X Factor's Cher Lloyd announces she is expecting her first child
Cher Lloyd has said she's "over the moon" as she confirmed she is expecting her first child.
The 24-year-old and her husband Craig Monk will welcome the new addition to their family in May.
The former X Factor contestant confirmed her news in an Instagram post on Wednesday afternoon.
She wrote an open letter to fans on the social media post, where she said that she "took some time away from the public eye to focus on what really matters and get back to what I truly love doing."
"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.
"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.
"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.
"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!"