Katherine Ryan announces she's pregnant with third child

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Katherine Ryan is pregnant with her third child, the star revealed on an episode of her podcast. (Karwai Tang/WireImage)
Katherine Ryan is pregnant with her third child, the star revealed on an episode of her podcast. (Karwai Tang/WireImage)

Stand-up comedian Katherine Ryan has announced that she is expecting her third child.

The 39-year-old star gave birth to son Fred in June 2021 after rekindling her relationship with childhood sweetheart Bobby Kootstra and the couple are now preparing for another new arrival.

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Ryan revealed on her podcast Telling Everybody Everything that she was still breastfeeding Fred when she found out she was pregnant again.

"One day I'm walking around and I feel, you know, damp. And I felt a little more attractive than usual. I thought, well, let's wait and see, let's track all the things," she said.

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Ryan added: "I thought maybe I'm getting my period. And I didn't expect to get a period this month as I could because these things have to even themselves out after your first period when you're breastfeeding.

"Soon after, days later I had a positive pregnancy test."

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Ryan explained that she would not be revealing her due date or how long she had been pregnant, but said she and Kootstra had decided to try again soon after Fred was born.

She said: "I thought 'we've got to get the kids out of the way'. You never know how long you're gonna have and I love my kids. I just thought: 'Well, let's go for it'."

Katherine Ryan and Bobby Kootstra entered into a civil partnership in 2019. (Getty)
Katherine Ryan and Bobby Kootstra entered into a civil partnership in 2019. (Getty)

As well as her son with Kootstra, Ryan has a 13-year-old daughter named Violet from a previous relationship.

The star reconnected with Kootstra when she travelled back to her hometown in Canada as part of the filming process for Who Do You Think You Are?, exploring her family history.

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Ryan recently launched her Prime Video fly-on-the-wall series Backstage With Katherine Ryan, in which she lifts the lid on the atmosphere behind the scenes at a comedy show.

She is also set to join forces with Joe Wilkinson for Channel 4 series Bargain Holidays, which follows the duo as they try to track down the best cheap getaways.

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