Emmerdale star Charley Webb has “set the record straight” after a celebratory video for her husband and fellow actor Matthew Wolfenden’s 42nd birthday sparked a wave of rumours the stars were announcing a pregnancy.
The clip showed parents Charley and Matthew having an amazing time as they popped a giant confetti canon with children Buster, 12, Bowie, six, and Ace, two, in the back garden.
Mum-of-three Charley, 34, was cheering and laughing as she held toddler Ace in a green camouflage coat and pink pyjama bottoms, while Charley helped middle son Bowie release the canon himself.
As the whole family enjoyed the moment, which saw Charley, who recently announced her return to TV following her departure from the ITV soap, caption the video and snaps with a “happy birthday” message to her beloved husband, some fans became confused.
After puzzled messages from followers that had assumed the stars were sharing a “gender reveal” video for an unborn baby instead, the actress spoke up in response.
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“2 things,” the star began firmly.
“1 – That is not a gender reveal, I’ve had 58,013 messages.
“Sorry about that,” the soap actress lamented, before moving on to quip about her annoyances with the current UK weather.
“2 – When does the heatwave start?” she teased.
It comes as the star recently took to her Instagram stories to complain about a stressful night of no sleep with the family’s pet hamster.
Posting a close-up selfie of her tired appearance, the actress declared: “This is not a joke. The hamster has kept me awake all night. WHAT THE HELL?
“I thought I could hear some sort of high pitch alarm, got up. It was the b****y hamsters wheel squeaking.
“Ace slept through, hamster did not,” the star grumbled.
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Later on in the morning, Charley begged her followers not to keep telling her that the small creatures are “nocturnal”, as she warned she would “sob” out of frustration.
The mum-of-three also revealed she would be wearing loungewear and slippers “all day” after the difficult night.
Charley and Matthew first got together in 2007 after meeting on the Leeds-based soap.
They welcomed their first son in 2010, and briefly split up in 2013 before reconciling shortly after.
The couple have been growing their family and going from strength to strength ever since.
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