Natalie Cassidy pregnant

Natalie Cassidy pregnant

Natalie Cassidy is pregnant.

The 'EastEnders' actress - who plays Sonia Fowler in the BBC soap - took to Twitter to reveal that she and fiancé Marc Humphreys are expecting a baby together this year.

She wrote: "Evening all... Time to let everybody know that @cameramarc and I are having a baby in the summer. The three musketeers become four (sic)."

Natalie, 32, already has a daughter Eliza, five, with her former fiancé Adam Cottrell.

The actress and cameraman Marc got engaged in October after he got down on one knee to celebrate their first anniversary.

A source said: "Family and friends are thrilled for Natalie and have been buying gifts for them to celebrate."

And a spokeswoman for 'EastEnders' added: "She is really happy."

Meanwhile, Natalie previously opened up about her brief reconciliation with abusive ex Adam, admitting she tried to make it work for the sake of Eliza.

She shared at the time: "It was my decision. I'm really glad I gave it another chance.

"When kids are involved you almost have to. I can always say to Eliza, 'Mummy tried, but it didn't work out.'"

The pair had an on and off relationship from 2010 onwards and got engaged soon after they started dating.

He was then charged with assaulting her, and after admitting his error, he received 120 hours of community service.

In one attack, he hit her with a slipper and smeared mascara over her and in the other attack, he ripped her clothes when he grabbed her.