Coronation Street star Verity Henry has revealed to fans that she is pregnant with her second child, just weeks after making her return to the ITV soap.
The actress, who plays Rachel Healy in Corrie, took to her Instagram account at the start of August to share the happy news that she is expecting her second child with partner Adam Lawson.
Pictured in a body of water and wearing a red polkadot swimsuit, the pregnant star looked glowing as she posed for the camera with her visible bump.
“Preggers. It hasn’t been an easy journey; so aware it isn’t for so many people,” Verity told her Instagram followers in the photo’s caption.
“New humans, worra thing eh? Photo taken by the v talented @lovetocraftmcr!”
Delighted fans and celebrity pals were quick to send their well-wishes to the mum-of-one as she revealed the joyous news.
“Beautiful! Congratulations hun,” wrote former Hollyoaks star Rachel Adedeji, while actress Lisa McGrillis commented: “What an absolute BABE.”
The Corrie star is already a mother to a three-year-old son named Cassius.
Prior to announcing her pregnancy, Verity opened up about the struggles of being a working mum with a sweet post on social media.
Posting a snap of her young son on Instagram, the star said “I miss my baby so much”, adding hashtags that revealed she was working away.
The actress first appeared on the cobbles as human trafficker Rachel Healy between March and August 2019, reprising her role earlier this month.
Her gripping storyline saw Alina Pop, played by Ruxandra Porojnicu, being saved from Verity’s character, Rachel after being brought over from Romania to work at a nail bar illegally.
Verity made a dramatic exit from the show as she shot Eileen Grimshaw’s partner Jan Lozinski and left him for dead on the iconic Weatherfield street.
Commemorating her departure from the long-running ITV soap, the actress took to social media to share a behind-the-scenes snap with her followers.
“Btw…..C’yer cobbles! End of Nasty Rachel!…who always has a big pleather sausage sticking out her ribs,” the star captioned a snap of her posing on the set of the cobbled streets.
However, it wasn’t to be the last the residents of Coronation Street saw of Rachel.
In August 2021, Verity made a surprise return to the ITV soap, as Rachel returned to Weatherfield during a storyline involving her old foe Alina.
After surviving a potentially life threatening fire, Alina believes that she was the victim of a targeted attack from the trafficking ring, out for revenge.
However, Rachel’s return sees her insist that she had nothing to do with the arson attack.
It’s been reported that Alina actress Ruxandra could be heading for an exit from the ITV soap, after posting a number of mysterious snaps on social media.
After sharing images of herself with her fellow co-stars, Corrie fans are convinced that the actress has been attending leaving parties with her cast mates.
“This week has been such a lovely one!! And it’s all thanks to the wonderful people I spent time with,” the star captioned one snap on Twitter earlier this month.
“I wish I had a pic with each of you but you know who you are. Thank You!”