Lara Stone Expecting First Child

11/15/2012 at 04:45 PM ET

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Lara Stone is going to be a model mama.

“We’re very excited to announce we are expecting our first child,” Stone, 28, and husband David Walliams said in a statement Wednesday.

“We’re both absolutely thrilled but ask you to please respect our privacy during this precious time.”

The comedian, 41, also Tweeted the announcement. “Some wonderful news. My beautiful wife Lara is pregnant,” Walliams writes. “We are having a baby! It is due next year and we both couldn’t be happier.”

Stone, who’s graced the cover of Vogue and been the face of Calvin Klein, and Walliams, the co-creator and star of Little Britain, married in May 2010.

– Sarah Michaud

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Agatha on

Fantastic news!

Congrats to the fabulous fun couple! :)

kb on

I love David Walliams so much. Lara seems so great as well!! Congrats to them!

. . on

Congrats but why does she announce it for the whole world then says respect our privacy. You don’t have to let everyone in the whole world know . .ju

Tara on

haha, won’t last.

Bella on

@. . , I don’t get that either. Every single celeb makes this huge announcement, and then says “but please respect our privacy during this time…”

Willa on

They seem like a really adorable couple, although I admittedly don’t know much about them. Congratulations, though!

Julianna on

Awwwww, congrats to David and Lara!!

RKF on

“Please respect our privacy” ?

Is she so well known anyone cares as much to disrespect her privacy? I would never know who she is walking down the street.

Lisa on

Shouldn’t be hard to respect their privacy when I imagine most people don’t know who they are….

Betsy on

“It is due next year”… “It is” is now a human future father! Ughh,unbelievable.Lol

Sara on

Congratulations but if you want your privacy respected that much, why make such a public announcement?

Leeann on

Why announce it if you want privacy? These people think they are the only people having babies!! Jeesh!!

Anonymous on

Bella- Actually, this is the first celeb couple I’ve seen in quite awhile that’s announced a pregnancy and then asked for their privacy to be respected (on this site, anyway. To be fair this is only celebrity baby site I visit and read!).

That being said, perhaps they found out that the story was about to be leaked by someone and thus HAD to announce it. Or perhaps they announced it so that the paps wouldn’t notice she was a bit rounder in the middle and go crazy try to “confirm” the pregnancy by getting that first definitive bump shot.

In anycase, I wish them all the best! :)

Anonymous on

Tara- Why, because he’s 13 years older than her? Age is just a number!

Anonymous on

Leeann- Don’t all first-time parents-to-be feel like they’re the first people to be having children (even though they know full well they aren’t)? ;)

kmc on

Well, it is an “it” until they find out if “it” is a boy or a girl. You can’t call “it” a boy or a girl at this point if they don’t know the gender. And if they do, he could be calling it “it” so no one finds out the gender.

Hea on

I’d say most people, especially people in their 20-40s, in England know who they are.

Cindy on

OB-GYN doctors always wait three months before creating a pregnancy chart because 25% of pregnancies end in miscarriage.

I hope stars and non-stars wait three months before making an announcement because it is heartbreaking for everyone to get excited about the news, only to be told bad news. Couples who want privacy shouldn’t announce it too soon.

Selfenchanted on

Well, at least they’re private enough to not tell us the baby’s gender. But that the baby’s due “next year” seems so redundant, don’cha think. I still do wish them well – they look so happy together! : – D

traxie on

It’s pretty easy to respect the privacy of two people who most people have never heard of!

Anonymous on

Selfenchanted- Considering it’s the middle of November, that wording DOES sound a bit funny (since she’d have to be no more than a month away from giving birth if she were due within what’s left of this year, in which they case they probably would have just waited until after the birth to announce)!

I’m guessing they didn’t want to give anything else away about the due date (month, time of year, etc.).

kmc- Exactly! It’s just easier to refer to a baby as “it” before you know the gender (or when you know but want to keep it between you and your spouse) than to say “he or she” (or some varient like “S/he”) all the time.

buck on

Why do people keep saying no one has heard of them? Are you all American? Sounds more like an american, we haven’t heard of them so they can’t be famous thing. Haven’t americans noticed they aren’t the center of the universe yet?

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