Girls Aloud star Nadine Coyle has confirmed that American footballer Jason Bell – whom she’s had an on-off relationship with – is her baby’s father. And she admits she was shocked to find out she is pregnant.
She’s been speaking to Hello! magazine about her surprise that the press were speculating about the baby’s father. “When I said I was pregnant,” she says, “I thought, ‘Why’s everyone wondering who it is? Then I remembered, ‘Oh yes, that’s right. I do stuff on TV and people are confused. So this clears it up!’”
She also talks about her Girls Aloud bandmates and how she didn’t think she’d be first to have a baby. “I think I was the least likely to be the first to have a baby,” she says. “It would always come up. A couple of the other girls had wanted babies for a long time but I said no way… All this was definitely a shock, but I was really, really happy.”
Nadine also says she hopes that Girls Aloud might do another reunion tour one day. “I didn’t want it to end – but the sequins, the wings and a bump wouldn’t have been a good look. I loved the reunion and, hopefully, one day we will get back together to do something else.”
Nadine and Jason started dating in 2008 and announced their engagement in September 2010 but split a year later. She announced her pregnancy in August with a photograph of herself looking surprised with the caption: “I’m having a baby!”