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Comedian Katherine Ryan reveals she is pregnant with her second child

Written by on 28 May 2021

Comedian Katherine Ryan has revealed she is expecting her second child.

The Canadian comedian made the announcement during a live recording of her podcast Telling Everybody Everything in London on Thursday night.

It’s her first child with husband Bobby Kootstra, who she married in 2019 in a civil ceremony.

Speaking at the podcast recording, Ryan said she was keeping her due date a secret in an effort to stop questions about her bump and avoid comparisons with other mums-to-be.

Her 11-year-old daughter reportedly jumped on stage to express her excitement at being a big sister too.

After Ryan herself shared the news on stage, Kootstra shared a photo of his wife’s baby bump on his Instagram account, adding the caption: “Bringing new life.”

Ryan had previously revealed her baby bump during a recent live recording of ITV2 show Celebrity Juice, but never addressed it.

Earlier this year, she revealed that she suffered a miscarriage in 2020.

Speaking to the Daily Mirror, she said: “That conversation is evolving and I’m so glad to see it evolving. Ultimately it’s for the best and it will help a lot of people, especially when they’re still going to scans alone.

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“When you’re pregnant for the first time – I would hate to burst women’s bubble, to take that naivety away from them – it can be so joyful.

“At 25 years old with my daughter I hadn’t considered anything bad might happen to me, I went through my pregnancy ‘lalala’ and that’s a wonderful feeling.

“But once you experience a loss like that I don’t think you ever feel the same way with a pregnancy.”