The star announced the happy news on Instagram on Thursday (02Mar17) and showed off a picture of her baby bump on the cover of Gioia magazine.

"I'm happy to share with you my long-awaited joy: the gift of a child," she wrote. "It's a real miracle. This cover and this interview with the magazine 'Gioia' represent my daily life filled with love, family and simplicity."

"A year ago I was on that stage (at the Sanremo Festival) you love so much and where you made me feel loved," she added. "I had to come back (to Italy) to share this special and desired moment. Maternity is a gift I wish every woman could experience."

It is unclear when the 28-year-old is due, but it will be the first child for her and boyfriend Matei Stratan.

Ghenea was previously linked to actors Gerard Butler and Michael Fassbender.