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Jennifer Hawkins announces she’s expecting her first child

Jennifer Hawkins is expecting her first child, a baby girl, with husband-of-five-years Jake Wall.

The 35-year-old announced the happy news in an Instagram post on Friday. 

A photo saw the model proudly showing off her baby bump, as she posed alongside her builder beau at their Newport mansion in Sydney. 

'Can't wait to meet her': Jennifer Hawkins, 35, announced to Instagram on Friday that she's expecting her first child with husband Jake Wall

‘Can’t wait to meet her’: Jennifer Hawkins, 35, announced to Instagram on Friday that she’s expecting her first child with husband Jake Wall

‘I’m sooo happy to share with you some exciting news! Jake and I are expecting a baby girl!!! We can’t wait to meet her!’ Jennifer began her post.

‘Thank you to our beautiful family and friends for their love and support and, most importantly, to my hubby Jake – I can’t wait to see you as a Daddy!’ she continued. 

The caption ran alongside a stunning photo of the couple posing in front of a sandstone wall at their Sydney mansion.

Parents to be: Jennifer gushed in the post's caption that she 'can't wait' to see Jake, 36, as a father. Pictured in August 2013

Parents to be: Jennifer gushed in the post’s caption that she ‘can’t wait’ to see Jake, 36, as a father. Pictured in August 2013

Jennifer revealed her burgeoning baby bump in a black crop top and workout pants.

Her blonde locks fell predominately to one side, and she could not wipe the smile off her face.

Jake, 36, dressed in a black slim-fit top and pants, embraced his stunning wife, placing one hand affectionately on her thigh. 

Love story: The retired Myer ambassador wed Jake in a lavish Bali ceremony in 2013, after eight years of dating. Pictured in November 2017

Love story: The retired Myer ambassador wed Jake in a lavish Bali ceremony in 2013, after eight years of dating. Pictured in November 2017

Many of the couple’s celebrity friends congratulated the happy couple in the comments section, including Rebecca Judd, Jesinta Franklin and Kyly Clarke.

‘Yippee – congratulations beautiful girl. You’ll be an amazing mum. Can’t wait to see you in your new role,’ Rebecca wrote. 

‘Congratulations beautiful,’ gushed model and WAG Jesinta Franklin. ‘Amazing news.’ 

'Can't wait to see you in your new role': Many of the couple's celebrity friends congratulated the happy couple in the comments section, including AFL WAG Rebecca Judd

‘Can’t wait to see you in your new role’: Many of the couple’s celebrity friends congratulated the happy couple in the comments section, including AFL WAG Rebecca Judd

Well wishes: 'Congratulations beautiful,' gushed model and WAG Jesinta Franklin. 'Amazing news'

Well wishes: ‘Congratulations beautiful,’ gushed model and WAG Jesinta Franklin. ‘Amazing news’

Sweet sentiment: 'Hope the pregnancy is treating you well,' cricket WAG Kyly Clarke also posted

Sweet sentiment: ‘Hope the pregnancy is treating you well,’ cricket WAG Kyly Clarke also posted 

New chapter: Jennifer, who retired as Myer ambassador in September last year, cited her desire to start a family as one of the reasons for her departure. Pictured on the Myer runway in August 2013

New chapter: Jennifer, who retired as Myer ambassador in September last year, cited her desire to start a family as one of the reasons for her departure. Pictured on the Myer runway in August 2013

Megan Gale also chimed in, writing: ‘Just the most beautiful news!!! Congratulations guys!’ 

Jake also shared the same photo to his Instagram page, and told his 82,600 followers: ‘I’m going to be a dad! Can’t wait to meet our little girl!’

Jennifer expressed her desire to start a family in September last year, citing parenthood as one of the reasons from her departure from retail giant Myer.

Pageant queen: At the time, the former Miss Universe Australia, had been the department store's ambassador for an incredible 12 years. Pictured during the Miss Universe crowning in 2004

Pageant queen: At the time, the former Miss Universe Australia, had been the department store’s ambassador for an incredible 12 years. Pictured during the Miss Universe crowning in 2004 

Moving on: Speaking at her final runway show for the retailer in Melbourne, she told the Herald Sun: 'I'd love to have a family, it's taking the time to look ahead.' Pictured in November last year

Moving on: Speaking at her final runway show for the retailer in Melbourne, she told the Herald Sun: ‘I’d love to have a family, it’s taking the time to look ahead.’ Pictured in November last year

At the time, the former Miss Universe Australia, had been the department store’s ambassador for an incredible 12 years.     

Speaking at her final runway show for the retailer in Melbourne, she told the Herald Sun: ‘I’d love to have a family, it’s taking the time to look ahead. I want to have the time to be able to do that.’

Jennifer wed Jake in a lavish Bali ceremony in 2013, after eight years of dating.  

Power couple: The couple have grown a multi-million dollar brand, J Group Constructions

Power couple: The couple have grown a multi-million dollar brand, J Group Constructions 

The power couple have gone on to mix business with pleasure, launching their own tequila line and working on their property development company, J Group Projects.  

Jennifer and Jake currently reside in their mega-mansion in Newport, an exclusive suburb in Sydney’s Northern Beaches, which was built on a plot of land bought for $4 million by the couple in 2014.

Their love nest – which sprawls over four levels – features an indoor elevator, home theatre and private gym. 

Family home: Jennifer and Jake currently reside in their mega-mansion in Newport, an exclusive suburb in Sydney's Northern Beaches

Family home: Jennifer and Jake currently reside in their mega-mansion in Newport, an exclusive suburb in Sydney’s Northern Beaches

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