Ollie Locke has announced he and husband Gareth have moved to America to start their journey to becoming fathers.
The Made In Chelsea star, who recently left fans in tears with his wedding, took to his Instagram feed to share the news with his 456,000 followers in a statement, which read: “To our amazing followers
“The last year has been super tough on everyone and the joint effort of everyone has made a huge effect on all of us collectively getting past the restrictions and difficulties of Covid-19.
“Respectfully and excitingly we wanted to post and make an announcement that we have traveled across the world and under medical exemptions to begin our IVF and surrogacy journey.
“We know you have loved watching our journey so far and we can’t wait to take you on the adventure with us on the other side of the world and with any luck we might have some very good news for you in the coming months!”
He added: “We hope your followers understand and support us in this journey and that you appreciate the circumstances that have allowed us to travel outside of a normal situation.
“All our love as always, Ollie & Gareth”.
Fans flocked to the comments section of the post as one person wrote: “I am so excited for you. I recently had a baby after 20 years of infertility wish you all the luck in the world xxx,” with three red heart emojis.
“baby Locke, who ever they may be is so lucky to have two dads like you two!!” another wrote with a red heart emoji.
While a third added: “So exciting for you both…you’ll make incredible parents,” followed by a red heart emoji.
Become an OK! VIP and you will unlock access to all of our big exclusives…
Be the first to meet the latest showbiz babies, see the most sought after wedding pictures of the year, or take a guided tour around your favourite star’s lavish multi-million pound home – all for free!
Ollie took to his social media page late last month to announce he and Gareth are set to become fathers for the first time.
Sharing a cartoon image of two dads, he wrote: “So I think it might be the time to tell you all! Gareth and I are very much on our surrogacy journey to become fathers.
“We are very nearly there, with the help of the best person we could ever ask for! (you know who you are, our heavenly surrogate)”.
The reality star continued: “After many months of planning, legal formalities (I can’t believe it has been so difficult) and building the next stage to our home, we will soon be travelling to America (as soon as we can, sadly fertility is not essential travel!!) With our surrogate and hopefully become pregnant.
“Whatever happens and through the ups and downs, we are going to take you all on our journey.”
He went on: “We have waited for a long time to share this news, but with the help of the heavenly @sophieberesiner interviewing us for Sunday Times Style @theststyle out today we felt it was a hugely important discussion telling our story of how a couple that love each other, and desperately wants a family are becoming parents!”
“Through my own social media,Made In Chelsea and (I’m sure) other TV platforms we will all go through this together and we couldn’t be more excited to become parents. @garethplocke Xx”.