Call The Midwife’s Jessica Raine has revealed she is expecting her first child with her husband of three-years Tom Goodman Hill.
The actress, 36, debuted her blooming baby bump at
Ahead of the screening, Jessica answered questions on how she juggled pregnancy with filming the series, saying she channelled her emotions to help portray her character Genevieve.
Pregnant: Call The Midwife’s Jessica Raine has revealed she is expecting her first child with her husband of three-years Tom Goodman Hill
‘I broke the news and everyone was amazing, we had to work out how to do a car chase without me being in any danger.
‘Also my character is quite hard and being pregnant is quite emotional so it worked well, I was interested most in food on this job so my shirts get bigger as the series goes on.’
Bumping along: Jessica will reportedly give birth in the next month or so (pictured with husband Tom in July last year)
Jessica is expected to give birth in the next month or so, the publication reports.
MailOnline has contacted Jessica’s representatives for comment.
The duo had a turbulent start to their relationship, with their love story reminiscent of a storyline from their hit TV dramas.
The pair first met in 2010 when they co-starred in Earthquakes at the National Theatre in which Tom played a troubled husband going through a mid-life crisis as his marriage falls apart, and she was the young seductress trying to lure him away from his wife.
Hard-working: The actress, 36, debuted her blooming baby bump at BBC’s Baptiste premiere and answered questions on how she juggled pregnancy with filming the series
Starring role: The actress is best known for playing midwife Jenny Lee in the first three series of BBC One drama Call the Midwife (pictured with Helen George)
Just months later, the actor shocked friends and family by walking out on his wife and two teenage children so he could start a relationship with Jessica, 14 years his junior.
Tom walked out on his wife, set designer Kerry Bradley, in 2010, just days before a surprise party he was organising to celebrate her 40th birthday.
They had been in a relationship for 20 years and married for five with two sons.
Tom and Jessica moved in together in 2013, and subsequently got married in 2015.
In the series Baptiste will take on a new case, which will see him team up with a man called Edward – played by Tom Hollander – who is looking for his missing niece, a prostitute in Amsterdam.
Fans had their last glimpse of Baptiste as he was set to undergo an operation on a brain tumour at the end of The Missing in 2016.
Gripping: Jessica joins French-Turkish actor Tchéky Karyo star as beloved detective Julien Baptiste in a spin-off series from The Missing