Brooke Vincent welcomed her first child, son Mexx, with partner Kean Bryan in October 2019, and now, just over a year later, she exclusively tells us they’re expecting their second baby.
In what has been a tough time for everyone, the Coronation Street star admits it’s some nice news among the darkness. While it means she’ll have two children under the age of two, Brooke – who’s in her second trimester and is due next spring – isn’t fazed.
Showing off her blossoming bump in our beautiful shoot, she tells us, “We wanted more children and we wanted them close together, so we’re both really happy.”
The actress, 28, found out she was pregnant when she was five weeks along. The couple have chosen to keep the baby’s gender a surprise, but Brooke, who has been with Sheffield United player Kean, 24, for over four years, says she “doesn’t mind” what they have.
She also thanks one-year-old Mexx for keeping her busy throughout her first trimester and admits she can’t wait for him to become a big brother.
“It makes me want to cry thinking about it,” she says. “I don’t think I’m a soppy person, but the thought of him being a big brother and being caring really does make my little heart fuzzy.”
Here, Brooke opens up to OK! about expanding her brood, how motherhood has changed her and if she’ll make a return to the cobbles...
Congratulations, Brooke! How are you feeling?
I’m feeling really good. It’s been a hard year for everyone, so it’s some nice news. It’s a little bit different with your second because you know what’s coming. When I was pregnant with Mexx, it was just a massive shock to the system and I was tired all the time and didn’t understand why, whereas now, I know what’s going on and I’ve been getting on with it a bit more. I don’t really have the time to be saying, “I’m so tired!” because I’ve got another baby to look after.
Have you had any symptoms?
Not really. I haven’t had any morning sickness, but I never really did with Mexx either. I started being a little bit sick with him, but nothing too bad. I don’t know whether it’s because I’m busy with Mexx and I eat at the same time as him, whereas when I was pregnant the first time, it was a case of getting myself into a routine of having breakfast.
When did you find out that you were pregnant?
I knew at five weeks. I’m quite regular so I know when something isn’t normal. The first time you find out you’re pregnant, it’s a massive shock and you get all these kinds of emotions. We wanted another baby and we wanted them close together, so it was just a really warming moment. We were just really happy. I think I cried because I was so happy!
Were you trying for your second baby?
We weren’t necessarily trying, but it wasn’t a surprise either. It was something we’d spoken about. We said we wanted a baby sooner rather than later because we wanted them to grow up together.
How did your family and friends react?
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