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Pregnant Stephanie Davis questioned bringing baby into 'toxic relationship'

Published 19/07/2016

Stephanie Davis has now split from the former Mr Ireland
Stephanie Davis has now split from the former Mr Ireland

Pregnant Celebrity Big Brother star Stephanie Davis has revealed her hesitation to bring a baby into the "toxic relationship" she has with the baby's father Jeremy McConnell.

The ex-Hollyoaks actress met McConnell, a former Mr Ireland, in the reality TV house but their relationship broke down before she found out she was expecting a baby.

McConnell has since said he would be requesting a paternity test.

Speaking on ITV's Loose Women, Davis was asked if she had considered not going through with the pregnancy.

She said: " At one point I got certain phone calls and completely broke down and was on my hands and knees and I couldn't take anymore.

"I said in the house what I went through in the past and I thought he was the one to save me from that and never let me go through anything like that again.

"I lost it and thought I am reliving the same nightmare but worse, now I'm pregnant. I thought this isn't fair to bring a baby into such a toxic relationship."

Davis said McConnell is "100%" the father or her child and admitted she "cried her eyes out" when she found out she was pregnant.

She said: " Jeremy wanted a baby with me and kept saying 'I want to get you pregnant', but looking at it outside the situation, it wasn't the right thing to do - but it just kind of happened and was a bit of a shock.

"I never would have got pregnant to do it alone and with it played out everywhere."

In a statement to the show, McConnell said: " Me and Steph broke up after numerous arguments and fights over insecurities and work schedules.

"In the month after we split, I saw videos online of her in bed with guys which is why I said I would ask for a test to prove I'm the dad. Having a baby won't fix what me and Steph had already tried to fix so many times."

Dressed in a a blue off-the-shoulder dress, Davis showed off her growing baby bump to the hosts of the show and said she had visited a psychic - who told her she was expecting a boy.

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