Pregnant Millie Mackintosh was seen leaving her London home and heading into a cab with her husband Hugo Taylor just hours before giving birth on Friday.
The Made In Chelsea star, 30, showcased her bump in a tight dress as she stepped into the waiting black cab while her husband, 33, followed into the car with suitcases, a new pillow, handbags, a rucksack and gift bags.
The sighting came just hours before the couple revealed they had welcomed their first child in a touching statement released to Hello! Magazine.
Blossoming: Pregnant Millie Mackintosh was seen leaving her London home and heading into a cab with her husband Hugo Taylor just hours before giving birth on Friday
Millie was sporting a skin-tight dress to show off her bump while giving a trademark elegant touch with her classic cream trench coat.
Showcasing the fabled expectant mother glow, the reality star and fashionista was radiant as she went make-up free while leaving her home.
Hugo was every inch the doting expectant father as he followed behind the star with a vast suitcase, gift bags, handbags and new pillows.
Shortly after their sighting, on Friday afternoon, the new parents released their exciting news in a sweet and gushing statement.
Blooming lovely: The Made In Chelsea star, 30, showcased her bump in a tight dress as she stepped into the waiting black cab while her husband, 33, followed into the car
Doing the heavy lifting! Hugo had bags aplenty to load into the car with his expectant wife
Millie and Hugo said: ‘We are delighted to announce the arrival of our darling girl who arrived on Friday 1 May at 1:21pm, weighing a very healthy seven pounds.
‘We are eternally grateful to the doctors, nurses and midwives for taking such good care of us. Mum and baby are both doing incredibly well and we are looking forward to bringing our daughter home and spending time together as a family.’
The previous day, Millie was in a reflective mood as she looked back at her pregnancy by sharing one month and nine month comparison photos of her bump.
Over and out! The sighting comes just hours after Millie officially signed off Instagram on Thursday, ahead of her baby girl’s impending arrival
Strapped up: She nailed comfy maternity wear as she donned a pair of classic single strap Birkenstock sandals
Millie also uploaded a trio of black and white photos cradling her bump and captioned it: ‘Signing off for a while – looking back on the last nine months, despite it’s challenges, it’s been a real blessing.
‘The unwavering support I’ve had from you all as a community has been such a comfort to me. Social media, for all its negatives…
‘[It] really has some sparkling gems of positivity along the way and connecting with you all has really helped me through my pregnancy struggles.
‘When I return I shall continue to be open and honest sharing my experiences and early days of motherhood. Until then, it’s with a huge, heartfelt thank you from me for all the support. Now onto the next part of the journey!’
The next chapter: Millie also uploaded a trio of black and white photos cradling her bump, and captioned it: ‘Signing off for a while’
All bagged up: Hugo was laden with bags – including the huge suitcase and rucksack
Earlier this month, Millie said while she was uploading ‘smiling bump photos’, behind-the-scenes she was dealing with a leaky bladder, Carpel Tunnel Syndrome and sugary cravings.
Millie wrote: ‘As I come close to the end of my pregnancy, (it feels like I’ve been pregnant forever) I’m aware I’ve been posting lots of smiling bump photos but I wanted to be honest about my experience in recent weeks.
‘Don’t get me wrong, there’s a lot of beauty surrounding growing a human, it feels like a miracle. A miracle that comes with a side portion of crazy old symptoms, soaring hormone levels and physical and emotional challenges.’
Exciting times: Millie announced she was expecting a girl with husband Hugo last November
‘See you on the other side!’ Millie looked back at her pregnancy with a one and nine month snap of her bump as she told fans she was signing off Instagram on Thursday
Stylish departure: Hugo had Millie’s designer bags in hand as they headed to the black cab
Millie announced she was expecting a girl with husband Hugo, 33, last November.
At the time, the television personality told Hello!: ‘I’m so excited it’s a girl. I would’ve been delighted with either, but when I found out we were having a girl, I suddenly realised this is what I really wanted.’
Millie and Hugo tied the knot in June 2018 at Hugo’s uncle’s country estate Whithurst Park, in West Sussex, one year after he proposed during a holiday to the Greek island of Mykonos.
Happy days: At the time, the television personality told Hello! : ‘I’m so excited it’s a girl. I would’ve been delighted with either, but when I found out we were having a girl, I suddenly realised this is what I really wanted’
Soon to be three! Millie has been keeping fans up to speed with her baby journey
The couple briefly dated during their Made In Chelsea days back in 2011 and reunited in May 2016 shortly after Millie’s split from her first husband, rapper Professor Green, 35.
Millie was married to the musician, real name Stephen Manderson, for two-and-a-half years before they announced their split in February 2016.
The former couple finalised their divorce in May 2016, the same week Millie and Hugo went public with their rekindled romance.
Off we pop: The couple briefly dated during their Made In Chelsea days back in 2011 and reunited in May 2016