Coro’s Kym

“I’m go­ing to be a young gran!”

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She was only 18 when she be­came a mum and now Corona­tion

Street favourite Kym Marsh is set to be a grand­mother at the ten­der age of 42!

The ac­tress is thrilled with the news her 21-year-old daugh­ter, beau­ti­cian Em­i­lie, is ex­pect­ing a child, say­ing, “We’re over the moon. It makes me feel so emo­tional that my baby is hav­ing a baby of her own. I’ve al­ways looked for­ward to hav­ing grand­kids, although I’m not rel­ish­ing be­ing called Grandma, so I’ve been re­search­ing al­ter­na­tive names.”

Kym, who plays Michelle O’Con­nor on the iconic Brit soap, was by Em­i­lie’s side as her daugh­ter did the preg­nancy test. She says, “When I saw it was pos­i­tive, I started cry­ing my eyes out, I was so over­whelmed. I know what it’s like to be young and preg­nant. It’s scary, but Em­i­lie will be a great mum.”

Due in May, Em­i­lie says, “I’m still in shock. I’ve not had any signs of be­ing preg­nant. I’ve not had any morn­ing sick­ness, so it still doesn’t feel real. I can’t wait to be a mum, but I’m pet­ri­fied too.”

She hasn’t named the fa­ther, but de­scribes him as “re­ally sup­port­ive” and “re­ally ex­cited”. She says, “I’m re­ally lucky to have him.”

As for nana-to-be Kym – who is also a mother to David, 23, and Polly, seven – she’s only been dat­ing her boyfriend Scott Rat­cliffe for six months, but the army ma­jor is very ex­cited for the new ar­rival.

The for­mer Hear’Say singer tells, “He’s re­ally look­ing for­ward to it. He’s away on tour at the mo­ment, so he’s gut­ted be­cause he feels like he’s miss­ing out. He can’t re­ceive pictures, so he keeps tex­ting me, say­ing, ‘How’s Em­i­lie? Has she got a bump yet?’ He’s only 30, but he joked, ‘Does this make me Gramps? Be­cause I’m al­right with that!’ He’s been great.”

Mean­while, the baby won’t be the only new ad­di­tion to the fam­ily. Kym’s just got a long-haired Chi­huahua, named Lola, as a sis­ter for her King Charles spaniel Rico.

With Em­i­lie plan­ning to stay at her mother’s house for the baby’s first year, it sounds like the Coro star will have one busy house­hold next year!

Left: The star with her kids Polly, David and mum-tobe Em­i­lie.

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