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Shanina Shaik is expecting her first child.
The Australian model marked Mother's Day on Sunday by posting three photos to Instagram in which she showcases her growing baby bump.
In the accompanying caption, Shanina revealed that she and partner Matthew Adesuyan couldn't wait to share the exciting news with fans.
"To the new love of my life. Thank you for choosing me to be your Mum. I have always wanted you for as long as I can remember, and at times my patience was tested. The timing had to be right, and I can say with confidence that I am ready to be your guide, your protector and your best friend," she began. "I want you to know that no matter what life throws at you, you can count on me to be there for you. You will be supported and loved through every moment in your life, just as I have been. Sharing you with the world today is the most precious gift I could possibly receive on Mother's Day."
Elsewhere in the post, Shanina expressed her gratitude to her own mother.
"I was raised by an amazing woman who taught me so much about Motherhood. She has set the bar high and I don't want to disappoint you," the 31-year-old continued. "I want to raise you as she raised me; to be kind, caring, thoughtful and to be the best version of yourself. I want to guide you to dream big and work hard, to live your life with passion and to reach your goals, no matter what they are."