EastEnders star announces pregnancy AND engagement

Kara Tointon confirms pregnancy AND engagement to Marius Jensen.

The former EastEnders actress opened up about the proposal and her ‘incredible’ pregnancy

Kara Tointon has revealed that not only is she engaged, but she’s also pregnant!

The former EastEnders actress is enjoying kicking a double whammy of life goals after finally announcing that she and fiancé Marius Jensen are expecting their first born.

“It’s an incredible, time. It’s the biggest life changing moment when you have this little human being coming into your life that you are yet to meet. I can’t wait for motherhood and all the challenges it will bring,” she told Hello! magazine.

Kara first sparked pregnancy speculation in August when she cradled her stomach on the red carpet at The Festival premiere.

And it turns out she’d also gotten secretly engaged in March after Marus popped the question with a vintage ruby and diamond Bavarian engagement ring.

“I had planned for a big proposal on the beach in India on holiday but I am not very good at keeping secrets. I’m someone who gives people their Christmas presents a week early… and so instead it just happened here at home, one Sunday morning, the week before we went away,” the chiropractor said.

Kara, 35, recalled, “We were having a lie-in and I had no idea he was planning to propose. It was so perfect as I am not someone who likes big moments, and it was just very Marius – He says it as he feels it. It was very lovely, very relaxed.’

The actress previously dated EastEnders co-star Joe Swash for two years until 2010, followed by professional dancer Artem Chigvintsev or four years after winning Strictly Come Dancing together in late 2010.