Julia Goulding, 34, told her 80,000 Instagram followers she is “overjoyed” to be pregnant with her first child. The Coronation Street actress revealed the happy news on the social media platform alongside a sweet picture of herself and her husband Ben Silver beaming with glee as they cuddled up together on a sofa. She captioned the snap: “Ben and I are delighted to announce that we are expecting our first baby at the end of this year! “We are absolutely overjoyed and can’t wait to meet our little one!”
The Shona Ramsey star’s pregnancy announcement comes just months after her wedding day with teacher Ben.
The couple exchanged vows on stage in Manchester’s Albert Hall in February.
The actress’s followers flocked to the comments section of her post to share in the couple’s joy.
One wrote: “Amazing news!!!! Massive congratulations xx.”
Another added: “This baby is going to be so blessed with you two as its parents xx.”
A third replied: “Aww congratulations to both of you on your lovely news.”
The soap star recently spoke to OK! Magazine about her wedding celebrations, explaining: “I love being on stage and I always wanted to get married on one.”
Ben also told the publication about how he felt when he saw his other half in her wedding dress.
He gushed: “As soon as I saw Julia, I just knew it was the best day of my life.”
The duo decided to abandon tradition during the ceremony as they walked down the aisle together, hand-in-hand.
Julia divulged: “It was important for us to walk down the aisle together and my parents aren’t traditional.
“My dad didn’t mind not giving me away as he believes I’m my own person.
“I can totally understand why people do it, but the way we did it felt right for Ben and I.”
Julia had been dating Ben for three years before he popped the question on his 30th birthday.
The romantic moment took place during a holiday to New York, where Ben unexpectedly got down on one knee to ask Julia to marry him.
The Coronation Street favourite admitted: “I wasn’t expecting it at all.”
Coronation Street continues tonight on ITV at 9.00pm.