Gemma Ward expecting third child

Gemma Ward displays her baby bump. Credit: Instagram - @gemma

Gemma Ward is pregnant with her third child.

The Australian model took to Instagram on Tuesday to post a photo of her showing off her growing baby bump while standing on the beach at Byron Bay.

"Expecting a baby girl this year to round out our little gang," she wrote in the caption.

The infant will be a sibling for Gemma and her partner David Letts's six-year-old daughter Naia and son Jet, three. The 32-year-old did not share any further details, such as her due date.

Accordingly, Gemma's post quickly caught the attention of her celebrity friends, with Nicole Trunfio writing, "Yayyyyy!!!!!!!" alongside a string of emojis, and Georgia Fowler commenting, "Congratulations gorgeous! Keep cooking that bun."

Jessica Gomes posted, "Wowwww omg (oh my God) amazing! Congrats!" while Teresa Palmer added: "YES Gems!!! How exciting!!"

Since becoming a parent, Gemma has taken a step back from the fashion world and become very selective about her modelling gigs. But after taking a break from the catwalk between 2008 and 2013, the blonde beauty noticed a major shift in attitudes among leaders in the industry compared to when she was starting out.

"There's a lot more diversity - multiple generations, sizes, children, pregnant women - there is a lot more freedom and I think it's just more interesting and more exciting for everyone involved," she said in an interview with Harper's Bazaar Australia in 2018. "It creates an environment which feels safer and less judgemental and more fun. That's why I'm feeling it's good for me."

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