Celebaby: Jessica Ennis-Hill Is Pregnant

16 January 2014

Olympic Gold medallist Jessica Ennis-Hill is expecting her first baby.

Sky News reports:

"Jessica Ennis-Hill has revealed she is expecting her first child and will miss the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow."

"The 27-year-old heptathlete said the news was "very unexpected" but exciting for her and her husband, Andy Hill, who she married in May."

Jessica said: "My plans for 2014 have been completely turned upside down, but having had a couple of weeks to think about things from a career point of view I am 100% set on returning to full time athletics once our baby is born and go for a second gold medal at the Rio Olympics in 2016 - that challenge really excites me. But in the short term I will make our baby a priority and enjoy the whole experience as much as possible."

The pregnancy means that Jessica will miss the Commonwealth Games.

Following the announcement, Jessica took to Twitter to thank her followers for their well-wishes, writing:

"We're overwhelmed with all the lovely messages! So thank you all so much! We couldn't be happier. It's a very exciting time."

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