Natalie Cassidy is pregnant
Natalie Cassidy has announced she is expecting her first child with her boyfriend of nine months Adam Cottrell
Natalie Cassidy is pregnant with her first child.
The 'EastEnders' star - who has been dating her 30-year-old boyfriend Adam Cottrell ever since they met at the Isle of Wight festival music nine months ago - has revealed they are expecting a child together in September and hope to go on to have a whole "football team".
She said: "We both want a lot of kids - but you should only have as many as you can afford. A football team! I don't think you should have children unless you realise that a baby has to be fed, clothed, educated and supported for a very long time. I want our children to have all their needs met.
"I just hope it doesn't want to be a grand prix racer! But I definitely want to have a couple by the time I'm 30. I didn't want to be an older mum."
While she can’t wait for motherhood, the 26-year-old actress - who is 12 weeks pregnant and doesn't know the sex of her baby - is also keen for her and transport boss Adam to get engaged before she gives birth.
She told OK! magazine: "I'm keeping my fingers crossed that Adam will propose to me before the baby is born! The baby was conceived over Christmas, which is the loveliest Christmas gift ever. I came off my contraception in November but I never thought I'd pregnant that quickly!"
Natalie also admitted she thought her 'EastEnders' co-star Wendy Richards - who passed away in 2008 after losing her battle against cancer - was watching down on her and would have been excited about the news.
She said: "Since Wendy passed away so many lovely things have happened in my life. It does feel like I'm being looked after from above. But I never thought I was going to find someone that quickly. I wasn't looking for love."