Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty has confirmed she is expecting her first child with husband Raj Kundra.
The 36-year-old star, who also found fame in the UK on Celebrity Big Brother in 2007, took to her Twitter page to tell fans her happy news.
She wrote: ‘Tweetos, ‘YES’ an addition to our family is our confirmation to all queries 🙂 We seek blessings from all in this very beautiful phase of our lives.’
This is the first child for Shetty. But her London-based businessman Kundra husband, who she married in 2009, has a daughter from a previous relationship.
Shetty is thought to be in her second trimester. A source close to the actress is quoted by the Times of India as saying: ‘Shilpa suffered a miscarriage earlier this year, so this time Raj and she did not want to break the news till the first trimester was complete. Now, she has started telling her close friends.’
And friends of the actress have already started congratulating the couple on Twitter.
Actress Raveena Tandon tweeted: ‘SO happy 4 my friend @TheShilpaShetty and her husband Raj, for the new, on the way, angel of happiness.’
And director Ken Ghosh wrote on his Twitter page: ‘So happy for @TheShilpaShetty and Raj – as they are expecting their first child – God bless!’
The Indian actress became famous outside of her home country when she won the reality TV show in 2007 after being subjected to allegedly racial comments from fellow contestant Jade Goody. She met Raj after her win on the British reality show.