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Simon Thomas reveals wife Derrina Jebb is pregnant with their first child

Simon Thomas reveals wife Derrina Jebb is pregnant with their first child

The Sky Sports presenter made the announcement on social media

Sky Sports presenter Simon Thomas has revealed that his wife Derrina Jebb is pregnant with their first child.

The news comes five years after he sadly lost his first wife Gemma to blood cancer.

The 49-year-old captioned his reveal post: "Fourteen months ago today, @chrissayburn & @brittanysipling sang this beautiful song of blessing over us. 

"There’s another little blessing on its way…"

Thomas and Jebb reportedly started dating back in 2018 and the news anchor was grateful for how empathetic she was towards his loss.

At the time, he said: "Right from the early stages, she had this empathy towards me. She’s Christian as well and that’s important to me as a man of faith.

"She’s been an incredible support for me. She was the only person who would always pick up the phone. What I saw in her, I saw in Gemma.

"When she said my phone is always on, she meant it."

Back in December, Simon said that Gemma would be happy with his new relationship.

On an episode of Loose Women he said: "You have to try and find some kind of life again.

"I think you've got two choices, you either give up on life and remain in a cage and if some people want to do that, that's totally fine. It's not for people to judge.

"I just want to be happy again and I know Gemma would want me to be happy."

Simon and Gemma got married in 2005 before she sadly passed away 12 years later.

Simon also revealed that Derrina wants to continue celebrating Gemma's life for the sake of Ethan - Gemma and Simon's son.

Simon said: "I think sometimes you struggle a little bit with guilt, in particular around anniversaries. I'm very comfortable with anniversaries as in I don't overthink them. 

"I think the first year when you go through loss, those firsts are massive and every first is a hurdle to get over, but with time it becomes easier.

"I'm not one who, any anniversary wants to do anything particularly significant. They're just, for me, markers in time. But from Ethan's point of view it's a 'Would you like to do something?'."

Derrina also said: "It's is silly because I didn't know Gemma, but you take on what everyone else is feeling in the wider circle. 

"I guess there's a bit of sensitivity, but it's also that empathy just thinking, 'This is horrendous'. I definitely take on other people's sadness and loss and I definitely get emotional."

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/@simonthomastv

Topics: UK News