'The best early Christmas present we could ask for': The Saturdays' Rochelle and JLS Marvin Humes expecting their first child
19:14 GMT, 22 November 2012
The Saturdays singer Rochelle Humes is pregnant with her first child.
The pop star, 23, and her JLS bandmember husband Marvin, 27, announced they were expecting in mid-2013 on their respective Twitter pages.
Their baby news comes just four months after they tied the knot in a lavish ceremony at Blenheim Palace.
Starting a family: Rochelle and Marvin Humes, pictured in May, are expecting their first child together
Announcement: Rochelle Humes revealed she was pregnant with her first child
I'm going to be a father! Marvin also posted a statement on JLS's official Twitter
In a lengthy statement, the excited mother-to-be wrote: 'I wanted to be the first to tell you…we have some exciting news to share!
'Marvin and I could NOT be more thrilled to announce that we are expecting our first child mid next year.
'We have always dreamt of being parents and the news is the best early Christmas present we could have asked for.
'I know Marvin is going to be a great
dad and we're so excited to start a family. Thanks for all of your
support and lots of love, Rochelle x.'
Baby on the way: Rochelle at Los Angeles' LAX airport on November 7 as she was preparing to reunite with her husband
Cheers to the baby! (L-R) Rochelle's bandmates Mollie King, Una Healy, Vanessa White and Frankie Sandford toast her pregnancy
In a simultaneous announcement on JLS's official Twitter, Marvin wrote: 'Rochelle and I are SOOOOO excited to tell everyone that we are expecting our first baby!!! Its absolutely amazing! Baby is due middle of next year and all is great!! We want to say thank you to everyone for their love and support… it means so much to us!! We are over the moon! Love Marv x.'
Their pregnancy news comes after they have spent most of their marriage apart due to their busy schedules and conflicting geography.
The couple were only reunited two weeks ago after spending most of their marriage thousands of miles apart with The Saturdays jetting off to Los Angeles just a fortnight after they tied the knot.
They were briefly reunited in New York for a long weekend in September.
Loved up: The couple spent a romantic weekend together in New York in September
The young couple's wedding on July 27 comes after a two year courtship.
They started dating in March 2010 and quickly moved in together, but split eight months later.
However, just three months later they were back together, with Marvin proposing in the Maldives last Christmas.
Following their ceremony, the couple had a 'mini-moon' in Portugal, but plan to have a proper honeymoon over Christmas.
Rochelle's pregnancy means she is the second Saturday to become a mother.
We're so excited: After Marvin's announcement on JLS's official Twitter page, he was congratulated by his bandmates
Eldest Saturday Una Healy and husband Ben Foden welcomed their daughter Aoife in March.
Following the big announcement, their Saturdays and JLS bandmates rushed to congratulate them on Twitter.
Una tweeted: 'SO happy to be able to share the amazing news @RochelleTheSats and Marvin @JLSOfficial are expecting a baby!Mini sat number 2 on the way.'
Frankie Sandford wrote: '@RochelleTheSats so happy you all know now! We're having another sats baby!!!! Go @RochelleTheSats @JLSOfficial marv!!! #minimarvelle.'
She then uploaded a photo of all The Saturdays – minus Rochelle – toasting a glass of wine to the baby.
Happy: Rochelle was congratulated by her bandmates and close friend Myleene Klass
Pop star: Rochelle with her Saturdays bandmates (L-R) Frankie Sandford, Una Healy, Vanessa White and Mollie King
Dapper: Marvin and his JLS bandmates (L-R) Aston Merrygold, Ortise Williams and JB Gill last month