Last week the two-time Big Brother champion and the Dancing with the Stars judge announced that they were expecting their first child.
Over the weekend Brian updated his followers on Instagram about their surrogacy journey by posting an image of him and husband Arthur with his sister Aoife cradling her baby bump.
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He wrote: “Not only is this my BEAUTIFUL sister Aoife, she is also our incredible Surrogate.
“From our very first conversation about this back in 2019 to where we are now is ABSOLUTELY AMAZING @effidy_dowling_ you have gone above & beyond for us @gourounlian whether it is mentally or physically & you have stayed so POSITIVE & UPBEAT through it all.
“From Ultra Sounds & Ovulation tests to numerous conversations about your Cycle to those 4 positive pregnancy tests we took where the 3 of us hugged & cried with happiness & excitement. We have been through every step of this together reassuring each other along the way that everything will be fine once we stick together.”
He added: “Aoife you are an INSPIRATION to all of us. You are literally giving us THE GIFT OF LIFE. So to you Aoife & our wonderful Egg Donor none of this would be possible without you both.
“From the bottom of our hearts thank you. I’m so happy to confirm that both Aoife & baby are doing BRILLIANTLY.”
The TV stars announced the happy news in an Instagram video which includes Arthur screaming with joy as Brian breaks the good news as well as footage of the baby’s ultrasound scan.
In the caption accompanying the video, Dowling wrote that it “completely fills our hearts” to reveal the news that their “beautiful bundle of joy” is due later in the year.
The couple’s friends, family and fans congratulated the couple on their amazing news.
Pippa O’Connor said: “Crying! again. What a lucky baby. Can not wait to meet this little angel. Love you guys xx”
James Patrice added: “OMG – CONGRATULATIONS to you both. You’re going to be the most amazing parents.”
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