17 November, a day before this year's Children In Need appeal was broadcasted.

To reveal her news, she told fans on Instagram: "Ten tiny fingers, ten tiny toes, but who are you? Nobody knows…"

Rochelle also posted a photo of her baby scan to the social media app and added the caption: "Santa isn't the only one coming to town...Baby Humes, due 2017."

Marvin, meanwhile, said: "Absolutely delighted to announce that Rochelle and I are extending our family! We're over the moon! Baby Humes no2 is on the way!"

He has since revealed that he and Rochelle won't be finding out the gender of their unborn baby, like they did the first time they became parents.

Marvin told Daily Mail: "We thought it would be nice to keep it a surprise. We're going to wait and see."

He and Rochelle are already mum and dad to three-year-old daughter Alaia-Mai.

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