Simone Holtznagel has been keeping a secret – she’s expecting her first child with beau Jono Castano!
“I found out really early on, I feel like I have known forever,” the former SAS Australiastar, 30, exclusively tells WHO.
“It has felt extra-long keeping it a secret!”
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The pair, who went public with their romance in June last year, admit that they are both over the moon about their impending new arrival.
“We’re super excited,” Holtznagel gushes. “The first couple of weeks were a little bit tricky, but not as bad as some other people have it. We’re just very grateful.”
After feeling unusually sick while on the way home from a Maldives trip to celebrate her 30th birthday, Holtznagel took a pregnancy test on a whim. And while the result was somewhat of a surprise for the model and her A-list trainer beau, 32, a baby had been on the agenda for the couple.
Kids have always been in our plan. And then in the past six months we started talking about it more and more and then it happened,” an overjoyed Holtznagel reveals.
“Just before we got pregnant, there were so many nights that we’d be laying in bed saying, ‘Well, when we have kids this’ and ‘When we have kids that’. And now it’s happening!”
Having already found out they’re expecting a daughter, Holtznagel admits Castano is going to make “a great girl dad”.
And despite the star struggling with some intense fatigue that often comes in pregnancy, the pair – with the help of some super excited grandparents-to-be – have already started to get ready for the little one’s arrival.
“We have two names that we both really love,” she adds. “I’ve only bought two items of clothing … but my mum and [Jono’s] mum have both bought me some little presents which is very sweet.”