Ashley James has excitedly revealed that she’s expecting her first child with her boyfriend Tom Andrews.
The famous DJ, 33, announced the news on her Instagram on Sunday evening, sharing a snapshot of herself with her handsome boyfriend in France.
Captioning the image, which showed that she was holding her baby bump in the crib, she wrote: ‘I am more than excited / nervous to finally be able to share our incredibly happy news with you – especially considering that I am am open book that HATE keeping secrets. ‘
She then shared a link to her interview and photo shoot with Hello !, in which she spoke in detail about her happy news and revealed that her due date is January.
The star recently shared a rare insight into her relationship with her eight-month boyfriend – that the COVID-19 block had been ‘a blessing’ to them.
In conversation with MailOnline, the DJ who prefers to keep her new romance as private as possible revealed that the couple decided to isolate themselves during the pandemic and are now moving in together for good.
“We’d already been at my house together,” Ashley said. “I had been unwell for about a week or so before the closure was imposed and then it happened, so we thought” should we live here together? “
“We didn’t know how long the lockdown would last, but it looked like we’d be fighting for a few months.”
Ashley has been single for six years, influencing empowerment and self-love as an influencer. And she admits that her independence meant that lockdown was initially a struggle.
“We are both independent people, so it was difficult at first,” she said. “We had our teething troubles. I was independent and single for many years. But this is really our intention.
“Then he will live well again. So it was actually a blessing – it forced us to realize that we were well before each other. ‘
See the positives: Ashley James shared a rare insight into her relationship with her eight-month boyfriend – that the British COVID-19 block was ‘a blessing’ to them
Reaping the Rewards: In conversation with MailOnline, the 33-year-old DJ, who prefers to keep her new romance as private as possible, revealed that the couple decided to isolate together during the pandemic and are now moving in together for good
Ashley admits that the pair have learned how to coexist as independent people but are getting closer as a result.
“We respected each other’s space and, when closed, we got to know each other’s families through Zoom calls,” she said.
Ashley appeared on Celebrity Big Brother three years ago and compares her experience to the house, only ‘with a health problem, internet access and no Ann Widdecombe.’
Ashley experienced her own concerns amid COVID-19, with her 92-year-old grandmother at high risk for her age and her past battle with cancer.
Going strong: Ashley admits that the pair have learned how to co-exist as independent people, but getting closer as a result
Outing: Ashley and her boyfriend are currently in France and are staying with his parents
Thanks to this, Ashley is more than happy to work with Evian to offer KET workers VIP tickets to Wimbledon 2021 during the health crisis.
“It’s a great campaign. COVID has helped all of us gain a new appreciation for our key employees and this allows us to celebrate their dedication, ”she explained. “This allows them to come to the Evian room, drink champagne, strawberries and delicious food, and enjoy the tennis court.
“It is also a way to give us hope and look forward to next year. With everything canceled this year, next year will get bigger and better. I feel like I’m good at looking on the bright side and I’ve tried that in these test times.
“This year we realized that we don’t take anything for granted. COVID has proven that everything can be taken from us at any time. It is frightening but also humble. ‘
Ashley has revealed that many of her followers are doctors and nurses and contacted her during the pandemic.
Defending body confidence, Ashley took to Instagram this week to post a candid photo of her in her underwear saying, ‘The best thing I did in lockdown was buy bigger clothes and not worry about sizing ‘
Elaborating on this, she told us, “It is sad that life can pass some people because they are fixed on the body image. But we are all normal and we are all victims of unrealistic beauty standards’
“These people were on the front lines, but they were still worried about things like their weight and their love life. They’ve messaged me because they feel overwhelmed with concerns about when all this will end. They are concerned about whether they will ever date again – concerned about work becoming their whole lives.
‘I am all in favor of single positivity. It breaks my heart when people press themselves to be in a relationship. That can lead to them having a wrong relationship. ‘
Defending body confidence, Ashley took to Instagram this week to post a candid photo of her in her underwear saying, ‘The best thing I did in lockdown was buy bigger clothes and not worry about sizing .
“Hands up if you’re obsessed with the number on some scales, or the size of your clothes? The most liberating thing to do is to throw out your scales and no longer care about a dress size! ‘
Elaborating on this, she told us, “It is sad that life can pass some people because they are fixed on the body image. But we are all normal and we are all victims of unrealistic beauty standards.
Ashley said, “I think influencers and celebrities should show their true selves on social media. I was unsure when I was a lingerie model – and you would think that if lingerie models are insecure, what hope is there? ‘
“I think influencers and celebrities should show up on social media. I was unsure when I was a lingerie model – and you would think that if lingerie models are insecure, what hope is there?
“I’m also a performance coach and I like to help people find perspective – don’t worry about the number on the scale. When lockdown occurred I bought bigger training pants and made sure I still got exercise by walking the dog.
“It is absolutely unrealistic to expect everyone to be running or exercising these days. And I like that I can do my bit to help people.
“I recently heard something that made a lot of sense: While we’re all in the same storm, we’re all in different boats!”
Ashley James teams up with Evian to give key workers the chance to win tickets to The Championships, Wimbledon 2021. As a long-standing sponsor, Evian dedicates a day of hospitality to key workers to thank them for their tireless work during the corona virus relief work. Visit the Evian Instagram page to nominate a key employee to win tickets.