John McAreavey reveals baby number two is on the way 5 months ago

John McAreavey reveals baby number two is on the way

Congrats to the happy couple.

John McAreavey has confirmed that he and his wife Tara are expecting their second child together.


Announcing the news that Tara is pregnant and their son James is set to become a big brother, the couple posed on social media with the caption: "Lovely birthday weekend with @tara_mcareavey , James and bump."

The couple welcomed their first child James back in December 2020, posting a snap of the two holding their newborn, all dressed in white, bar the baby who was in a knitted brown onesie.

John wrote on Twitter at the time: "Let the adventures begin," before he revealed what they had named their son.

John and Tara first met on a night out in Galway in 2012 following a football match that had been arranged as a fundraiser for his first wife Michaela, who was tragically murdered during their honeymoon in 2011.



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Michaela was strangled in her room at the Legends Hotel in Mauritius while on honeymoon on 10 January, 2011, after marrying footballer John McAreavey.

To this day, no one has been convicted of her murder.

John and Tara exchanged numbers and began texting, soon becoming an item and eventually marrying in 2016 in a private ceremony in Kildare.


While life for the couple has had their challenges, John said he remains happy after being given a second chance at love.

He has previously said: "No girl dreams about getting married to a young man who has been married before and whose wife has been tragically murdered.

"I was able to find Tara and we've had a beautiful relationship and now we're about to have an addition to our family and it's just something that I feel so grateful for and I'm just so excited by that."