Simon Thomas publicizes his spouse Derrina Jebb is pregnant with their first little one
Simon Thomas has introduced that his spouse Derrina is pregnant with their first little one.
It comes 5 years after the Sky Sports activities presenter, 49, misplaced his first spouse Gemma to blood most cancers in 2017, three days after she was identified with acute myeloid leukemia.
Simon made the joyful announcement that he can be increasing his household with a candy Instagram put up on Saturday as he shared a snap of Derrina’s ultrasound scan.
Comfortable information: Simon Thomas has introduced that his spouse Derrina is pregnant with their first little one – 5 years after the tragic dying of his first spouse Gemma
Simon penned: ‘Fourteen months in the past in the present day, @chrissayburn & @brittanysipling sang this lovely tune of blessing over us.
‘There’s one other little blessing on its method…!’
Alongside he shared a video with clips from their marriage ceremony day earlier than their palms slowly revealed the scan.
Cute: Simon made the joyful announcement that he can be increasing his household with a candy Instagram put up on Saturday as he shared a snap of his spouse’s ultrasound scan
He additionally shared a heartwarming collage of images from his life with Derrina, 31, together with a snap of the couple smiling along with his son Ethan, 12, who he shared with Gemma.
Fellow TV presenters Dan Walker, Vernon Kay and Jenni Falconer congratulated him on his information.
Two years after Gemma’s dying, Simon discovered love with Derrina they usually wed in a ceremony at Norwich Cathedral in July 2021.
Tragic: The Sky Sports activities presenter, 49, misplaced his first spouse Gemma (each pictured with Ethan) to blood most cancers in 2017, simply three days after being identified with grownup acute myeloid leukemia
The previous Blue Peter presenter shared a snap of himself wanting elated on his marriage ceremony day as he walked his elegant bride down the aisle earlier than an applauding congregation of well-wishers.
Captioning the heartwarming picture, the Norfolk-born father-of-one, who misplaced his first spouse Gemma to leukaemia on the finish of 2017, merely wrote: ‘Love. Wins.’
The joyful couple’s massive day was attended by a bunch of Simon’s TV presenter buddies, together with a number of former Blue Peter and CBBC presenters.
Love: Alongside he shared a video with clips from their marriage ceremony day earlier than their palms slowly revealed the scan
Thrilling reveal: The couple’s palms and Simon’s son Ethan’s palms have been introduced away to then present the ultrasound scan
Simon continuously talks candidly about his late spouse’s tragic dying and final month mentioned his new spouse Derrina struggles with ‘guilt’ within the lead as much as anniversaries of Gemma’s dying.
Showing on Kate Ferdinand’s Blended podcast, he mentioned that he views anniversaries of his first spouse’s passing as merely a ‘marker in time’.
However Derrina feels the household ought to do extra to have fun her life for the sake of Ethan, who Simon shares with Gemma.
Child on the best way: The candy video shared by Simon additionally included a closer-up picture of the ultrasound scan
Simon mentioned: ‘I believe generally you wrestle slightly bit with guilt, particularly round anniversaries. I’m very snug with anniversaries as in I don’t overthink them.
‘I believe the primary yr while you undergo loss, these firsts are huge and each first is a hurdle to recover from, however with time it turns into simpler.
‘I’m not one who, any anniversary needs to do something notably important. They’re simply, for me, markers in time. However from Ethan’s perspective it’s a ‘Would you love to do one thing?’.’
Household: He additionally shared a heartwarming collage of images from his life with Derrina together with a snap of the couple smiling along with his son Ethan, 12, who he shared with Gemma
Doting: Simon additionally took to his Story on Saturday to share a snap with Ethan who he mentioned can be an ‘wonderful massive brother’
Simon defined that whereas Derrina is commonly eager to mark the anniversary, Ethan usually prefers a low-key day, maybe sending a ‘balloon with slightly message’ somewhat than a big occasion.
‘I believe generally she feels we needs to be doing extra due to that guilt you are feeling, that possibly we’re not doing sufficient, and I attempt to reassure Derrina and say it’s wonderful’.
Derrina opened up about taking over her new husband’s grief, insisting that she was extra emotional than Simon and Ethan at Gemma’s final two anniversaries, regardless of by no means having met her.
‘You simply really feel this actual guilt and I undoubtedly really feel that particularly the final two [anniversaries] I’ve been most likely extra emotional than you two [Simon and Ethan], she mentioned.
Comfortable day: Two years after Gemma’s dying, Simon discovered love with Derrina they usually wed in a ceremony at Norwich Cathedral in July 2021
‘It’s is foolish as a result of I didn’t know Gemma, however you tackle what everybody else is feeling within the wider circle.
‘I suppose there’s a little bit of sensitivity, nevertheless it’s additionally that empath simply pondering, ‘That is horrendous’. I undoubtedly tackle different individuals’s unhappiness and loss and I undoubtedly get emotional.’
She turned emotional as she opened up about evaluating herself to Gemma, admitting that the ‘little voice in her head’ usually tells her that ‘Gemma would have accomplished it higher’.
‘As a lady you’re so conscious of how issues have been and no person has ever mentioned ‘Mummy would have accomplished it like that, or Gemma would have accomplished it like that’, noone has ever mentioned that.
Pleasure: Marking her birthday in Could 2020, the TV character thanked then-girlfriend Derrina for making him ‘happier than he dared to consider he may very well be once more’
‘However in your head, that little factor in your shoulder will say, ‘She would have accomplished it higher, made a birthday actually good or Christmas actually good’ and also you’re so conscious of that while you’re in that scenario.’
Simon’s late spouse Gemma Thomas tragically died in November 2017, a yr after she was despatched house for mattress relaxation by her GP after visiting thrice with flu-like signs.
Marking her birthday in Could 2020, the TV character thanked then-girlfriend Derrina for making him ‘happier than he dared to consider he may very well be once more’.
Sharing a black and white snap of Derrina, Simon mentioned he was ‘head over heels in love’, and mentioned that his and his son’s life had been ‘blessed’ by Derrina, who he began relationship in 2018 after reportedly assembly her via a church group.
Most cancers: Simon and Gemma tied the knot in 2005 and have been married for 12 years earlier than Gemma abruptly handed away three days after she was identified with acute myeloid leukaemia
Sharing the image to his Instagram account, he wrote: ‘A really Comfortable Birthday to this very, very particular girl. I can’t start to precise how a lot this girl has modified my life.
‘She’s cherished me after I was exhausting to like, caught with me after I’ve tousled, walked beside me when there have been simpler paths to tread and made me happier than I ever dared to consider I may very well be once more.’
He added: ‘Typically individuals don’t at all times see this. They are saying issues prefer it’s good that she’s capable of maintain the boys firm or be there to take care of them. However Derrina isn’t some sort of carer – she’s the lady I’ve fallen head over heels in love with.
‘My life and my boy’s life has been massively blessed by her and he or she deserves all of the love on this planet as a result of she’s a complete one off. Comfortable Birthday @derrina xxxx (I do know she’s not a fan of PDA’s’.
Simon and Gemma tied the knot in 2005 and have been married for 12 years earlier than Gemma abruptly handed away three days after she was identified with acute myeloid leukaemia.
Chatting with BBC Radio 5 Reside in November 2018, the ex sports activities presenter addressed his new relationship for the primary time – although he saved Derrina’s id nameless on the time – and mentioned it has been ‘an unbelievable help’ for him.
The daddy-of-one admitted he may very well be falling in love, however mentioned Gemma may by no means get replaced, saying: ‘I’m very conscious she was somebody I didn’t know earlier than and have gotten to know over the previous few weeks and months.
‘Proper from the early levels – she had this empathy in direction of me. She’s Christian as properly and that’s vital to me as a person of religion.
‘She’s been an unbelievable help for me. She was the one one who would at all times decide up the cellphone. What I noticed in her, I noticed in Gemma. When she mentioned my cellphone is at all times on, she meant it.’
The previous Blue Peter presenter, who has described himself as a ‘man of religion’, reportedly met Derrina via his church.
Derrina is a church minister’s daughter and at present works within the authorized trade.
Consciousness: Simon’s late spouse Gemma tragically died in November 2017, a yr after she was despatched house for mattress relaxation by her GP after visiting thrice with flu-like signs