Cher Lloyd is pregnant with her first child [Cher Lloyd/Instagram]
The former The X Factor contestant has announced she is pregnant, five years after tying the knot with her husband Craig Monk.
Cher Lloyd, 24, revealed her baby news on Instagram, alongside a sweet black and white photo of herself cradling her baby bump.
The Activated singer wrote alongside it: “I know it seems like I’ve been quiet for a while but I wanted to take this opportunity to bring you all up to speed on what I’ve been up to over the last year.
Cher Lloyd at The Grove’s Summer Concert Series [Getty]
“I decided to take some time away from the public eye to focus on what really matters and get back to what I truly love doing.
“As you all know, making music and singing is where it all began for me, it’s what makes me truly happy, and I wanted to get back to that happy place once again, enter the studio and focus on simply making great music for you all.”
Cher also revealed the due date of her first child, explaining the bundle of joy will arrive in May.
Cher Lloyd with husband Craig Monk [Cher Lloyd/Instagram]
She continued: “I’m so happy to announce that I now have a collection of amazing new songs (that I cannot wait to share with you all!).
“But also, there’s another reason why I’m writing to you today and that’s because I am beyond thrilled to inform you all that my husband Craig and I are also expecting our first child in May!
“We are absolutely over the moon to share this news with you all. I am so excited to enter this new chapter in my life, surrounded by family I love, a supportive team around me and with music I’ve worked super hard on and am so excited and proud to reveal to you later in the year.”
Cher Lloyd is pregnant with her first child with husband Craig Monk[Wenn]
Cher added: “And now we’re going to have a little baby to enjoy this experience with us along the way! Thank you all for being so patient, as you now know, I’ve been a busy little bee but I promise it’ll be worth the wait!
“I’m excited for all that 2018 has in store for me and I can’t wait to see you all very soon! Cher x.”
Cher – who was in Cheryl’s category on the ITV talent show in 2010 – tied the knot with her long-term beau in 2013.