TV darling Minnie Dlamini-Jones and her husband, Quinton Jones, are having a baby.
Fans were beside themselves yesterday when Dlamini-Jones (30) announced her pregnancy on Instagram while wishing her husband a happy birthday.
The unexpected post was accompanied by a picture of her in an Asanda Madyibi traditional off-the-shoulder dress, holding her tiny baby bump.
The glowing Dlamini-Jones wrote: “Starting a family with you, Mr Jones, is a dream come true and I couldn’t have chosen a better man to be the father of our child.
“Our family has suffered such painful loss, however, God has proven to us that with death comes new life and we welcome this miracle wholeheartedly. Happy birthday, my love, we’re having a baby. Best birthday present ever...”
The actress and TV host did not reveal the sex of the baby.
Just after the post, her Instagram account was flooded with congratulatory messages from industry friends and colleagues.
“Oh, my love, waking up to this ... Please never make me keep a secret this big for this long again. So happy for all of you, but mostly uMam’Queen. I am happy,” wrote musician and songwriter Unathi Nkayi.
Businessperson Basetsana Kumalo also celebrated with the mother-to-be: “Oh, my goodness, I am in tears. I can’t contain myself. Oh, Nkos’ yam’. Congratulations, I am so happy for you.”
Ever since Dlamini-Jones tied the knot in 2017, rumours of her being pregnant have been doing the rounds on social media.
Her fans have been wishing for the Joneses to welcome an additional member into the family.
Earlier last year, Dlamini-Jones was again followed by rumours of pregnancy. However, she has always assured her fans that when she did fall pregnant, she would share the news with them.
Last year, at the after party of the 158th edition of the prestigious Sun Met in Cape Town, she told City Press that she was aware that her fans wished that she and husband would have a child.
“I am not ready yet. People always come to me and tell me that they can’t wait for me to have cute babies,” she gushed then.
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Three years ago, she walked down the aisle to become Mrs Jones at Lourensford Wine Estate in Somerset West, Cape Town.
The intimate ceremony was attended by family and a few close friends, including the likes of TV personality Somizi Mhlongo-Motaung, radio and TV personality Anele Mdoda and former Miss SA Liesl Laurie.
Dlamini-Jones shared her journey to matrimonial bliss in the three-part wedding special called Becoming Mrs Jones.