Charlotte Crosby has announced she is pregnant with her first child her boyfriend Jake Ankers.
The Geordie Shore star, 31, confirmed the happy news in a heartwarming post she shared with her fans on Instagram on Tuesday.
Charlotte’s announcement came just weeks after she hinted that she and Jake could get engaged in the future, after he admitted he may propose soon.
Baby news! Charlotte Crosby is PREGNANT! The reality star has announced she’s expecting her first child with boyfriend Jake Ankers just weeks after teasing their engagement
In her social media post, Charlotte shared the news in a video where she also announced her pregnancy to her family.
She penned the caption: ‘A moment I wasn’t sure would ever be mine is here, it’s mine (and Jake’s) and i couldn’t be happier to be sharing it with you all……I’m having a baby.’
On Tuesday the star also gushed she’d finally found ‘the One’ with Jake after being ‘cheated on’ and ‘used’ by a string of exes.
Speaking in a YouTube Q&A, the star said she’s avoided sharing photos of Jake on social media because she doesn’t want to be abused by trolls.
Candid: On Tuesday the star also gushed she’d finally found ‘the One’ with Jake after being ‘cheated on’ and ‘used’ by a string of exes
She said: ‘I’ve enjoyed getting to know someone and falling in love with someone behind closed doors, without people having their opinions.
‘Without ”Sandra Brown” saying ”oh not another one, not another one!” which by the way can I just say right, something I don’t like about this comment, if someone has had a few boyfriends, don’t make that out to be a negative.
‘Because at the end of the day it shows that that person would not stand for s**t, and if that person was being disrespected, they respected themselves enough to say ‘I’m getting up and I’m off mate, this is not the life I expected.”
Charlotte continued: ‘Not all of them, but a lot of men in my life have turned out to be that said person, in it for the wrong reasons, uses you, cheats on you, not the person you want to spend the rest of your life with.
Open: Speaking in a YouTube Q&A, the star said she’s avoided sharing photos of Jake on social media because she doesn’t want to be abused by trolls
‘So those comments, do you want us to be with Stephen f*****g Bear? Just be with one person who was an absolute s******d. I’m not going to settle until I know that this is perfect.
‘Until I meet the man of my dreams who treats me nothing less than amazing. Who will treat me who I’ve treated everyone else who has been in my life.’
On meeting Jake, she added: ‘I can honestly say this, I have never met anyone who has been so amazing. He is everything I’ve just said there.
‘I feel myself getting emotional. Because I’ve been through all of those s***heads, and all them k*******s and it was all for a reason. It has led me to that happy ever after.’
Expectant: Charlotte (pictured in an Instagram post shared on April 9) had been keeping her relationship with Jake under wraps
Charlotte’s pregnancy comes after the star was left with compromised fertility when she suffered an ectopic pregnancy in 2016.
The star previously described the extreme pain she was dealing with in the days leading up to being admitted to hospital – all the while posing for photoshoots and recording her fitness DVD believing the pain and bleeding was just a heavy period.
As a result of the ectopic pregnancy, Charlotte’s fallopian tube had ruptured and was releasing toxins into her body.
Emotional: In 2016 Charlotte suffered an ectopic pregnancy, forcing doctors to remove part of her fallopian tube and ovary
The reality star had been keeping her boyfriend under wraps on Instagram, but last week she finally made their romance social media official.
Charlotte penned to the clip: ‘Do you no how hard I had to force him to do this. Late to the trend I knoooowwwwwwwww but being late is kinda my thing.’
She then took to Stories to answer some questions from fans, with one saying they thought she was getting proposed to on the holiday.
While Charlotte confirmed she was not yet engaged, her beau said a proposal was coming in ‘due course’ as she giggled behind the camera.
She also shared an insight into the details of their relationship, revealing that the pair have been together for around seven months.
Over: Charlotte split from videographer Liam Beaumont in August 2021
She then revealed it ‘feels like a year the amount of stuff we’ve already experienced together’.
The pair went public with their romance last year, and have been keeping the relationship under wraps – after her former relationship with Liam Beaumont ended in August 2021.
It was reported she broke up with the hunk, who she started dating in February last year, following a slew of furious arguments. It was also claimed she booted him out of her Newcastle home.
However, Charlotte later insisted their relationship ended on good terms, with the television personality telling MailOnline: ‘Me and Liam shared some amazing memories together and the split is amicable.
‘We have just realised we are both two very different people. I have learnt so much in this relationship and am thankful that it happened.
Over: Charlotte previously had a turbulent romance with Stephen Bear in 2017 (pictured) and later Joshua Ritchie in 2019
‘Were there furious rows? No. Did I kick him out of the house? No. It’s sad to see this negativity put on what was a good relationship. So I’d like to take back some control of the narrative, get some truth out there and draw a line under this.’
Suspicions about their split were first sparked among fans when Charlotte removed all images of Liam from her Instagram account.
It was then that reports surfaced regarding the row, with insiders telling publications that a row had descended into chaos and she had ejected him from her home.
Charlotte and Liam started dating in early 2020 after meeting in Dubai during their respective vacations.
The star’s colourful love life also included a romance with Geordie Shore co-star Gary Beadle, but the pair split in 2016.
She went onto date Stephen Bear in 2017, and later Joshua Ritchie in 2019.
Charlotte Crosby’s Love Life
Over: Charlotte dated Gaz Beadle on and off from 2011 to 2016
Gary ‘Gaz’ Beadle – 2011 to 2016
Charlotte had a turbulent on-off romance with Gary from the pair’s earliest days on Geordie Shore, enjoying several flings despite the hunk breaking her heart multiple times.
The pair didn’t begin dating officially until 2015, but split in April 2016 when Charlotte suffered an ectopic pregnancy.
Doctors had to perform emergency surgery lon her fallopian tube leaving her with compromised fertility while Gary was in Thailand filming her reality show.
Even in May 2021 Charlotte admitted she still hasn’t forgiven Gary for failing to return home from filming to support her.
Mitch Jenkins – 2013 and 2015
Charlotte dated Mitch on two separate occasions, once in 2013, before the pair rekindled their romance two years later.
While their relationship seemed to be going well, with Charlotte even getting his initials tattooed on her arm, he later dumped her by text.
Charlotte and Mitch tried to mend their relationship a month later with a trip to New York, they split for good just days later.
At the time she said: ‘I just thought right I just need to cool things off, so I got back from Greece and I finished things and we haven’t been back together ever since’
Done: Love Island star Matt dated Charlotte in 2015
Max Morley – 2015
Love Island star Matt dated Charlotte in 2015, but their romance came to an abrupt end when she was caught kissing her ex Gaz.
At the time a furious Max told The Mirror: ‘She knew what she was doing, I’m not stupid. She’s a 25-year-old girl acting like a 15-year-old. It’s about time she grew up. She probably won’t even apologise – she’s like that.’
Ash Harrison – 2017
Charlotte enjoyed a five-month romance with Big Brother 2014 Ash, with the pair pictured on a string of dates together at the time.
However the pair’s love didn’t last, with Ash sharing a cryptic post saying: ‘If someone purposely, constantly disrespects you, they aren’t a good person. Simple.’
Stephen Bear – 2017
One of Charlotte’s most turbulent relationships came with Big Brother star Stephen Bear, after they met while filming Ex On The Beach.
The pair were repeatedly plagued by split rumours, with the pair’s romance hitting a crisis point when Stephen was seen leaving a Halloween party.
Bear seemed determined to rekindle his 11-month relationship with Charlotte Crosby, issuing a very public appeal for her forgiveness in December 2017, but their relationship was beyond repair.
Former flame: Charlotte dated Ex On The Beach star Joshua for two years
Joshua Ritchie – 2017
Charlotte also dated Ex On The Beach star Joshua in 2017, dating for two years before calling it quits in 2019.
She wrote at the time: ‘Sadly the relationship seems to have broken drown. Hoping we can still remain civil and wish him the best for the future’
But the split took a sour turn when the pair began exchange vile words on social media, with Joshua even claiming she physically attacked him, which she denied.
Ryan Gallagher – 2020
After appearing on the Australian version of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! Charlotte began dating reality star Ryan.
While viewers were gripped by their on-screen blossoming romance, Ryan added fuel to the fire by hinting he’d be open to a relationship with her saying: ‘I’m happy to keep going. Obviously I’d love it to keep going outside the show. That’s for us to see what happens on the outside. I really do like her.’
Just weeks later Charlotte hinted she wasn’t ready for another serious relationship, and revealed she and Ryan decided to cool off their romance.
Liam Beaumont – 2020 to 2021
Charlotte began dating videographer Liam in February 2020 after the pair met in Dubai, and they even moved in together last year.
In August 2021 the star revealed they had split, with sources claiming it came after a string of furious arguments.
However, Charlotte later insisted their relationship ended on good terms, telling MailOnline the split was amicable.