Pregnant Gemma Atkinson educated fans on the honest nature of social media.
The former Hollyoaks star, 38, who already shares daughter Mia, three, with Strictly Come Dancing pro-Gorka Marquez, 32, shared that she is expecting her second child.
The star has always shared her passion for exercise on social media, but she wanted to urge her Instagram followers to refrain from obsessing over people’s polished pictures.
The caption read: ‘Quick reminder that if I can hide a baby, what else can ppl hide with shapes and lighting?
‘Don’t get too hung up on other ppls pictures. Most of them aren’t real.’
Both Gemma and Gorka regularly share cute updates about their family life, including their Christmas plans and their little one’s first word.
Gemma announced that she was expecting her second child on Saturday (Picture: @glouiseatkinson/@gorka_marquez)
Gemma Atkinson and Gorka Marquez began dating in 2017 (Picture: WireImage)
In one of her latest posts confirming their exciting news, she wrote: ‘Impossible to hide my belly any longer. I’ve officially “popped.” 😂 Our baby boy will be joining our family later this year 💙.
‘We feel so incredibly blessed and Grateful to be on this journey again. Mia is absolutely thrilled! Although we may need to do some negotiating on names, as so far she’s adamant he’s going to be called Barbie.’
Celebrities, fans and loved ones flocked to congratulate the happy couple on their bundle of joy, with Dancing On Ice judge Oti Mabuse penning: ‘Congratulations 🥳 ❤️🙌🔥🙌.’
TOWIE star Jess Wright also commented: ‘Congratulations ❤️❤️❤️,’ while Crossfit athlete Elliot Simmonds added: ‘Can’t wait to meet the little guy and buy him his first Liverpool shirt 😍😂.’
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Gemma and Gorka welcomed first child Mia on July 4, 2019, with the dancer writing on social media at the time: ‘She’s incredible and she certainly made an entrance, giving us all quite a fright at times. @glouiseatkinson my absolute HERO!’
Meanwhile, Gorka revealed earlier this month the reasons why he wasn’t participating in the Strictly tour, having sparked rumours he had quit the franchise.
In hindsight, it sounds like Gemma’s exciting news could have influenced the decision, with the pro saying: ‘After the Strictly series I always like to take some down time to spend quality time with Gem and Mia.
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