Michelle Heaton, the British television personality and former member of Liberty X, has announced she is expecting her first child with businessman husband Hugh Hanley. Heaton shared the good news with her 38,000 Twitter followers on Tuesday (19th July 2011) - her 32nd birthday.
Heaton, who began dating Hanley in 2008, tweeted, "Happy birthday/1st yr anniversary/ and mummy day to me! I can feel it doing press ups already! Lol! Best bday present ever! Xxx" The singer's announcement prompted a flurry of congratulatory messages, before Michelle added, "Thank u all so much for your kind messages... such an amazing time". Her husband Hugh later posted his own tweet, saying, "Happy birthday and anniversary to my beautiful wife and mother to be". Michelle, a close friend of reality star and model Katie Price, wed Hanley in the Bahamas last year. She was previously married to the pop star Andy Scott Lee, but the couple split after just 18 months.
Following the disbanding of Liberty X in 2007, Heaton has made the foray into television, and she appeared on the Irish version of The Apprentice in December 2009. After starring in a number of pantomimes and plays, she became a guest interviewer for Channel 5 programme OK! TV in February 2011.