The reality star confirmed Amy Childs is expecting and the father is her jailbird boyfriend Bradley Wright.
She told OK! magazine: “[I am feeling] shocked but happy. I feel so overwhelmed and I keep waking up smiling.
“We’ve wanted a baby for so long, so we’re happier than we’ve ever been. We wanted one before Bradley went to prison but it didn’t happen.”
The couple, who rekindled their relationship in March, told the glossy mag they were “thrilled”.
Amy, 26, and Bradley, 25, “fell in love straight away” after meeting in a Brentford boozer two years ago. They briefly split after Bradley was jailed for handling stolen goods but Amy said she couldn’t live without him.
Bradley confessed to OK! he didn’t tell Amy he was going to court with the star only finding out when he called her at 8.30pm from Wormwood Scrubs.
“The number came as an 0208 number and I thought ‘oh my God, he’s in prison. When he confirmed it and said: ‘I’ll be out next year.’ it was the worst moment of my life. It killed me.”
Amy told Star magazine: “When I split up with him I was like a different person. I couldn’t think of anything else. It happened very quickly, him going to prison, so it was hard for me.”
However Amy is happy she went through it, as it’s made her “much stronger”.
She added: “I’ve never been the type to get depressed, but I have had times when I’ve felt really low. I don’t want to ever get that hurt again.
“It killed me and it took a long time for me to build myself up again. Even though I had Jay complimenting me, I didn’t feel good in myself.”
Bradley was given 18 months in October for handling stolen goods – he admits he bought a car knowing it had a stolen engine.
After the case, the JCB driver – who has spent time in a young offenders institution before – worked tirelessly to win Amy back.