Jodie Kidd admits to 20-year crush on her boyfriend – and reveals they"re expecting a boy


Jodie Kidd admits to 20-year crush on her boyfriend – and reveals they"re expecting a boy

“I fancied him when I was 12”: Jodie Kidd admits to 20-year crush on her boyfriend – and reveals they”re expecting a boy

8:45 AM on 16th May 2011

They met a year ago after she revealed that she was desperate to find love after a number of heartaches.

And not only is Jodie Kidd over the moon to be expecting a baby with Andrea Vianini – but she has admitted to fancying him for the last 20 years.

The former model also revealed that she and Vianni, an Argentinian polo player, are expecting a baby boy.

Expectant parents: Jodie Kidd, who is six months pregnant, shows off her bump as she poses with Argentinian polo player boyfriend Andrea Vianini

Expectant parents: Jodie Kidd, who is six months pregnant, shows off her bump as she poses with Argentinian polo player boyfriend Andrea Vianini

Jodie, 32, and Andrea, 45, are expecting their first child together and this week posed for their first studio shoot together since becoming an item.

During the interview with the glossy, Jodie, who is six months pregnant, said she has had a crush on her partner – who is a friend of her older brother Jack – since she was 12.

The horsey types: Jodie and Andrea launched the MINT Polo in the Park in London last week

The horsey types: Jodie and Andrea launched the MINT Polo in the Park in London last week

She said: “I always had a secret crush on him, but then he was always with my brother – and I found them annoying. They used to wind me up.”

They got together in February of last year when Kidd went to stay at herfamily home, Holders House in Barbados, partly to get over the break-upof her relationship with mature student Thomas George.

Jodie was also married to Internet entrepreneur Aidan Butler, who she wed in September 2005 but split from 18months later.

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It”s a boy! Jodie showed off her growing pregnancy bump at the event

But while she was in Barbados last February, Andrea also happened to be there.

She said: “I don”t know what happened. We just spent every second of the whole twoweeks together, and we both went: “Gee, I actually quite like you”.”

The full interview with Jodie is in Hello! magazine, which is out now

The full interview with Jodie is in Hello! magazine, which is out now

Jodie also revealed that the couple are expecting a boy but said Andrea was hoping for a girl.

She said: “Andrea wanted a little girl. I didn”t mind, as long as the baby was healthy. I had a sneaky feeling it was a boy – it just felt like it.

“We”ve been very chilled and are just letting it happen, which is very much a South American attitude.

“I”venever been broody before. I”ve always been career-orientated, gallivanting around the world and jumping out of helicopters. It”s remarkable seeing what your body does. It”s been a real eye-opener. An amazing, incredible experience.”

Jodie and Andrea have been spent the last eight months together at his Uruguay base but are back in the UK for the polo season.

Last week they launched the MINT Polo in the Park event at the Hurlingham Club, west London.

And Jodie, who is the brand ambassador, said she wanted end the perception that polo is “just for toffs and posh people”.

The full interview with Jodie is in Hello! magazine, which is out now