Pippa O'Connor has announced that she and her husband Brian Ormond are expecting their third child together.

The former model, businesswoman and social media influencer revealed the baby news on Instagram.

She posted a black and white photo of herself cradling her baby bump and wrote: "I'm feeling beyond grateful and happy to be sharing our special news.

"We are all so excited to welcome baby Ormond to our family this Autumn."

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Friends and followers congratulated O'Connor on the happy news.

Rosanna Davidson wrote: "Aww that's amazing news! Huge congratulations", while TV chef Donal Skehan commented: "Massive massive congrats! Exciting times!"

O'Connor expressed her gratitude for all the well wishes, writing in an Instagram story: "Thank you so much for the kindness."

Meanwhile, Ormond said he was "so excited" in an Instagram story, adding "Love you @pipsy_pie XX".

O'Connor and Ormond, who wed in Wicklow in 2011, are already parents to sons Ollie, 8, and Louis, 5.

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Announcing Louis's birth in 2013, O'Connor wrote on social media: "This morning my heart grew in size as Louis Ormond entered the world.. all 8lbs 14oz of him?"

She continued: "He is so beautiful and looks exactly like his brother. Feeling so lucky to be blessed with another little angel. We are bursting with love and happiness."