Louisa Lytton looked radiant on Friday as she enjoyed a date night with fiancé Ben Bhanvra, admitting to fans that she was forced to wear her pretty patterned dress “front to back” to better accommodate her baby bump as ‘nothing fits’.
Louisa – who is expecting her first child with Ben – rocked her tummy in a radiant photo shared on Instagram and donned a floral crown as the couple in love took the weekend off attending a wedding show.
The EastEnders actress, 32, wrote in her caption that she and Ben should “arrange their wedding” and gushed about the fact that “date nights are back.”
Budding bump: Louisa Lytton, 32, enjoyed a date night with fiancé Ben Bhanvra on Friday, but had to wear her pretty patterned dress ‘front to back’ to accommodate her baby bump
She wrote in full: ‘Last night we went to a wedding show. . With a bump, not what we had planned but it made it even more special! I had nothing to put on, nothing fits so I wore a front to back dress to cover the bump and pinned it so I didn’t flash.
‘Ben ate sushi and drank, I ate rice and watched. We’ve seen our wedding band live, now we just need to figure out the wedding!
But at least we have the music, priorities right? Date nights are back and it feels so good.”
Louisa announced in March that she is expecting her first child with Ben.
Date night: The EastEnders actress wrote in her caption that she and Ben should ‘arrange their wedding’ and gushed about the fact that ‘date nights are back’
She shared the announcement on Instagram and revealed her baby bump in a heartwarming video.
It comes after the mother-to-be revealed that she called off her wedding to Ben.
Speak with OK! Magazine in May, Louisa shared how the couple had already had to cancel the ceremony twice due to the pandemic, so now they’re waiting for them to be “done.”
She said, “We’ve canceled the wedding altogether now. We decided to scrap the whole thing and start over with our plans.
Baby on board! Louisa revealed in March that she and her fiancé Ben (pictured with the actress) are expecting their first child together
“We’re going to have the baby and focus on that and then get married when we’re ready.
“We’d already postponed it twice and the wedding we were supposed to have is huge – we had almost 200 people.”
Louisa added that the past year has “put everything in perspective,” adding that there are bigger things going on in the world.
The actress said Ben is “really chill” about fatherhood, although he was shocked when she first told him she was pregnant.
Louisa was grateful that her fiancé could accompany her on both her 12- and 20-week scans and said she prays that both Ben and her mother will be allowed to join her in the delivery room when the baby is born.
The soap star previously shared how she found out she was pregnant the day after drinking tequila shots.
The actress played a Christmas Day game with family where people who had lost were given a chance.
Louisa said she was “severely ill” that night, which she normally doesn’t get after drinking alcohol, and took a pregnancy test on Boxing Day.
Called off: Louisa revealed in May that she called off her wedding to fiancé Ben in an interview
Louisa revealed that her co-stars Lacey Turner, who plays Stacey Slater, and James Bye, who plays Martin Fowler, were the first people on the EastEnders set she told she was ready to become a mother.
Lacey is a mother of two and has already given Louisa some advice on becoming a mother, while the actress says Lacey has “really helped me.”
It comes after Louisa admitted she’d had a rough first trimester, saying she’s “never been hungry” and complaining that she’s “got her baby off to a terrible start.”
Expectant mother: The EastEnders actress, who is expecting her first child in September, shared how she plans to focus on impending motherhood in the coming months
In addition to a montage of images of her fast food, the actress wrote the long caption explaining the magnitude of her desires and her emotional experiences.
She wrote: ‘First trimester. I’ve never felt so hungry. I think I ate an average of 56 Mc D’s and 74 pizzas a week every 5-10 minutes. I couldn’t stop. Poor Ben was going to make a whole roast dinner on Sunday…
“Then I’d be in line at a drive-thru 30 minutes later. And CHEESE, I carried cathedral cheese snacks in my pocket at work to eat behind a solid wall when no one was looking. The only way to describe it was a 24/7 7 days a week hangover…
“The only thing that would reduce the disease was salt and ketchup. Now I know I’m lucky I can eat food, I know some people just can’t?…
‘Now I know I’m lucky to be able to eat food, I know some people can’t? I felt so guilty, how could I give this baby such a terrible start.
“I’m on the other side now, and I wish I was a little more relaxed and didn’t cry with every serving of chips.”
Plans: Louisa told how the couple had already had to cancel the ceremony twice thanks to the pandemic, so now they’re waiting for them to be ‘done’