Wed 23 Apr 4:00 pm
Ritchie Neville could smell that his girlfriend Natasha Hamilton was pregnant.
The 5ive singer and the Atomic Kitten star - who fell in love after appearing on ITV2 show 'The Big Reunion' last year - are expecting their first child together and before they knew Natasha was expecting, Ritchie sensed she was carrying a baby.
During a joint interview on ITV show 'Lorraine' this morning (23.04.14), he said: ''I've got a little theory because I leant in [to kiss her] and I said, 'Have you used any baby lotion or something?' And she said, 'No why would I use that?' I said, 'Just in here [your neck] you smell like newborn babies.' She looked at me and I looked at her and said, 'You're not are you, you couldn't be [pregnant]?' It turned out she was.''
Natasha has described her pregnancy as a ''miracle'' because she had numerous health issues which were affecting her ovaries in 2013 which could have resulted in her becoming infertile.
The 'Whole Again' hitmaker - who is already a mother to three sons, Alfie, Harry and Josh - revealed: ''I had a lot of health issues last year with my ovaries and ended up in hospital. I was really poorly, I had a ruptured cyst and lots of pain and complications so the doctor spoke to me and said I may have to have my ovaries removed at some point which was quite a shock. In my head, I thought maybe that's why I had children young because in later life I was going to have health issues so it was just not on the radar, we weren't planning a baby and then when Rich was in Austria in January we had a little cuddle and...''
The baby will be Ritchie's first child and he insists his whole outlook on life has changed since he found out he is going to be a father.
He said: ''It definitely is a life changer, even just on perspectives on the world and stuff, the world's a different place all of a sudden.''