Natasha Baker is pregnant! Paralympic dressage champion announces she is expecting her first child with husband Mark Jaconelli
Natasha Baker is pregnant.
The Paralympic dressage champion, 32, has announced she is expecting her first child with husband Mark Jaconelli as she unveiled her baby bump for the first time in a glam shoot.
Natasha revealed that the pregnancy was a ‘complete shocker’ as although it was in her plans to get pregnant, it happened a lot quicker than she expected.
Natasha Baker is pregnant! The Paralympic dressage champion, 32, has announced she is expecting her first child with husband Mark Jaconelli as she unveiled her baby bump
Natasha, who married business owner Mark in March, announced the happy news of their baby boy in an interview with HELLO! magazine.
He whispered: ‘This is going to be our first Christmas as Mr and Mrs, but our last as just the two of us!
Natasha said, ‘This is something we have always wanted and planned for, but it happened faster than we expected.’
Following Natasha’s triumph at the Tokyo Games in the summer of 2021, when she won a team gold and two individual silvers, the couple tied the knot in a magical wedding last March.
Talented: At London 2012, Natasha won two golds, and at Rio she claimed a hat-trick (pictured in Tokyo in 2018)
The newlyweds honeymooned in the Maldives before Natasha brought home two more medals from the Equestrian Herring World Championships in Denmark.
They came to know that they are going to become parents after a few days. ‘We were both in complete shock,’ said Natasha.
Learn more: Read the full article at Hello! magazine out now
‘I never in a million years thought it would happen so quickly. How lucky are we. It’s a blessing – and it works out perfectly in time for Paris,’ said Natasha, who is hoping to compete at the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games.
At 14 months old, a transverse myelitis disorder left Natasha with permanent nerve damage, loss of balance and sensation, and severe weakness in her legs.
Her father Phil told MailOnline last August: ‘If she was sitting here and you said to her, ‘Any remorse?’ So she would say, ‘If this had not happened to me, I would not be here today’.
Success is a family business: his mother, Lorraine, is his international groom and is in Tokyo with him, while Phil, a former engineer, works full-time at the yard.
In London 2012, Natasha won two golds and claimed a hat-trick in Rio.
Read the full article at Hello! Magazine out now.
Throwback: At 14 months old, a transverse myelitis disorder left her with permanent nerve damage, loss of balance and sensation, and severe weakness in her legs (pictured with her first trophy at age nine)