Emily Atack shares pregnancy update ahead of welcoming child with ‘step-cousin’ boyfriend
Posted by  badge Boss on Jan 13
Emily Atack has shared a sweet update on her pregnancy (Picture: Instagram/ Emily Atack)

has shared gorgeous photographs of her cradling her growing baby bump.

The comedian and actress, who through her iconic role in The Inbetweeners, announced in December that .

Since the initial announcement, 34-year-old Emily on – but on Saturday posted two sweet photos to her Instagram story.

In them, the mum-to-be, who is expecting her child with Dr Alistair Garner, smiles gently as she supports her bump in a mirror selfie.

Wearing a black tank top and tracksuit pants, her blonde hair loosely brushing her face, Emily hikes up the tank to show off her growing bump with her hand tucked protectively underneath it.

The star initially announced her pregnancy in a sweet statement revealing she was filled with ‘thrill, fear, joy, hysteria, tipped off with a lot of vomiting.’

The star showed off her growing bump (Picture: Emily Atack/ Instagram)
She proudly cradled her bump with a mirror selfie posted to Instagram (Picture: Emily Atack/ Instagram)

‘I’m doing my absolute best to make it a home for the little squid I’m growing,’ she added.

Addressing her fans directly, Emily added: ‘You’ve always stuck by me through the years, do stick around to watch me enter my mum era. Christ. Let’s go.’

It’s been a bit of a unique journey for Emily so far, as shortly after her pregnancy announcement it was revealed that the father of her child is technically related to her – though not by blood.

Emily has been relatively quiet on social media but occasionally updates her followers on her pregnancy journey (Picture: @emilyatack)

Dr Garner is the son of her late uncle, Dr Stephen Garner, who married Emily’s biological aunt Jane Robbins in 1994.

When the connection was revealed, a source said the pair had ‘grown close’ in the past year and while their romantic relationship was ‘unexpected’, their family was ‘delighted’ for them.

‘They make a great couple and everybody is excited for their new arrival,’ a source told Mail Online.

Emily is set to become a mum with Dr Alistair Garner, who is her ‘step cousin’ after his father married Emily’s aunt in 1994 (Picture: Instagram)

The couple have stayed out of the spotlight, but in the days after Emily announced they were expecting they were spotted walking down the street hand-in-hand, looking like a team ahead of their new arrival.

While not much is known about Alistair, the aerospace and nuclear applications specialist worked a lecturer at the University of Manchester where he also got his PhD and Masters.

The pair grew up together, with Alistair’s dad marrying Jane in 1994, when Emily was just five years old.

It’s not known how close they were as children, but Emily was incredibly close to her uncle, posting a tribute on Instagram when he died.

Before striking up a romance with Alistair, Emily was in a relationship with Big Brother star Liam McGough, however they split up in 2022.