Aston Merrygold and Sarah Lou Richards say her pregnancy was a "pleasant surprise".

Aston Merrygold and Sarah Lou Richards

Aston Merrygold and Sarah Lou Richards

The JLS star revealed on Sunday (15.12.19) that his fiancée Sarah Lou is expecting the couple's second child.

He wrote on Instagram: "So we've got something to tell you and the only way to do it is ... 3 just became 4 ... (I really am the luckiest man alive!!!!!!!!) love from the Merrygold family (sic)."

And in an interview with OK! magazine, Sarah said: "It was a very pleasant surprise. I felt different for a week, and Aston was away filming. He came back at the end of the week it was a very clear, definite yes."

Aston added: "We did two, just to be sure."

Sarah, 35, admitted that she wasn't expecting to get pregnant, explaining: "I was quite shocked and it took me a minute to get my head around it because I just wasn't expecting it."

Aston was more relaxed about the news, suggesting that it was "cool".

The 31-year-old said: "Sarah was quite emotional. I was cool. I was just like, cool, alright two!"

The couple already have one child, 23-month-old Grayson Jax, and Sarah admits that their second child has put their wedding on hold, despite the couple getting engaged in December 2017.

She said: "Aston is still up for doing it a couple of months after I give birth. I am ambitious, so let's see. It just depends on this pregnancy. Grayson was very good to me. I was lucky."

Aston admitted that he little interest in marriage before meeting Sarah.

He explained: "I had always said that I was never really interested in marriage and kids. Before meeting Sarah, I just wasn't that bothered. But our relationship built and I thought, 'Yeah, this is the forever one'.

"I was always happy with one kid, but at the same time, I can still carry two, so it's perfect."

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