Katherine Ryan is EXPECTING A BABY! The comic flaunts her growing baby bump in a stunning photo after announcing her pregnancy with childhood sweetheart Bobby Kootstra.
Katherine Ryan flaunted her growing baby bump following the announcement of her second pregnancy, the first with partner and childhood sweetheart Bobby Kootstra.
The 37-year-old comedian made the announcement during a live recording of her podcast Telling Everybody Everything in Kentish Town on Thursday, shortly after Bobby shared the bump photo and Katherine shared a selfie showing her stomach.
She first revealed her pregnancy last week during an appearance on Celebrity Juice, but did not discuss it during the show, and she has now revealed the bump in a series of stunning shots.
Katherine looked stunning in the shot, wearing only a bra and low-rise trousers, her silhouette highlighting her rounded stomach.
She revealed during her podcast recording that she is due to give birth over the summer, but refused to give an exact date, claiming that her best advice to other pregnant women was not to reveal that information.
She stated during the live show that she preferred to remain mum about her due date because it prevented people from asking too many questions.
She wore a skin-tight cream gown that revealed the full extent of her growing belly and was showered with flowers during the performance.
She already has a daughter, Violet, 11, whom she is fiercely protective of; however, it is unknown who the Your Face Or Mine? host shares her child with.
She married childhood sweetheart Bobby in a low-key ceremony in Denmark in December 2019 after the pair rekindled their romance.
Katherine has recently been in Devon with Bobby, filming the new ITV2 dating show Ready To Mingle, which will air later this year.
Katherine shared a photo in March in which she posed in a stunning lemon yellow gown with her arms crossed in her lap.
Several fans speculated that the comedian was pregnant in the photo and even offered her their heartfelt congratulations.
Katherine is expecting her first child with Bobby, whom she married in December.
Shortly after the civil partnership ceremony, she spoke exclusively to MailOnline about how a large star-studded wedding was never in the cards.
‘I don’t want a big occasion because of its history and the fact that women used to belong to their fathers and then to their husbands and wear white dresses to demonstrate their virginity,’ she explained. ‘I think it’s gross and I’m not going to do it.
I appreciate that other people enjoy parties, but again, I get to wear beautiful dresses without having to create an invite list, arrange seating, or hire a DJ; those are all tasks that I despise.’
Katherine and Bobby reconnected after two decades when they agreed to have a one-night stand, but their romance quickly blossomed.
And she stated that she believes their relationship has been strengthened by Bobby’s previous marriage.
‘I adored him – I still have all of our letters from when we were 15/16 and had them made into a blanket for our one-year anniversary because I’m such a nerd,’ Katherine explained.
However, I was relieved that we were not together for twenty years, as I went off and did all of these interesting things, while he went off and did all of these interesting things.
I believe that the majority of men are not truly ready to marry until they have been divorced. I never desired marriage; it was only after I became completely content with the idea of being alone that he appeared in my life.’ I made every effort not to marry him. I thought to myself, ‘This is not my plan, but when it is meant to be, it is so simple, and I wish I had known this all along.’
Katherine opened up to The Mirror in 2019 about her close relationship with her daughter, whom she refers to as her best friend.
‘My daughter Violet and I have a one-of-a-kind relationship,’ she said of Violet. I adore her and admire her, and it’s unique that I’ve been alone with her for so long that we’ve developed a bit of a sisterly relationship – which I’m aware can be dangerous as she grows older, but I’m taking a chance.’ We live in a democratic republic. As I frequently state, we are not a mother and a ten-year-old. Although we are both ten-year-olds, one of us has a credit card and a driver’s license. We are invincible.’