Blue star Simon Webbe has announced he and his wife are expecting a baby after two miscarriages.
In a new interview, the singer, 41, revealed talent manager Ayshen, also 41, fell pregnant ‘immediately’ after they decided to take a break from family planning, enthusing: ‘Our baby was made out of love with no pressure.’
The musician, who already has daughter Alanah, 24, from a previous relationship, and his long-term partner were left ‘devastated’ when they suffered their first loss in February 2019, and went through the same heartbreaking experience a year later.
‘Our baby was made out of love with no pressure’: Blue star Simon Webbe has announced he and his wife Ayshen are expecting a baby after two miscarriages in this week’s Hello! magazine
On prioritising his personal life, the All Rise hitmaker said in this week’s HELLO! magazine: ‘For the last 20 years I’ve been gallivanting all over the world. But now I’ll be concentrating on what’s important, and that’s family.
‘I want to be that solid, strong guy for Ayshen and our baby. Whenever I touch Ayshen’s tummy, the baby moves, as if it knows it’s me. I whisper, ”You’re going to be loved so much and I can’t wait to meet you”.’
In an accompanying photoshoot for the publication, former PA Ayshen looked radiant as she cradled her baby bump in a white bandage-inspired dress.
The beaming artist, meanwhile, appeared equally stylish as he sat beside the brunette in a sharp suit.
‘That’s when it happened!’ The singer, 41, revealed the talent manager, also 41, fell pregnant ‘immediately’ after they decided to take a break from family planning (pictured in April 2020)
Smitten: They wed in an intimate ceremony at the Corinthia Hotel London in August 2018 following a four-year relationship (pictured in July 2019)
The media personality also reflected on the couple’s devastating miscarriages, which took place shortly after they tied the knot in August 2018.
Simon added: ‘We were devastated as we said our goodbyes. Nobody talks much about miscarriage and the physical and emotional effects it has. When it happened for the second time a year later, we went through the pain again.’
They wed in an intimate ceremony at the Corinthia Hotel London, with Blue members Lee Ryan, 37, Antony Costa, 39 and Duncan James, 42, serenading guests with a medley of the band’s greatest hits.
The rapper popped the question to Ayshen during a Jamaican getaway on Valentine’s Day in 2017, following a three-year relationship.
Doting father: Musician Simon already has daughter Alanah (pictured together in June 2020), 24, from a previous relationship with shop assistant Nicola Jones
They met at a celebrity football match years ago but Ayshen – who was in band Fe-Nix at the time – had a boyfriend at the time.
Over ten years, the two continually crossed paths and Simon slowly carried out his mission to convince her that he was The One.
In an interview with Closer Magazine at the time, the businessman revealed he wanted to keep his wedding private and banned phones from the event.
He said: ‘I’ve banned anyone from having a phone at my upcoming wedding. I want it to be an intimate, private occasion, and the same goes for my stag do.
Candid: ‘For 20 years I’ve been gallivanting all over the world. But now I’ll be concentrating on what’s important, and that’s family’, the artist reflected (pictured in July 2020)
‘At the age of 40, I have no desire to have some stripper gyrating in front of me. I want a much classier affair and I’m calling it the groom’s party.
‘It will consist of my brother, my boys – all of Blue – and my manager, and we’ll all have a nice dinner together.’
In August 2019, Simon was hit by claims he cheated on Ayshen with a blonde mother-of-two just days before he celebrated his first wedding anniversary.
The Sun reported that The Truth About Love actor was believed to have approached Amy Asher, 32, while on a cruise ship around the Norwegian Fjords where he had been performing with Gareth Gates.
Out now! Read the full interview in this week’s Hello! magazine
The Lay Your Hands musician hasn’t publicly responded to the allegation, and MailOnline contacted his representatives at the time of publication.
The I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! star – who appears to be stronger than ever with Ayshen – has a history of failed relationships, including his romances with shop assistant and Alanah’s mother Nicola Jones, and glamour model Natalie Denning.
He and Natalie split when Simon was caught cheating on her with TV presenter Stacey McIntosh back in 2004. He also dated X Factor star Layla Manoochenri and model Maria Kouka.
Simon – whose brother Straon took his own life in November 2018 – has detailed his mental health struggles in the past.
The Manchester native previously told OK! Magazine: ‘It is something that is taboo. It’s taught me that people just need to be honest about what they need personally.
‘We need to stop being afraid and stop looking for validation. We need to ask people if they are actually okay, start healing and accept who we are, the troubles that we have and talk about it.’
Rise to fame: The media personality is best known as a member of chart-topping band Blue (pictured with Duncan James, Antony Costa and Lee Ryan in 2001)