Strictly Come Dancing star Vincent Simone to be father again
Monday 15 April 2013
Strictly star Vincent Simone has spoken of his joy at being told he and his partner are expecting their second child just as they were preparing to start fertility treatment.
The dancer, who already has a three-year-old son Luca with partner Susan Duddy, said he was excited by the news.
Susan told Hello! Magazine: "There was a big chance that we couldn't have any more children.
"It's a miracle really - a blessing. I was on the verge of going on medication to help me conceive when I found out I was pregnant."
Vincent said: "We're very happy. We're very excited - I'm the happiest dad."
And he said Luca is just as excited, saying: "He knows there is a baby in there somewhere.
"But then he said he had one in his belly, too."
The couple, who split up when Susan was pregnant with Luca but soon got back together, say they are now closer than ever.
She said: "There have been a lot of obstacles and Vincent's work takes him away so much.
"But we've managed to overcome everything and as a result we've grown stronger.
"We have the same values. In some ways, we really complement each other. In others, we're very different. And at times we drive each other mad, but it just works.
"We have a very strong relationship. I think we could get through anything, really."
:: Read the full interview in Hello! Magazine, out now
Children's bookseller wins The Independent's new author search
ReviewThese heroes in a half shell should have been left in hibernation
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Jack the Ripper: Scientist who claims to have identified notorious killer has 'made serious DNA error'
- 2 Banksy arrest hoax: Internet duped by fake online report claiming artist's identity has been revealed
- 3 Former East 17 frontman Brian Harvey turns up at Downing Street and 'demands to speak to Prime Minister'
- 4 Kentucky gang rape: 15-year-old boy left in critical condition after sexual attack by group at party
- 5 Paralysed man Darek Fidyka walks again after treatment by British doctors on brink of 'cure'
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
Russell Brand threatened with arrest after filming outside Fox News headquarters
London bus driver 'kicks gay couple off for kissing'
Jose Manuel Barroso warns David Cameron against making 'historic mistake' over immigration reforms
Worst Airports of 2014: Poll names Islamabad airport in Pakistan worst in the world