The former Miss Universe Australia is very discreet about her personal life, and she just timidly flaunted her growing pregnant belly while shopping for a Christmas tree.
29-year-old Australian model and TV host Jesinta Franklin recently confirmed the news of her surprising second pregnancy, which comes less than a year after she welcomed her daughter Tullulah with her husband, AFL star Buddy Franklin.
While she previously just mentioned she was “halfway through” her second pregnancy late in October, Jesinta only debuted her baby bump on social media on November 4, when she appeared in a promotional video shared on her Instagram Stories.
Jesinta Franklin attending the Magic Millions Raceday at the Gold Coast Turf Club in Gold Coast, Australia, in January 2019. I Image: Getty Images.
On the since-unavailable clip, Jesinta could be seen wearing a beige, strapless dress that made her little baby bump noticeable, as she pushed Tullulah in a stroller around the Myer department store in Sydney, Australia.
“So excited @Myer,” Jesinta commented on the video, apart from sharing that she was doing some early Christmas shopping with her 9-month-old daughter, whose face she has never shown in public.
We probably will have to wait way more than that before we get to see the baby, considering how extremely careful she has been to not show her firstborn’s face on social media.
The apparently “casual” visit of Jesinta to Myer (she was wearing flip flops and had some previously bought items under the stroller), was actually part of the store’s “Bigger than Christmas” campaign.
“Myer has everything you need to make Christmas bigger than ever,” Jesinta was quoted as saying in the publicity clip, as the entire world prepares for a pandemic version of the holidays.
Jesinta Franklin captured on a promotional Christmas clip on her Instagram Stories in November 2020. I Image: Instagram/ jesinta_franklin
A WELCOMED SURPRISE
The news of Jesinta’s second pregnancy, eight months after Tullulah was born, was a surprise not only to her fans and followers, but also to herself and her husband, since it was with much effort and after struggling with fertility issues that the managed to conceive their firstborn.
Following rumors of a second pregnancy, Jesinta confirmed she was expecting again, during an Instagram live interview with Vita Glow founder Anna Lahey, on which she also opened up about how she found out about it.
Jesinta recalled spending four years trying to get pregnant for the first time, never expecting that a second “miracle” was going to follow so soon after welcoming her first child, who is going to be 13-months-old when her little sibling arrives.
As difficult as Jesinta admits it's going to be at first, when she will have a one-year-old and a newborn to look after, she called the unplanned pregnancy “a blessing,” and she was happy to enjoy the experience of finding out about her pregnancy in such an exciting way.
VERY PROTECTIVE MOTHER
While Jesinta’s second child will be here in a few months, we probably will have to wait way more than that before we get to see the baby, considering how extremely careful she has been to not show her firstborn’s face on social media.
It was only mid-October, eight months after Tullulah was born, that Jesinta’s fans could catch a glimpse of the baby, with Jesinta sharing a picture of her daughter’s tiny legs and feet, wearing a pair of black Baby Vans.