Ore Oduba’s pregnant wife Portia shows off her belly in a purple dress purple

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Last month they announced that they are expecting their second child.

And Ore Oduba and his wife Portia beamed with happiness as they made their first public appearance on Thursday night since their baby news at the British Ballet Charity Gala at London’s Royal Albert Hall.

The Strictly star, 35, cut a neat figure in a black suit and bow tie, while Portia, 32, dressed her maternity curves in a purple form-fitting dress.

Expected: Ore Oduba and wife Portia beamed with happiness as they appeared in public for the first time since their baby news at the British Ballet Charity Gala on Thursday

The midi dress had a halterneck neckline and emphasized her blooming belly.

Portia cut a glamorous figure as she teamed the look with nude pink sandals and wore her blonde locks in soft curls.

The couple took an evening off from their parenting duties to mingle with the likes of Emma Weymouth and Darcey Bussell.

Baby joy: The Strictly star, 35, cut a neat figure in a black suit and bow tie, while Portia, 32, dressed her maternity curves in a purple form-fitting dress

Baby joy: The Strictly star, 35, cut a neat figure in a black suit and bow tie, while Portia, 32, dressed her maternity curves in a purple form-fitting dress

The British Ballet Charity Gala, held at the Royal Albert Hall with hosts Darcey and Ore, promises a ‘one of a kind ballet evening’.

The event will see dancers from all eight of Britain’s leading ballet companies, including Ballet Black, Birmingham Royal Ballet and English National Ballet, perform on the same stage for the very first time, accompanied by Royal Ballet Sinfonia.

The British Ballet Charity Gala aims to raise both awareness and funds for the ballet industry.

Night out: The couple took a night off from parenting duties to mingle with Emma Weymouth and Darcey Bussell

Night out: The couple took a night off from parenting duties to mingle with Emma Weymouth and Darcey Bussell

Ore and Portia announced their news in an interview with Hey! magazine from his home in London, on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of their first date.

He said: ‘We are excited. I never thought I would find the person I wanted to spend the rest of my life with, so when I think 10 years after our first date we have an amazing little boy and another baby on the way, I get quite emotional. This is the life I’ve always dreamed of.’

Oduba revealed that the child’s due date is in October, adding: “The past year has been the biggest test of our entire relationship.

“I thought I’d be terrified (to have a second child), but after this year I’m like, bring it on.”

Fun: The British Ballet Charity Gala, held at the Royal Albert Hall with host Darcey and Ore, promises a 'one of a kind ballet evening' (pictured with Angus Forbes)

Fun: The British Ballet Charity Gala, held at the Royal Albert Hall with host Darcey and Ore, promises a ‘one of a kind ballet evening’ (pictured with Angus Forbes)

This comes as Ore recently shared how parenting in lockdown had put his marriage to wife Portia to the test.

The couple, who have been together for almost ten years, welcomed their son Roman in 2018.

And recently in an interview on Good Morning Britain, Ore said the past 12 months have been particularly “challenging” and that he and Portia need to “remember we love each other”.

Hostess Kate Garraway told the host, who appeared on GMB to talk about starring in the Rocky Horror Show: “It’s not easy when you go from 2 to 3 and become a family.”

Ore replied, “Yeah, he came over and messed up all our plans, that’s what kids do.

My wife and I will be together for ten years next month and we have never done anything more challenging than in the past twelve months. There were tears, tantrums.

Roman has improved our world more than we could have dreamed, but there are times when we need to remember that we love each other and why he is here. He was our guardian angel in lockdown, but he was also the cause of some minor issues.

‘It’s just finding time for each other. Every household is different. Communication is key. We don’t go to bed arguing.’

The Strictly star continued: ‘I’m someone who thrives on routine. When we didn’t have that, I found it quite difficult to get some sort of structure.

“Spending more time together made us appreciate what the other person is doing more.”

Family: The couple welcomed their son Roman, three, in 2018

Family: The couple welcomed their son Roman, three, in 2018

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