She announced she is expecting her first child with her boyfriend Jake Ankers.
And Charlotte Crosby has revealed she would pose with her friends’ glasses of wine during nights out in a bid to keep her pregnancy a secret.
The Geordie Shore star, 31, opened up about the lengths she went to in a bid to keep her pregnancy concealed from her pals as she admitted she found it hard not to reveal her baby news.
Secrets: Charlotte Crosby has revealed she would pose with her friends’ glasses of wine during nights out in a bid to keep her pregnancy a secret in the early days
Charlotte said she would pose for videos holding her friends’ alcoholic drinks to try and throw her friends – particularly best pal Sophie Kasaei – off the scent.
In an extended YouTube video about her pregnancy, she said: ‘Sometimes when I’ve been out with friends I have to hold their glass of wine in a boomerang so that Sophie thinks that I am drinking, just to try and throw her off the scent.’
Charlotte went on to say she found it difficult keeping her exciting news a secret from her close pals Sophie and Holly Hagan, saying she felt like she was ‘lying’ to them.
The reality TV star, who spoke as she lounged in the pool while on holiday in Abu Dhabi, admitted Sophie, 32, had asked her if she was pregnant when she wasn’t going out drinking.
Expecting: The Geordie Shore star, 31, opened up about the lengths she went to in a bid to keep her pregnancy concealed from her pals (she is pictured with boyfriend Jake Ankers)
She said: ‘I can’t tell you how hard it has been keeping this from like two people [Sophie and Holly] who know us better than anyone.
‘Especially Sophie because I’m with her all the time, I don’t know how I’ve done it. There’s been a couple of times where she’s actually been like guessing and she’s asked us a couple of times ‘you haven’t been out in a while are you pregnant?’ and I’ve been like ‘no, just haven’t fancied it’.’
Her comments were filmed last week – just four days before she told her pals and five days before she made her pregnancy news public.
Speaking about the difficulties of keeping it a secret, she added: ‘It’s going to feel like a weight lifted off my shoulders.
‘So four days until I tell Sophie and Holly, and five days until I put it on my Instagram and just tell everyone else, which I also can’t wait for.
Hushed: Filming in Abu Dhabi, Charlotte said she would pose for videos holding her friends’ alcoholic drinks to try and throw her friends – particularly best pal Sophie Kasaei – off the scent
‘You do feel a sense of huge secrecy and you feel like you’re almost lying and I’m such an honest person I don’t like all these secrets.’
The YouTube video was an extended version of the sweet footage she released announcing her pregnancy, which documented her early milestones including telling her family and attending her 12-week scan.
Elsewhere in the video, Charlotte gave her fans an insight into attending her ‘green light’ scan with her boyfriend Jake.
Before going in for the scan, an excited Charlotte shrieked as she said: ‘We are about to go in for our final scan – well not final ever but like the green light scan!’
And during the scan, the reality TV star gushed that her baby was looking at her as she appeared to be over the moon.
Pals: Charlotte went on to say that she found it difficult keeping her exciting news a secret from her close friends Sophie Kasaei and Holly Hagan (all pictured in March 2018)
She said: ‘It looked right at us there didn’t it! Did you see that Jake?’
To which he responded: ‘I did.’
In another sweet moment, Charlotte’s mother Letita revealed that she is going to be called ‘nanna or nanny’ while Jake’s mother will be referred to as ‘grandma’.
As she prepared to meet Jake’s mother for the first time, she said: ‘It’s my first time meeting Jake’s mam and obviously we’re both grannies together. She’s grandma and I’m nanna or nanny!’
The two families met as Charlotte had a lavish Mother’s Day celebration at her house, featuring a love heart floral arrangement saying ‘Happy Mother’s Day’ surrounded by candles.
Baby news! Elsewhere in the video, Charlotte also gave her fans an insight into attending her ‘green light’ scan with her boyfriend Jake
It comes after Charlotte confirmed her pregnancy in a heartwarming post she shared with her fans on Instagram on Tuesday.
Charlotte’s announcement came just weeks after she hinted that she and Jake could get engaged in the future, after he admitted he may propose soon.
In her social media post, she shared the news in a video showing her pregnancy test and also filmed herself telling the happy news to her family.
She penned the caption: ‘A moment I wasn’t sure would ever be mine is here, it’s mine (and Jake’s) and i couldn’t be happier to be sharing it with you all……I’m having a baby.’
In the video, Charlotte is seen going for a pregnancy scan where she hears the baby’s heartbeat.
Scan: The Geordie Shore star, 31, confirmed her pregnancy in a heartwarming post she shared with her fans on Instagram on Tuesday
Family: In a sweet clip, Charlotte is seen telling her parents, with her mother Letitia bursting into tears as they hugged
She is then seen telling her parents, with her mother Letitia bursting into tears as they hugged.
Letita then tells Charlotte that she and her father Gary were just discussing how happy there daughter has seemed lately as they sat around the table with Jake.
Letita says: ‘You just know when you know, don’t you Gary?’
‘When you know what?’ Charlotte asks.
‘That it’s the right person and you’re happy. When we were away this weekend we were talking about, ‘it’s so nice that she’s happy and she’s settled and we know this is probably gonna be the right one.”
Announcement: The video begins with Charlotte sharing her positive pregnancy test
Love: Charlotte’s mother Letitia tells her that she and her father Gary were just discussing how happy there daughter has seemed lately as they sat around the table with Jake
Gary then added: ‘I’ve never known her so happy Jake.’
The rest of the video sees Charlotte and Jake sharing a kiss before she meets members of her extended family on Mother’s Day to tell them the good news.
On Tuesday, the star gushed she’d finally found ‘the One’ with Jake after being ‘cheated on’ and ‘used’ by a string of exes.
Speaking in a YouTube Q&A, the star said she’s avoided sharing photos of Jake on social media because she doesn’t want to be abused by trolls.
She said: ‘I’ve enjoyed getting to know someone and falling in love with someone behind closed doors, without people having their opinions.
Mother-to-be: In another clip from the video, Charlotte is seen looking throughn her sonogram images
Romance: Charlotte filmed herself sharing a kiss with Jake on Mother’s Day
Exciting: Charlotte documented her scans in the heartwarming announcement video
Congrats: Charlotte told her family the happy news on Mother’s Day
‘Without ”Sandra Brown” saying ”oh not another one, not another one!” which by the way can I just say right, something I don’t like about this comment, if someone has had a few boyfriends, don’t make that out to be a negative.
‘Because at the end of the day it shows that that person would not stand for s**t, and if that person was being disrespected, they respected themselves enough to say ‘I’m getting up and I’m off mate, this is not the life I expected.”
Charlotte continued: ‘Not all of them, but a lot of men in my life have turned out to be that said person, in it for the wrong reasons, uses you, cheats on you, not the person you want to spend the rest of your life with.
Candid: On Tuesday the star also gushed she’d finally found ‘the One’ with Jake after being ‘cheated on’ and ‘used’ by a string of exes
Open: Speaking in a YouTube Q&A, the star said she’s avoided sharing photos of Jake on social media because she doesn’t want to be abused by trolls
‘So those comments, do you want us to be with Stephen f*****g Bear? Just be with one person who was an absolute s******d. I’m not going to settle until I know that this is perfect.
‘Until I meet the man of my dreams who treats me nothing less than amazing. Who will treat me who I’ve treated everyone else who has been in my life.’
On meeting Jake, she added: ‘I can honestly say this, I have never met anyone who has been so amazing. He is everything I’ve just said there.
‘I feel myself getting emotional. Because I’ve been through all of those s***heads, and all them k*******s and it was all for a reason. It has led me to that happy ever after.’
Expectant: Charlotte (pictured in an Instagram post shared on April 9) had been keeping her relationship with Jake under wraps
Charlotte’s pregnancy comes after the star was left with compromised fertility when she suffered an ectopic pregnancy in 2016.
The star previously described the extreme pain she was dealing with in the days leading up to being admitted to hospital – all the while posing for photoshoots and recording her fitness DVD believing the pain and bleeding was just a heavy period.
As a result of the ectopic pregnancy, Charlotte’s fallopian tube had ruptured and was releasing toxins into her body.
Emotional: In 2016 Charlotte suffered an ectopic pregnancy, forcing doctors to remove part of her fallopian tube and ovary
The reality star had been keeping her boyfriend under wraps on Instagram, but finally made their romance social media official with a clip where she penned: ‘Do you no how hard I had to force him to do this. Late to the trend I knoooowwwwwwwww but being late is kinda my thing.’
She then took to Stories to answer some questions from fans, with one saying they thought she was getting proposed to on the holiday.
While Charlotte confirmed she was not yet engaged, her beau said a proposal was coming in ‘due course’ as she giggled behind the camera.
She also shared an insight into the details of their relationship, revealing that the pair have been together for around seven months.
Over: Charlotte split from videographer Liam Beaumont in August 2021
She then revealed it ‘feels like a year the amount of stuff we’ve already experienced together’.
The pair went public with their romance last year, and have been keeping the relationship under wraps – after her former relationship with Liam Beaumont ended in August 2021.
It was reported she broke up with the hunk, who she started dating in February last year, following a slew of furious arguments. It was also claimed she booted him out of her Newcastle home.
However, Charlotte later insisted their relationship ended on good terms, with the television personality telling MailOnline: ‘Me and Liam shared some amazing memories together and the split is amicable.
‘We have just realised we are both two very different people. I have learnt so much in this relationship and am thankful that it happened.
Over: Charlotte previously had a turbulent romance with Stephen Bear in 2017 (pictured) and later Joshua Ritchie in 2019
‘Were there furious rows? No. Did I kick him out of the house? No. It’s sad to see this negativity put on what was a good relationship. So I’d like to take back some control of the narrative, get some truth out there and draw a line under this.’
Suspicions about their split were first sparked among fans when Charlotte removed all images of Liam from her Instagram account.
It was then that reports surfaced regarding the row, with insiders telling publications that a row had descended into chaos and she had ejected him from her home.
Charlotte and Liam started dating in early 2020 after meeting in Dubai during their respective vacations.
The star’s colourful love life also included a romance with Geordie Shore co-star Gary Beadle, but the pair split in 2016.
She went onto date Stephen Bear in 2017, and later Joshua Ritchie in 2019.