Aston Merrygold Has Announced He Is Expecting His First Child With Girlfriend Sarah

The Strictly contestant has revealed some BIG news...

Former JLS star and Strictly Come Dancing contestant Aston Merrygold has announced that he is expecting his first baby with girlfriend Sarah Richards!

Taking to Instagram to post an adorable snap of himself and Sarah, Aston revealed: ‘On May 29th 2017 we found out that our lives were going to change forever! This secret has been so hard to keep, but I’m so excited to finally be able to share the news with everybody that me and my beautiful lady @sarahlourichards are going to be parents!!!!!! πŸ˜ƒβ€πŸŒπŸ˜

‘I’m NEVER speechless but words can’t describe how I feel.. All I know is there’s no feeling like it! Sar I promise to be the best daddy ever to our baby boy/girl. You are an amazing woman and going to be the greatest mum to our child! Thank you for continuously making me the happiest man ever! I love you❀’

Aston continued: ‘hurry up bump we can’t wait to meet you πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ #suprise #babybump #weaintfindingoutifitsaboyorgirl #notjustuncleastandauntysarahnow #blessed #halfofmehalfofyou #pinkorblue #2018baby #thisseatisreservedforourbaby #jan2018cantcomesoonenough [sic]’

Too adorable, right?

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And the singer’s girlfriend Sarah shared an equally as excited post, gushing about the news and her wonderful boyfriend: ‘We are having a baby πŸ˜ƒπŸ’ƒπŸΌπŸ•ΊπŸ½πŸ’™πŸ’— and there aren’t enough words to describe the feeling ❀️,’ Sarah wrote.

‘All I know is there is no other person in the world I would want to share this with and I promise to be the best mummy I can to our little bubba 😍 I love you I love you I love you @astonmerrygold to the moon and back (infinity times πŸ˜‰) and want to thank you for making me even happier than u already have, didn’t think that was possible! I can’t cope with what an amazing daddy you are goin to be, my heart is going to burst! Let the count down begin my baby πŸ˜¬πŸ™ŒπŸ½πŸ‘ΆπŸ½πŸΌπŸ’‘πŸŽ‰πŸΎπŸ’—πŸ’™β€οΈπŸŒŽ #baby #comingsoon #20weeksandcounting #somuchlove [sic]’


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The two parents-to-be were inundated with love and congratulations from fans, friends and followers.

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Fellow JLS member JB took to Instagram to congratulate his pal – who is the final member of the band to become a father: ‘Whaaaaaaaaat!! and then there were none! Im SOOOOOOOOO hyped on this news! it’s a full house – we’ve gone from boys to men & we’re welcoming news of a baby from the “baby” πŸ˜‚ @astonmerrygold @sarahlourichards you two are so very incredibly blessed with this news, Children are a gift from God and you are both most deserving!

‘You will be spectacular parents and I know that as you enter this incredible new phase in your lives the excitement and joy will continue to flow! Praying for a healthy pregnancy & safe birth. Can’t wait to welcome the newest number to the JLS family πŸ’› my guess: πŸ’™ #justsaying #Saston πŸ‘ΆπŸ½ #newarrival 😍x [sic]’ JB continued.

One fan of the couple posted: ‘Aaaaahhhhhhh this is amazing I’m so so so so so so so happy for you two your gonna be such amazing parents [sic]’ while another similarly wished the pair their best: ‘Congratulations aston and Sarah u both are going to be great parents im so happy for u ❀❀😁😁 [sic]’

We’re so excited for Aston and Sarah… Congrats, you two!