Rebecca Adlington announces she is pregnant with her second child


Olympic swimmer Rebecca Adlington is expecting her second child.

The athlete, 31, revealed the news on Instagram on Thursday, posting a sweet snap of herself and her boyfriend Andrew Parsons holding up an ultrasound.

Revealing she is 14 weeks pregnant, Rebecca appeared to suggest she conceived during the COVID-19 lockdown – while she was living with Andrew, her ex-husband Harry Needs, and their five-year-old daughter Summer. 

Big news: Rebecca Adlington announced she is pregnant with her second child on Thursday, in a sweet snap shared to Instagram with her daughter Summer, 5, and her boyfriend Andrew Parsons

Summer joined her mother and Andrew in the photo, taken outside.

Rebecca looked glowing in a floral summer dress, cradling her bump. 

She captioned the snap: ‘Andy and I are excited to announce that we’re expecting. Summer can’t wait, she asks everyday to check my belly to see if it’s growing.

‘Going to be a long wait until the end of Feb!’ 

Ex: Revealing she is 14 weeks pregnant, Rebecca appeared to suggest she conceived during the COVID-19 lockdown - while she was living with Andrew, her ex-husband Harry Needs [pictured], and their five-year-old daughter Summer

Ex: Revealing she is 14 weeks pregnant, Rebecca appeared to suggest she conceived during the COVID-19 lockdown – while she was living with Andrew, her ex-husband Harry Needs [pictured], and their five-year-old daughter Summer

Promotion! She also added an adorable snap of Summer, holding the sonogram, wearing a 'Promoted To Big Sister' top

Promotion! She also added an adorable snap of Summer, holding the sonogram, wearing a ‘Promoted To Big Sister’ top

Blended family: Rebecca and Harry, 28, married in 2014, welcoming Summer in 2015. They split, however, in 2015

Blended family: Rebecca and Harry, 28, married in 2014, welcoming Summer in 2015. They split, however, in 2015 

She also added an adorable snap of Summer, holding the sonogram, wearing a ‘Promoted To Big Sister’ top.

Rebecca and Harry, 28, married in 2014, welcoming Summer in 2015. They split, however, in 2015.

Harry subsequently came out as bisexual several weeks ago.

The pair are amicable, and are co-parenting Summer, even isolating together with Andrew and Harry’s best friend Michael Gunning, during lockdown.

Harry has addressed questions about whether Michel and he are an item, but confirmed they are just friends, and that he is not dating anyone. 

Family first: The Olympian and Harry were isolating together with Becky's boyfriend Andrew Parsons and Harry's friend Michael Gunning

Family first: The Olympian and Harry were isolating together with Becky’s boyfriend Andrew Parsons and Harry’s friend Michael Gunning

Daddy and daughter: Harry subsequently came out as bisexual several weeks ago

Daddy and daughter: Harry subsequently came out as bisexual several weeks ago

In a recent interview with HELLO!, the Olympian said her daughter ‘loved’ spending rare quality time with her and Harry, gushing: ‘She gets the best of both worlds!’

The award-winning swimmer credited the coronavirus lockdown for forming a solid routine, with their little girl spending three days each at their respective homes.

Rebecca said: ‘She goes to Harry’s for three days, she comes to mine for three days. We have co-parented really well and found our routine. She gets the best of both worlds!’

The media personality said she felt ‘bad’ at the start of lockdown because Summer struggled with leaving school as a only child, but has since adapted to ‘spending quality time with mummy and daddy.’ 

The athlete explained: ‘Normally we’re such in a rush, we pick her up from school, take her to tennis or swimming, for the first time she’s spent real quality time with us. 

‘We’re not going anywhere, we just sit and chat and laugh or just dance, snuggle. We used to do bits of that at the weekend, but this is quality time.’

In good company: The award-winning swimmer has said her daughter has 'loved' spending rare quality time with them both

In good company: The award-winning swimmer has said her daughter has ‘loved’ spending rare quality time with them both 

Healthy co-parenting: The athlete credited the coronavirus lockdown for forming a solid routine, with their little girl spending three days each at their respective homes

Healthy co-parenting: The athlete credited the coronavirus lockdown for forming a solid routine, with their little girl spending three days each at their respective homes

The blonde beauty also revealed her kid has followed in her footsteps by taking up swimming, and recently revealed she’s been missing the sport.   

It was recently claimed she invited Harry to temporarily move into the home she shares with Andrew, so he can be closer to their daughter.

They split in 2016 after 18 months of marriage, and Rebecca went onto reveal she was dating the property manager in 2018. 

Sources told The Sun that Harry also brought along his close friend, competitive swimmer Michael, 26, to move into the house, and despite it seeming odd from the outside, they’ve been getting on well.

Impressive: The blonde beauty also revealed her kid has followed in her footsteps by taking up swimming, and recently revealed she's been missing the sport

Impressive: The blonde beauty also revealed her kid has followed in her footsteps by taking up swimming, and recently revealed she’s been missing the sport

They said: ‘Their arrangement is very amicable and they’re doing what’s best for Summer.

‘They still get on really well despite their split, so why not? And Harry’s friend Michael is close with the others too.

‘They’re all really enjoying each other’s company and, what with their shared interest in swimming, it was a no-brainer.’

Harry shared a glimpse of the new domestic set-up in a selfie with Rebecca, their daughter, Andrew and Michael last month, writing: ‘Couldn’t wish to be stuck at home with a better bunch of people, so glad my bestie had a birthday to remember.’

Michael – himself a competitive swimmer – also appeared on MTV’s The Bi Life in 2018. 

MailOnline has contacted representatives for Rebecca for comment at the time of publication.

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