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Roxanne Pallett is PREGNANT! Ex Emmerdale star, 38, expecting first child with husband Jason Carrion

Roxanne Pallett is PREGNANT! Former Emmerdale star, 38, expecting first child with husband Jason Carrion three years after CBB ‘punchgate’ controversy

Roxanne Pallett has revealed she’s expecting her first child with husband Jason Carrion.

In a new interview, the former Emmerdale star, 38, said she feels like ‘the ­luckiest woman in the world’ as she excitedly awaits the arrival of her baby this autumn.

Roxanne’s baby joy comes three years after her Celebrity Big Brother ‘punchgate’ controversy, in which she accused fellow housemate Ryan Thomas of viciously punching her on the arm. 

Baby joy: Roxanne Pallett has revealed she’s expecting her first child with husband Jason Carrion

Speaking to The Mirror about the next chapter in her life, Roxanne said: ‘I now know what ‘happy ever after’ feels like.

‘To have such a beautiful life here and be blessed with the most incredible husband and our little baba on the way… my mum’s already knitting for England.

‘My husband is driving round at all hours getting me pizza and cookies. We’re in a bubble of excitement.’

Drama: Roxanne's baby joy comes three years after her Celebrity Big Brother 'punchgate' controversy, in which she accused fellow housemate Ryan Thomas of punching her on the arm

Drama: Roxanne’s baby joy comes three years after her Celebrity Big Brother ‘punchgate’ controversy, in which she accused fellow housemate Ryan Thomas of punching her on the arm

The former actress wed firefighter Jason in January 2020, just 17 months after first meeting.

Back in March 2020, Roxanne reflected on the aftermath of the infamous ‘punch-gate’ furor she was involved in during CBB 2018 – when she wrongfully accused actor Ryan Thomas of maliciously hitting her – and how that led her to meet her now-husband Jason. 

Speaking to Closer magazine, Roxanne admitted she was almost ‘grateful’ for the drama as it led her to America where she met Jason, and explained that she can relate to the way Meghan Markle must feel. 

Despite the meticulously-catalogued fall-out from ‘punch-gate’ – which eventually saw her removed privately from the CBB house, interviewed by host Emma Willis without a live audience present, end her engagement to her then-boyfriend and lock herself away for months – Roxanne has encouraged Jason to research her online so that there are no secrets between them.

‘He knows everything,’ she said. ‘I don’t hide anything from him, I’m so transparent. 

Happy: In a new interview, the former Emmerdale star, 38, said she feels like 'the ­luckiest woman in the world' as she excitedly awaits the arrival of her baby this autumn

Happy: In a new interview, the former Emmerdale star, 38, said she feels like ‘the ­luckiest woman in the world’ as she excitedly awaits the arrival of her baby this autumn

‘I urged him to go on the internet and read for himself, because I joked it would take forever to tell him. There’s no stone unturned – I wanted to be completely honest as I’ve had years of pretending and it was draining.

‘I’ve told him my regrets, my truths, and the weight of being in the public eye for the last 15 years. He wasn’t fazed at all – he’s intelligent and compassionate and his nature is to run towards those in need of help, which is why he’s an incredible firefighter.’

‘For the first time, I’m with a man who sees me and not the perks of my fame. Jason is only interested in me for who I am, not what TV show or magazine I’ve been in

‘I always had one foot out the door with my exes because I never fully trusted their agenda, and I was never the real me. But I love who I am with Jason.’

Before the storm: Roxanne left the UK for the US - where she wasn't known for the CBB incident [pictured on her way into the reality show house in summer 2018]

Before the storm: Roxanne left the UK for the US – where she wasn’t known for the CBB incident [pictured on her way into the reality show house in summer 2018]

‘I never thought I’d be smiling again,’ she said. ‘I’ve met the love of my life and I feel mentally stronger. I truly believe all the negativity I went through pushed me to this point. 

‘In a way, I’m grateful for all that went wrong, even though it was brutal. It was worth all the heartache because now I’m living my best life.’

Referencing the fact that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry quit England for America , Roxanne said: ‘I didn’t feel welcome in England. I was hounded, ridiculed and vilified for over a year. I felt like the country was against me.

‘For a long time, I felt exiled and was being told to disappear by online bullies. In a way, I can understand why Meghan left. I’m so happy she’s had the inner strength to say, “I’m not happy here, let’s make a change.”

‘I’d encourage anyone who is going through a tough time to have faith that things can turn around as they have for me.’

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