Olympian Jessica Ennis has announced that she is pregnant with her first child.

The 27-year-old is expecting a little one with her husband Andy Hill, her childhood sweetheart who she married in May of last year. Aww.


However, this has put the athlete’s career on hold as it means that she won’t be able to compete in this year’s Commonwealth Games in Glasgow:

My plans for 2014 have been completely turned upside down, but having had a couple of weeks to think about things from a career point of view I am 100 per cent set on returning to full time athletics once our baby is born and go for a second gold medal at the Rio Olympics in 2016 – that challenge really excites me.

But in the short term I will make our baby a priority and enjoy the whole experience as much as possible.

I am sorry I won’t be in Glasgow for the Commonwealth Games, but know it will be an amazing occasion. I will be at home awaiting the arrival of a little Ennis-Hill.

That’s fine Jess, we forgive you. Especially after how well you did in the London Games.

Congratulations on the baby!