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Lee Ryan has sparked rumours he's set to become a father for the third time.
The Blue singer, who recently said he was "affected really badly" after witnessing his friend's dad shoot himself dead, has been pictured with girlfriend Verity Paris as they walked along the beach in Malaga, Spain.
In snaps obtained by The Sun Online, the 37 year old, who is already dad to children Bluebell, 13, and 12 year old Rayn from previous relationships, appeared to be happy as he wrapped one arm around his other half while enjoying the sunny weather outside.
Ryan wore a white top with a navy shirt over a pair of ripped jeans and grey trainers. He accessorised with a white face mask and some sunglasses.
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Verity donned a figure-hugging black dress, which she teamed with a white shirt wrapped around her waist and a pair of white trainers.
In one photo, the pair stood side by side as they both cradled their tummies with Ryan sticking his belly out as if making an impression of a pregnant woman.
An insider told the publication the pair were set to have their first child together and added: "They couldn’t be happier. Pals have joked it will mean Lee will have some time to chat to someone who understands him.
“It’s early days but they’re excited.”
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OK! Online has approached Lee's representative for further comment.
It comes as Lee, Duncan James, Simon Webbe and Antony Costa are expected to return and could announce plans as soon as they get the Covid green light.
Duncan told The Sun: "We were wanting to do something for our 20th anniversary but at the moment lockdown has meant it’s been difficult to get together. It’s not been easy.
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"There could be something in the pipeline as we’re really good mates."
The group formed in 2000 and released their first studio album All Rise in 2001. Blue sold more than 15 million records around the world and worked with industry stars like Sir Elton John and Stevie Wonder.
But fans still have an appetite for their hits and a reunion tour would be sure to pack out venues – once allowed.
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A source close to the four stars told the publication: "They feel really proud that they have stood the test of time and many of their songs are still played on the radio now.
“Getting to a huge milestone like their 20th anniversary is not something that they could allow to pass by without celebration.
"They know they have a loyal fanbase who they love to entertain so it’s safe to say it’s going to be a Blue extravaganza in 2021."
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