TOWIE star Frankie Essex shows off growing bump as she prepares to give birth to twins
Pregnant Frankie Essex has showed off her growing bump to her followers as she prepares for the arrival of her twins.
The former TOWIE star announced that she was expecting both a boy and a girl with her boyfriend of three years, Luke Love, during a baby shower earlier this year.
In her latest post on Instagram, the 34-year-old posted a picture of herself smiling and holding her bump with the caption simply saying: "35 weeks."
The image attracted thousands of likes and positive comments, with former Love Island star Chloe Crowhurst writing: "Oh Frankie, absolutely stunning!"
One follower added: "Doing so well and looking so well."
During a recent party to celebrate her pregnancy, Frankie was joined by her friends and family, including her cousins Chloe, Frankie and Demi Sims.
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Before blue and pink fireworks were set off, Frankie grabbed the mic to say thanks to her guests.
In a video that brother Joey shared on his Instagram story, Frankie was seen next to Luke as she said: "Everyone come outside and celebrate with us, we are so excited."
"A proud brother about to become an uncle, congratulations to my sister and Luke. Boy and girl."
This followed Frankie writing a touching post to celebrate International Women’s Day earlier this year, with the reality star writing: "Where there is a woman there is magic.
“Happy International Woman’s day, big shout out to all the women in this world today and all the mummy’s I actually adore you all what amazing women to have carried all the children.
“I think about it all the time how amazing the woman’s body is to carry a baby is insane."
She added: “God bless all the women in Ukraine and over the world may god be with you, my heart strongly goes out to you all."
Her famous friends praised the mum-to-be following the post, as her former TOWIE co-star Amy Childs wrote: “You look beautiful xxx.”
“So gorgeous,” added former Love Island star Olivia Bowen, who is also expecting her first baby.
Speaking previously, Frankie revealed that while her pregnancy wasn't planned, she cannot wait to become a mother.
"I love looking after people, so I hope I’m going to be a good mum!" she told new! magazine earlier this year.
"It’s so overwhelming, being pregnant with all the emotions you go through. But with having the house, I’ve had a lot to focus on."