She’s preparing to welcome her ‘miracle’ first child into the world this October.
And baby fever was in the air for pregnant Hayley Tamaddon as she attended her soap pal Brooke Vincent’s shower at Rosso restaurant in Manchester on Sunday.
The actress, 42, was glowing as she showed off her blossoming bump in a black jumpsuit with pink edging and floral patterns on the bust.
Oh baby! Baby fever was in the air for pregnant Hayley Tamaddon as she attended her soap pal Brooke Vincent’s shower at Rosso restaurant in Manchester on Sunday
The former Coronation Street star added height to her frame in nude and neon pink wedges, while carrying a denim jacket in case of a change in the weather.
The mother-to-be toted a red leather satchel bag on her shoulder and accessorised with silver hoop earrings as she joined a whole host of soap favourites at the celebratory bash.
Hayley wore her raven locks straight and opted for minimal make-up to display her naturally glowing complexion.
The actress appeared in good spirits as she left the party alongside Coronation Street’s Katie McGlynn, 26.
Bumping along: The actress, 42, was glowing as she showed off her blossoming bump in a black jumpsuit with pink edging and floral patterns on the bust
Also in attendance at Brooke’s baby shower were a whole host of Corrie stars past and present, including Catherine Tyldesley, 35, Jennie McAlpine, 35, Michelle Keegan, 32, and Sacha Parkinson, 27.
Ex-Weatherfield actor Ryan Thomas, 35, was also there with his fiancée, former TOWIE star Lucy Mecklenburgh, 27, and his daughter Scarlett, 10.
Writing on her Twitter page after the bash, Hayley said she loved catching up with her former co-stars and talking ‘all things baby’ with mothers Jennie and Catherine.
She wrote: ‘Had such a gorgeous day @BrookeLVincent baby shower.. I got to sit with my Corrie mates who I really miss, and have a good old catch up.
‘Thanks @KatiexMcGlynn for driving me and for the chats! And so lovely to talk all things baby with @jenniemcalpine and @Cath_Tyldesley.’
Brooke, 27, is expecting her first child with Sheffield United footballer boyfriend Kean Bryan, 22.
Girls’ day out: The former soap star added height to her frame in nude and neon pink wedges, while posing with Coronation Street’s Katie McGlynn, 26
‘A good old catch up’: Writing on her Twitter page after the bash, Hayley said she loved catching up with her former co-stars and talking ‘all things baby’ with Jennie and Catherine
Hayley announced her ‘miracle’ first pregnancy in April and revealed she took 18 tests because she was so shocked after previously being told she couldn’t have children.
She told Closer magazine: ‘I must have taken 18 tests – 10 after my first one and then one each day throughout the week. I spent a fortune as we couldn’t believe it.
‘When Adrian and I started dating, I warned him I might not be able to have children. Now I truly believe the reason it never happened in the past is because I was meant to be with him all along. I’m a huge believer in fate, and everything has just clicked.’
Admitting she feels ‘so maternal’, the stage actress said she is learning to embrace the changes pregnancy has brought to her body.
She said: ‘I’ve had no morning sickness my boobs have tripled in size. I’ve got stretch-marks and dimples on my bottom and I love it.’
Parents to be! The former Coronation Street star is expecting her first child with fiancé Adrian (pictured in May), who proposed three weeks after their pregnancy announcement
Hayley also made the heartbreaking admission that she had endured a miscarriage before falling pregnant with her son, and insisted she tried to maintain a positive outlook on her journey during the difficult time.
The soap star has kept her relationship with fiancé Adrian largely out of the spotlight, meaning the news came as a huge surprise to many fans.
Three weeks after announcing their pregnancy, Hayley revealed Adrian had proposed while the couple were on holiday in Greece.
The actress accidentally revealed the gender of her baby during an appearance on Lorraine in May.
Hayley said: ‘It is the most unexpected news but the best news for me. I’m 42 for starters, you get to 40 and you think, that’s it.’
Mother-to-be: Admitting she feels ‘so maternal’, the stage actress said she is learning to embrace the changes pregnancy has brought to her body
Letting slip the gender of the baby, she added: ‘I will bring him, … or her. Eek…to meet you, I think I might have just told you what it is!”
The star also discussed her tough journey to motherhood, and admitted she had given up on ever having children before her whirlwind romance with Adrian.
She said: ‘I got to 42 thinking it would never happen. I have had ovarian cysts, but you add everything up and it took my mum seven years to have me in the 70s. I was classed as a miracle baby.
‘I thought I will throw myself into work, and I found myself single and 40 thinking that time is gone, people would ask how I was and if I was okay with that and I would say I was career minded but then I met Adrian.
‘We took our relationship very slowly to begin with, and we talked about having kids but I said that I might not be able to have them but he said, “That’s okay we can adopt”‘
Glowing: Hayley took 18 pregnancy tests because she was so shocked after previously being told she couldn’t have children