Lee Latchford-Evans and his wife Kerry-Lucy Taylor have told of their joy at expecting a baby after a heartbreaking miscarriage.
The couple, who married in 2012, recently revealed Kerry-Lucy is pregnant with their first child, a baby boy, later this year.
Appearing on Thursday’s Loose Women, Kerry-Lucy, 36, admitted she had to do three pregnancy tests before she could convince her husband, 46, it was positive.
Exciting: Lee Latchford-Evans and his wife Kerry-Lucy Taylor have told of their joy at expecting a baby after a miscarriage
She said: ‘I had to do three tests to convince Lee it was positive. The first was a faint line. I told him I think I’m pregnant and he said no. I got another one and the line was thick but he didn’t believe it.’
Lee added: ‘I didn’t believe it so the next day Kerry did a digital test so I couldn’t argue with that one. So far, it’s all going well.
‘We were on Loose Women when Kerry was pregnant and I just wanted to tell everyone!’
Lee also discussed telling his Steps bandmates Claire Richards, Ian ‘H’ Watkins, Faye Tozer and Lisa Scott Lee.
Overjoyed: The couple, who married in 2012, recently revealed they are expecting their first child, a baby boy, later this year
He recalled: ‘It was wonderful telling them. We were on Zoom playing the year ahead and I told them I was going to be busy and put the scan up.
‘They were crying with tears of joy. There was so much going on – I filmed it to show to Kelly.’
Lee currently has his hands full promoting Steps’ latest album What The Future Holds, with Kerry-Lucy admitting it will be ‘really difficult’ when the band’s tour begins.
Shocked: Appearing on Thursday’s Loose Women, Kerry-Lucy admitted she had to do three pregnancy tests before she could convince her husband it was positive
She explained: ‘He’ll only be a couple of months old so it’ll be really difficult. I’m going to love being on tour as much as I’m going to hate being away when it happens.
Discussing their miscarriage as well as both of them losing a parent, Kerry-Lucy added: ‘The last years have been tough, I lost my mum and he lost his dad and also a pet. We had four months of hell.
Lee added: ‘It’s been tough but it’s brought us closer together.’
Asked if they had any names picked out yet, the singer played coy and said: ‘We do have some names but it’s a top secret.’
Lee said: ‘I didn’t believe it so the next day Kelly did a digital test so I couldn’t argue with that one. So far, it’s all going well’
The couple went through unimaginable heartache three years ago which saw Lee’s father die and Kerry-Lucy’s mum passing away before they then lost their baby – all in the space of four months.
Discussing how they then felt amid other people’s baby joy, Lee recently explained to OK! magazine: ‘We’ve wanted a baby for so long. We did start thinking, “Why isn’t this working for us? What’s wrong with us?” You doubt each other slightly, but luckily we have a very strong relationship.
‘We went through a time where all of our friends were pregnant and people were always walking past us with prams and I guess we hated that and had a bit of resentment towards them, which I know we shouldn’t but it was difficult and frustrating.’
The Deeper Shade Of Blue singer told how although he was always ‘quite positive’ in life, he found it difficult to do so amid their tragic time as they’d gone through ‘so much’.
Tough time: Lee recently admitted that he and Kerry-Lucy felt ‘a bit of resentment’ for their friends with who were pregnant or had had babies following their miscarriage in 2018
He added that he also found it hard doing TV interviews with Steps where they were asked about their children as he recalled: ‘I had to live with that’.
Lee is the only Steps star not yet to welcome a child, with the others already parents.
Kerry-Lucy also opened up about losing her mum and child so close to each other, noting that the whole period was ‘a complete blur’ and found it ‘hard to believe’ that all that tragedy had happened to them.
However, the pair, who’ve been together since 2007, are looking forward and can’t wait to welcome their baby boy this summer – especially after Kerry-Lucy had been ‘convinced’ she was having a girl.
Trying time: ‘We’ve wanted a baby for so long. We did start thinking, “Why isn’t this working for us? What’s wrong with us?” (pictured in 2017)
On learning she was expecting a boy, Kerry-Lucy explained: ‘We went to this lovely place for a private scan as I wanted Lee to be there. If it’s a boy the room goes blue – or pink for a girl. When the room turned blue it was strange. I wasn’t disappointed or upset, I was actually genuinely really happy, it was a lovely surprise.’
Lee found fame in Steps in 1997 alongside his bandmates, releasing six studio albums.
H is dad to five-year-old twins Macsen and Cybi, who were born via a surrogate in March 2016.
Claire is mother to son Charlie, 13, and 11-year-old Daisy. Lisa is mother to Jaden, 13, and Star, 11, while Faye is mum to 12-year-old Benjamin.
Exciting news: The singer told his bandmates over Zoom recently, adding that he’ll be busy in August