FORMER Coronation Street star Lucy Fallon has announced she is pregnant with her first child.
The happy news may have come as a surprise to some – but many of Lucy’s loyal followers already had their suspicions.
The Bethany Platt star wore a series of outfits that hid her growing baby bump.
Last month, Lucy wore a stunning green ruched dress with a corset design that concealed her stomach.
Lucy has been spotted covering up her figure with oversized jumpers, and baggy t-shirts.
The TV star posed for a number of photos using clever camera angles.
She attended Lytham Festival in July in a comfy blazer, standing side-profile, to hide the silhouette of her curves.
Lucy has filled her grid with images of her in oversized garments and old throwback photos.
She’s also filmed segments from the waist-up, to cut out the bump completely.
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Other images have seen her in Ibiza posing in a bikini top from the top half only.
Ryan, 25, told the magazine: “I’ve always wanted to be a young dad so I can be active with them.”
But it hasn’t been plain sailing for the couple who were left heartbroken at losing their unplanned baby.
It has led to a lot of anxiety after Lucy fell pregnant again five months ago.
“It was a traumatising, horrendous time,” Lucy said.
“Even though so many people go through it, you never expect it will happen to you. I had imagined this little person who was going to come into our lives and then they were taken away from me.
“It was really mentally challenging and really horrible to deal with, but Ryan was so supportive.”
The former soap star played Bethany Platt on the ITV series for five years.
She turned to celebrity dating app Raya to get over the heartbreak before patching things up with Ryan.
In August 2020, Lucy split from her boyfriend of four years Tom Leech — because lockdown “drove them apart”.
During Lucy’s time on the iconic cobbles she won a National Television Award for Outstanding Serial Drama Performance in 2018.
She was praised for her role after her character became embroiled in a toxic, grooming storyline.
It also earned her Best Female Dramatic Performance at the 2018 British Soap Awards.
Lucy announced her departure in 2019 and was last on screen early last year.
After leaving the hit ITV soap, Lucy went on to star in the channel’s challenge series Don’t Rock The Boat.