Frozen actress Samantha Barks is pregnant with her first child

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Samantha Barks is expecting her first child (Image: Dave Benett/Getty Images)
Samantha Barks is expecting her first child (Image: Dave Benett/Getty Images)

Les Misérables and Frozen actress Samantha Barks has announced she is pregnant with her first child. The 32-year-old shared her exciting news with her fans as she is expecting her first baby with husband Alex Stoll, which is due to arrive in October this year.

She is set to take some time off in preparation for their baby. Samantha is best known for playing Eponine in Les Misérables but has also been performing as Elsa in the West End production of Disney film Frozen. The actress will step down from her role for her maternity leave.

Taking to her Instagram, Samantha posted a sweet picture announcing her news. Inside a small Moses basket sat a wooden board, which read: "We have been keeping a tiny little secret. Baby Barks-Stoll due October 2023." It sat next to a small lamb teddy bear and a pair of little shoes. In her caption, Samantha added: "We are so excited to meet you little one."

Frozen actress Samantha Barks is pregnant with her first child rriddqixxiqezinvSamantha and Alex are welcoming their first child (Alan Chapman/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
Frozen actress Samantha Barks is pregnant with her first childShe is known for her role in Les Miserables (Dan Wooller/REX/Shutterstock)

Celebrity pals rushed to the comments to congratulate the couple, as Steph McKeon who plays Anna in the Frozen musical, wrote: "So happy for you. You’re gonna be such amazing parents. Mini-us best friends in the making." "Yeaaaaaah!!!!!!! Xxxx," wrote Jessie Ware while Sabrina Weckerlin said: "Congratulations Sam how magical."

Blogger Danielle Webb added: "6 months gone and still smashing the leading queen role…. Baby is lucky to have such a powerhouse Mum! Congratulations!!!" The couple met whilst performing in the Chicago and Broadway productions of Pretty Woman, in which she played the lead role of Vivian.

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They got engaged in 2021 when the fairly private couple shared Alex had proposed on a countryside walk in the snow. She wrote: "Like Beyoncé... but with an F." Her caption was finished by a picture of a ring. Alex commented below: "If you like it... then you should put a ring on it." Samantha and Alex married in a stunning ceremony in Tuscany. The actress shared stunning pictures of the big day in celebration of their one-year anniversary just six weeks ago.

She will continue to play the role of Elsa until August 23 when Jenna Lee James will take over. Samantha plans to return to the ice queen role next year. She wrote: "I have so much love for this amazing woman, @jennaleejames thank you for your kindness, love and support and I can’t wait to see your Elsa."

Mia O'Hare

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