Hollyoaks actress Jennifer Metcalfe is reportedly pregnant with her first child with boyfriend Greg Lake.
The 34-year-old is said to be ‘over the moon’ and can’t wait for their bundle of joy to arrive.
A source told The Sun: ‘Jen and Greg are delighted. They have told their friends and family, who are chuffed too.
‘Obviously after her difficult time filming her last pregnancy scenes on Hollyoaks this is a breath of fresh air for Jen.
‘It’s going to be an exciting rest of the year for her.’
The actress has been with her Geordie Shore boyfriend for four years.
But back in 2015, Jennifer had to film some harrowing scenes for the soap after her character, Mercedes McQueen, suffered a stillbirth.
She described filming the heartbreaking scenes as ‘challenging’ – and said she was ‘sobbing’ by the end.
She told the Daily Star: ‘It was really hard to do and challenging as an actress. Filming it, I got a lump in my throat and that was it. By the end of it all, I was just sat there sobbing.
‘When it came to playing it on set I did minimal rehearsals because I didn’t want to wear out the true meaning of the words.
‘The scripts were written so brilliantly that I didn’t have to dig that deep to find that level of emotion. The words were all there on the page. I broke down every time.’
Just a year later, Jennifer sent Hollyoaks fans into a frenzy after she was spotted on set with a fake baby bump – but it turned out to be for a one-off episode as part of a scam for the scheming McQueen family.
Jen’s rep has been contacted by Metro.co.uk.
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