Shortly after revealing that they've been struggling to conceive, Chrissy Teigen is thrilled to be expecting her first child with John Legend

John Legend and Chrissy Teigen are going to be parents after facing a heartbreaking battle to conceive – congratulations, guys!

The couple announced that model Chrissy, 29, is expecting their first child by posting a cute picture of John, 36, resting his hand on her stomach as she lays back and laughs – awww.

‘We’re pregnant!’ John simply captioned the photo.

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Meanwhile Chrissy also shared the snap but made her announcement incredibly emotional by speaking of the difficulties she and her husband have faced in trying to start a family.

‘John and I are so happy to announce that we are pregnant 🙂 As many of you know, we’ve been trying to have a baby for a while now,’ the mum-to-be wrote.

‘It hasn’t been easy, but we kept trying because we can’t wait to bring our first child into the world and grow our family.

‘We’re so excited that it’s finally happening. Thank you for all your love and well wishes. I look forward to all the belly touching! Xx’

Fans have been sending their best wishes to the couple and many were deeply touched by their honesty regarding their battle to get pregnant.

‘this post just made me cry:),’ one follower commented.

Another wrote: ‘OMG…. I’m really thrilled for you…. God bless your pregnancy and all !!!’

Famous friends are also delighted that John and Chrissy are having a bubba. Chrissy’s pal Tyra Banks Tweeted:

It comes just weeks after Chrissy revealed on Tyra’s daytime TV show FABLife that she’d been trying to conceive for a long time.

The model – who started dating John in 2007 before tying the knot in 2013 – admitted: ‘I will say honestly John and I were having trouble. We would have had kids five, six years ago if it happened.

‘But my gosh it’s been a process. We’ve seen fertility doctors and once you open up about those things to other people you learn that a lot of other people in your life are seeing these people and they have this shame about it.’

We’re so happy for John and Chrissy and can’t wait for their little one to arrive!

Anna Francis