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Loose Women star Brenda Edwards reveals she didn’t know she was pregnant until she was FIVE MONTHS

Loose Women star Brenda Edwards reveals she didn’t know she was pregnant until she was FIVE MONTHS along and only found out when she blacked out at her 21st birthday party

Brenda Edwards has revealed she had no idea she was expecting her first child Jamal until she was halfway through her pregnancy.

The Loose Women star revealed the shock news during a discussion about family secrets on Tuesday’s episode of the ITV show. 

The 51-year-old singer, who is mother to SB.TV founder Jamal Edwards, 30, and daughter Tanisha, discovered she was expecting when she blacked out at her 21st birthday party.  

Shock: Brenda Edwards has revealed she has no idea she was expecting her first child Jamal until she was halfway through her pregnancy

Brenda shared the surprise with co-hosts Ruth Langsford, Saira Khan and Janet Street-Porter during a segment titled: ‘The secrets we kept from our families.’

‘My pregnancy was a secret from me for five months,’ she said, before explaining: ‘Well I didn’t realise I was pregnant for five months.’

Explaining she was still getting her peroids, Brenda said: ‘I was having my monthly cycle and I had my 21st birthday party and I blacked out in that so I went to see the doctors and they said I was almost five months pregnant.’ 

‘That was a secret for me and I did actually keep it a secret from my family for another couple of months because obviously, I’m trying to deal with this surprise myself,’ she continued. ‘It wasn’t a secret, it was a happy surprise.’ 

Family: The 51-year-old, who is mother to SB.TV founder Jamal Edwards, 30, and daughter Tanisha, discovered she was expecting Jamal when she blacked out at her 21st birthday party

Family: The 51-year-old, who is mother to SB.TV founder Jamal Edwards, 30, and daughter Tanisha, discovered she was expecting Jamal when she blacked out at her 21st birthday party

Brenda, who hails from Luton, is mother to children Jamal and Tanisha. 

In 2005, she finished in fourth place in the second series of The X Factor, and last year became a panelist on Loose Women, where she is often candid about difficulties in her personal life.

Earlier this month she revealed she has reported an online troll targeting her with racist abuse to the police.

The former X Factor star told her fellow panellists about an occasion when abusive messages crossed the line into the realm of racism.

Family secret: The Loose Women star revealed the shock news during a discussion about family secrets on Tuesday's episode of the ITV show

Family secret: The Loose Women star revealed the shock news during a discussion about family secrets on Tuesday’s episode of the ITV show

The mother of two said: ‘I had somebody troll me online but it was racial abuse.

‘My thing is: You have an opinion, and I’m fine with that. But when you want to bring colour and use that as a weapon…’

Being completely candid about what she experienced, Brenda said:  ‘I was basically told to go back to the country I came from. It was chipping away at me mentally. It was scarring.

Not wanting to let what had happened be brushed aside, Brenda said she acted on what had happened: ‘I blocked the person and then they came back. I thought: I’m not going to stand for this.

‘I reported it to the police as a racial abuse crime. We should speak up. When it goes personal, it’s a bit too much.’

Baby: ‘That was a secret for me and I did actually keep it a secret from my family for another couple of months because obviously, I’m trying to deal with this surprise,' she explained

Baby: ‘That was a secret for me and I did actually keep it a secret from my family for another couple of months because obviously, I’m trying to deal with this surprise,’ she explained

 

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