Love Island’s Tyla Carr is expecting her first child and is going to be a first-time mother with her boyfriend of nine months, Ross.
Gorgeous brunette Tyla, who was previously linked to Mike Thalassitis and Jonny Mitchell on the ITV2 match-making show, has exclusively spoken out about her pregnancy – and revealed how excited she is at becoming a parent.
Tyla, 25, exclusively revealed to OK! Magazine that she found out about her pregnancy just a month after moving in with Ross – and confirmed the happy news with a pregnancy test “in the toilet at Nando’s”.
“We stopped for lunch after I bought the test and I couldn’t wait until I got home,” she said. “When I saw it was positive, I ran back to tell Ross – it felt like the longest journey of my life!
“I was over the moon but part of me was worried too. We haven’t been together very long and we’d only just moved in together. I started to panic that we had rushed.”
Tyla also broke her silence on boyfriend Ross, who prefers to stay out of the spotlight.
Samira Mighty and Frankie Foster are pictured outside the ITV studios [Wenn ]
The duo met nine years ago through a mutual friend, but only started dating nine months ago after running to each other in Majorca.
“He’s really happy for me to do my own thing, but he’s very private and has no interest in being in the spotlight,” she said. “It’s really refreshing to be with someone who has no interest in the industry. He has a great job running a logistics company and is a property developer too.”
Love Island is currently in full swing, and Tyla opened up about recent claims that the show is “staged”.
“When you’re in the villa, you’re in such a bubble so it was a big adjustment when I left,” she said. “I obviously had no idea the show was so big, so it was weird coming out and having so many people wanting to talk to me.
“My life was full on for a while – I was doing loads of interviews, waking up at 3am to travel around the country doing appearances, and there were times when it was difficult. But I don’t regret it.”
She continued: “What you see on TV isn’t fake, but they have to make it as succinct as possible for the viewers so they do ask you to have certain conversations. For example, if you’ve had three conversations with three different people, they might ask you to put it all into a conversation with one person so it’s easier for them to film.”
Read the full interview with Tyla Carr in this week’s OK! Magazine – Out now! Also in this week’s issue:
– Megan McKenna talks boyfriend Muggy Mike Thalassitis and her time on TOWIE
– Love Island’s Adam Collard and Zara McDermott reveal all on their romance
– Good Morning Britain weather presenter Laura Tobin opens up on her premature birth