Coleen Rooney has confirmed that she is expecting her fourth child with husband, footballer Wayne Rooney.

Coleen, who is already mum to three boys, shared the happy news of her pregnancy with her fans on twitter this morning.

Coleen Rooney pregnant

Coleen Rooney pregnant: the star took to social media to confirm the happy news this morning

“So Happy!!!” the star wrote. “Never denied the news, but I was always protecting it!! Had scan & all checks are fine…..Baby number 4 is on its way.”

The 31-year-old made reference in her tweet to the rumours that have been surrounding her over the last couple of months. After photographs were published of the mum sporting a bump whilst on holiday with her sons, speculation grew that the glam business woman was expecting another baby.

However, Coleen took to twitter in July to try and swerve questions surrounding her pregnancy saying “yes I’ve put weight on…”

But, as pointed out by Coleen today – she never denied the news! She was merely waiting for the all clear from doctors before sharing her happy news with the public.

“I can imagine having a girl”

Coleen is mum to sons Kai, Kit and Klay, but revealed earlier this month that ‘if’ she was ever to have another baby, she would love to have a girl.

Happy Fathers Day to our Dad! Thanks for being you, we love you all the world. Love your boys 💙💙💙

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Speaking to New! magazine Coleen said, “I can imagine having a girl. I’ve got a massive family so I’m around girls as well as having boys myself.

“I’m not desperate, but a girl would be nice as part of the family.”

“I’m happy with the boys and I’ve got plenty of friends and family who I can always treat to a nice dress.’’

If Coleen and Wayne Rooney do welcome a little girl next year, they’ll be following in the footsteps of Victoria Beckham and her famous footballer husband David.

The couple had three sons before welcoming their only daughter Harper in 2011.