EastEnders actress Lacey Turner has revealed she’s pregnant with her second child, after sadly suffering two miscarriages.
Lacey, who is now 16 weeks pregnant, welcomed her daughter Dusty last July with husband Matt Kay. She had previously suffered two miscarriages prior to having her daughter, both of which were at seven weeks.
Speaking to OK! magazine, Lacey explained: “We feel so lucky to be expecting our second baby, as it took so long to get Dusty.
“… After last time, we learned the best way was to have the attitude of ‘if it happens it happens’ – and then it did! It was a lovely surprise. It took so long with Dusty, but now they’re coming along like buses! After the heartbreak we went through, it’s a miracle to fall pregnant so quickly.”
Lacey, 32, explained it was a “huge relief” once she had passed the seven-week mark, explaining: “I still feel nervous but I think I always will. I got past seven weeks, then nine weeks, and so on. They’re all milestones. The 20-week mark is the point I feel like I can breathe a bit easier, as it’s the halfway point.”
Lacey’s EastEnders character, Stacey is returning to Albert Square this week after a year away.
The soap arrived back on our screens this month after filming was put on pause back in March due to coronavirus restrictions, only resuming in June.
Executive producer Jon Sen said: “From the moment we turned the lights out in The Queen Vic our ambition was to come back with a bang and this autumn certainly does that.
“As soon as Albert Square reawakens, the drama returns at a pace.
“Although working within social distancing guidelines has certainly given us some new challenges, I am incredibly proud of what everyone has achieved.”
Huge congratulations to Lacey, Matt and little Dusty!