Katherine Jenkins
Katherine Jenkins is pregnant with her first childReuters

Congratulations are in order for Katherine Jenkins who is pregnant with her first child, a baby girl.

The 34-year-old opera star announced her baby news on Instagram by posting a snap of a pair of pink baby ballet shoes and a photo of her and husband Andrew Levitas on their wedding day.

"Couldn't be more excited to meet our little girl! #MummyToBe #DaddyToBe #ArtProject #Collaboration #Family @andrewlevitas," she captioned the post.

Speaking to the Mail Online, the songstress said that they were "overjoyed" about starting a family.

"We are overjoyed to be expecting our first child in the autumn. Starting a family and moving into this exciting phase of our lives is a blessing for which we are incredibly grateful. We eagerly await the arrival of our little girl!"

The proud parents-to-be were soon inundated with congratulatory message from celebrities and fans.

The Welsh singer, who married the American artist and filmmaker in September 2014, has made no secret of her desire to become a mother.

"Now I'm married I do want kids," she told the Sunday People in November of the same year. "I do really want a family. Please God, touch wood, we'll be lucky and they'll be fit and healthy. That's all I care about."

She added: "Having kids is on the list of priorities. We'll see what happens."

Jenkins previously dated television presenter Gethin Jones after meeting on the set of Strictly Come Dancing in 2007. They split in December 2011 just months after announcing their engagement while on holiday in Mexico.

Couldn't be more excited to meet our little girl! #MummyToBe #DaddyToBe #ArtProject #Collaboration #Family @andrewlevitas

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