Billie Faiers thrilled to be expecting baby boy

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 8 November 2016
Billie Faiers

Billie Faiers

Billie Faiers has admitted she "can't stop smiling" after finding out she and her fiancé Greg Shepherd - who already have two-year-old daughter Nelly together - are expecting a baby boy

Billie Faiers "can't stop smiling" after finding out she's expecting a baby boy.

The 'Only Way Is Essex' star and her fiancé Greg Shepherd - who already have two-year-old Nelly together - were stunned to learn their unborn baby is a son and couldn't be happier.

She said: "We're so excited. We're in complete shock. Greg and I always thought we'd just have girls and everyone around us put that in our heads too.

"We couldn't stop laughing during the scan. I said to the sonographer, 'No! Are you sure? Can you check again?' She checked a few times so it's definitely a boy. We can't stop smiling. Greg is so excited because every man would like a boy. Greg got quite emotional but he's over the moon.

"Having all sisters and all girl cousins, he's the only one in his family that could carry on his family name. His dad was really excited too."

Billie and Greg like "traditional" names but she insists she won't be following in the footsteps of her sister Sam Faiers - who has nine-month-old son Paul Jr. with her partner Paul Knightley - and naming the youngster after his dad.

She said: "We want to see him first [before choosing a name] but we love traditional names like Edward and George.

"I definitely won't be naming him 'baby Greg' like Sam's baby Paul. We might make the middle name Gregory but it won't be a first name."

The 26-year-old star reluctantly thinks she is going to have to hire a nanny to help her with the new baby as it will be "impossible" to juggle two kids and her work and her mother isn't free to help out very much.

She told OK! magazine: "It's going to be so much more of a challenge - I can just about manage with Nelly now without a nanny or childcare, so I'll need an extra pair of hands.

"I don't want a nanny, I'd rather have my mum's help but she works full time at Minnie's. We need to think about some extra help otherwise it will be impossible. Greg's mum works and lives in Surrey."

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