Rhian Sugden is pregnant with her first child after six years of IVF treatment.
The 37-year-old former glamour model and her husband Oliver Mellor are thrilled to confirm they are expecting a baby together following eight failed rounds of fertility treatments which left the couple fearing they may never become parents.
In an interview with Hello! magazine, Rhian said: "We're over the moon. Our lives are going to change so much, which is very exciting ... I thought I'd never have children, that Oliver would leave me to have a baby with someone else, and I'd die alone."
The couple were previously given a three per cent chance of conceiving naturally after tests showed Rhian had a low egg count and perimenopausal hormone levels. They spent around £130,000 on IVF treatment before they finally got the news they had hoped for.
Rhian revealed she woke up Oliver one morning by waving a positive pregnancy test at him and she started taking several tests a day just to make sure she was really pregnant.
The model added: "It still doesn't feel real. We were convinced it would never happen. But here we are, and we're thrilled."
Rhian previously admitted IVF treatment turned her into a "different person" because she felt low all the time, and her mood was further impacted when she failed to get pregnant.
In an interview with New! magazine, she said: "They changed my injections the second time because they weren't working, so they upped my dose to the maximum they can give anyone. It made me a completely different person. "I was sad all the time and I couldn't drag myself out of bed. It's like the run-up to your period when you're all over the place and you know you're just being a bitch but you can't help it. It was like that for four weeks. "The mood swings were difficult enough and then finding out it hadn't worked was just ... I can't really explain it. You just feel like you've failed as a woman."