Sharing the history of their blended family, Myleene wrote in the caption: "I met Sim 5 years ago. My children were 4 and 7, like his. We had been through pretty much identical scenarios. What we didn’t know was that we would go on to blend/mend our families and have our own baby, our ‘glue.’"
Initially made for social media platform TikTok, Myleene shared the video on Instagram, revealing it wasn't a planned announcement. Her daughter, Hero, had spotted a ring on her finger and, upon questioning, Simon quickly put his phone in place to capture the big reveal.
The clearly delighted children are quick to rush over and hug their parents/step-parents, and Myleene took the moment to share some moving and wise words about blended families.
She wrote: "To all you blended, steps, patchwork, bonus and insta families. It’s not easy. Not everyone around you will understand or accept it. But the only people who really need to know and feel that love are those at your table, under your roof.
"It takes patience, trust, respect, more patience, loads and loads of laundry 😂. But ultimately, it takes love xxx."
Explaining her motivations for sharing the video of her happy brood, Myleene explained what it would have meant to her to see such a family.
She continued: "I post this, as it would have been the hope that I needed once upon a time. It would also have been the belief that true love is out there and doesn’t always come in the most conventional of shapes or forms like the story books used to say.
"One thing is for sure, together, as family, we feel blessed and united and we will try every day to live our happily ever after x"
Congratulations to Myleene, Simon and the whole family at such a happy time!
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