Good news for model Iskra Lawrence – who is pregnant and expecting her first child with boyfriend Philip Payne. The curvy model revealed the surprise through a series of lovely snaps on her Instagram on Tuesday.
In one of the cute photos, we can see Philip Payne, a former athlete-turned-music producer, showering her with kisses, and cradling her baby bump while our mom-to-be held up a positive First Response Early Result pregnancy test. She captioned the image, “It’s not just the two of us anymore, we’re soon to be a family of 3 ❤️ When @Philipapayne ran out and got us six boxes of #ad @firstresponsepregnancy Early Result tests, our lives changed forever. We were so shocked when we saw those two lines and we knew for sure we were having a baby🤱🏼 Right now we’re 17 weeks and 3 days pregnant! 🤰🏼”
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It’s not just the two of us anymore, we're soon to be a family of 3 ❤️. . When @Philipapayne ran out and got us six boxes of #ad @firstresponsepregnancy Early Result tests, our lives changed forever. We were so shocked when we saw those two lines and we knew for sure we were having a baby🤱🏼 Right now we’re 17 weeks and 3 days pregnant! 🤰🏼 And I can't wait to share with you what these last 4 months have been like. I’ve never been more excited to meet anyone, and Philip and I are in love with our mini baby P bump 🥰 I’m well aware of the struggles many women face with infertility and how lucky I am. That is why I’ll be giving away $10,000 to help and support one of you in your pregnancy journey (more deets coming soon). Thank you so much #firstresponsepregnancy for supporting me and all of the work you do to support couples struggling to conceive. It’s something very close to my heart with many of my best friends and family members experiencing these challenges. Can’t believe I’m finally telling the whole damn world our magical news sending you all lots of love xx #2MeansYes #preggo #pregnancyannouncement #17weeks #pregnant
The baby is due in April of next year. But the 29-year-old Aerie spokeswoman is super excited to welcome the newest member in their lives. In her post, she added, “And I can’t wait to share with you what these last 4 months have been like. I’ve never been more excited to meet anyone, and Philip and I are in love with our mini baby P bump 🥰.”
The British model empathized with women who have infertility, which is a widespread issue. She acknowledges their struggle and revealed that she would be giving "$10,000 to help and support" any woman in her pregnancy journey. She promised to share more light on it soon. For the time being, she is overwhelmed with her pregnancy and can’t thank her fate enough!
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My corny a$$ had a magical birthday🥰 and huge thank you to the one and only @thenataliegage for organising the perfect low key meal and 36 @doughdoughnuts 😭😭😭 so grateful for everyone sending their love and tried to get back to the texts and comments if I didn’t I’m so sorry I get a bit overwhelmed but I’m super super grateful🙏🙏🙏 . . ALSO Who else is a VIRGO????👀🔥 . Ps this about the be the most mental and magical year of my life i have SOOOO much I’ll be sharing over the next few months❤️
Even before she shared the thrilling news of her pregnancy, she had started to drop clues on Instagram. The first one may have been in September, along with her birthday post, which she captioned, “This about the be the most mental and magical year of my life I have SOOOO much I’ll be sharing over the next few months❤️.”
And a day before revealing the baby bump, the Worcestershire native shared a selfie Instagram story, telling her followers, “I have some very exciting news but I think I’m ready to tell the world tomorrow, so get ready — about maybe 2 p.m.? Let me just get some stuff together.”
Around May of this year, the couple confirmed their relationship in a YouTube video. Payne recalled that when somebody had asked him what type of girl he liked, he “showed them [a picture of Iskra]. … But I had no idea that I would end up meeting her [the same day].” So, that night when he saw the “shining, sparkling” Iskra at the Grammys party in January 2018, he knew, “Wow, this is my shot. This is my time.”
Iskra added, “'I was not meant to be there, the universe brought us together.” However, the love-birds didn't start dating until October 2018.