Alex Reid and fiancée Nikki Manashe reveal genders of twin babies after IVF battle
Alex Reid and his fiancée Nikki Manashe are expecting twin boys.
The happy couple are set to welcome twins this year, and have now discovered that they’re having two sons.
Alex, 47, and Nikki, 36, already share almost-two year old daughter Anastasia together, who played a cute part in the announcement of her siblings’ genders.
In a video filmed by the pair, Alex could be seen opening a large box with his young daughter as lots of blue balloons sprung out.
The excited twin-parents-to-be also shared an adorable photo of Anastasia sitting in between two cots with two sets of onesies laid out in front of her and two sets of balloons reading ‘It’s a boy’.
While they’re having two boys, Alex and Nikki have already been informed that their babies will be non-identical.
The heartwarming video was shared with Mail Online.
Alex and Nikki’s baby joy comes after a gruelling seven-year fertility battle before welcoming their daughter in 2021.
With Nikki having once been told that she probably wouldn’t be able to have children, it’s safe to say she and husband-to-be Alex were shocked to discover they were expecting twins.
Nikki told Mail Online at the time of their pregnancy announcement in January: “We were just absolutely shocked to be honest. I know people will say ‘well how can you be shocked because you had embryos put in?’ but Anastasia was a twin as well and we lost her twin really early on in pregnancy.”
While she said everything was “going so perfectly” at the time, she suffered a pregnancy scare in February when her waters broke at just 18 weeks.
Updating fans at the time, Alex explained in a video: “I'm currently sitting in hospital, where my mrs has finally got to sleep, she's been up for more than 24 hours. We rushed her in last night after I was downstairs and I heard a scream.
"I did my best to get upstairs as fast as possible, which took some time because of my hips. I came upstairs and I saw blood everywhere. My mrs is 18 weeks pregnant and she actually told me to calm down which was unusual."
Nikki was later told that she has a "low lying placenta," which had been causing issues for the twins.
While there were concerns that Nikki would go into early labour, several weeks on from the scary ordeal, the mum-to-be appears to have recovered well.
In a recent update, Nikki told fans that one of the twins is currently 2.11lb, while the other is 3.2lb.
“Here’s your Tuesday update….” she penned earlier this week as she marked 29 weeks pregnant.
“We are growing and now I’m the size of a full term pregnancy if I was carrying a singleton! Twin one is 2.11 pounds and twin two is 3.2 pounds!
“Still in huge shock that I’m going to be taking these babies home and all is ok. Miracles really do happen.”
Mums expecting twins typically have their babies delivered around 36 weeks, meaning Nikki’s due date might be late June or early July.
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