Stacey Solomon's friends thought her baby shower was a secret wedding

Stacey Solomon’s sister recently organised a lavish baby shower for the mum-to-be, however, her friends thought the star was having a secret wedding when they received the invitations.

Jemma Solomon, 33, planned the pink-themed party for expectant parents Stacey, 31, and her fiancé Joe Swash, 39, and revealed pals sent her messages beforehand, preparing to watch the two tie the knot.

Jemma had the garden of Stacey and Joe’s £1.2m Essex home – which they’ve named Pickle Cottage – transformed into pink paradise, which she called ‘the baby shower of dreams.’

However, it seemed the pink blossom, balloons, and a table decorated with beautiful cutlery and greenery gave some party-goers the wrong impression.

She told OK! Magazine: ‘So many people messaged me like, “Is this a secret wedding?” And I was like, “No! Does it not look like a baby shower?”’

Jemma, also a mum of three, also confessed that she wanted the day to be a surprise for the Loose Women panelist, refusing to let her get involved with the planning.

‘Stacey wasn’t allowed down the garden at all. She had to stay in the house the whole day and she didn’t walk out until when it started, so she had no idea at all.’

The businesswoman added: ‘Some of it I arranged quite far in advance, but the majority I did in a week and I did it literally the week before because I knew what I wanted. So I did it very quickly.’

Jemma shared that Stacey ‘loves’ her daughters, and they’ve helped her get in some practice before the arrival of her first baby girl.  

‘Every time when they are there she is like, “Oh I am so excited to do this!”’

Wearing a flowing pink silk gown with flowers cascading through her plaited auburn locks, Stacey glowed as she enjoyed the celebrations for the impending arrival of her daughter.

The TV star shared a series of adorable snaps with her 4.6m followers, showing Joe cradling her baby bump and gazing lovingly at his wife-to-be.

The happy couple grinned from ear-to-ear as they enjoyed the beautiful afternoon, with Loose Women co-stars Jane Moore, Nadia Sawalha and Judi Love also in attendance.

Stacey already has three sons, Zachary, 13 and Leighton, nine, from previous relationships, and two-year-old Rex, whom she shares with Joe.

The bubbly couple first met when Stacey was crowned queen of the jungle in 2010 and the former Eastenders star presented ITV2’s spin-off show.

However, they didn’t get together until 2016.

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