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John McAreavey and wife Tara reveal pregnancy news in birthday post to Twitter

John McAreavey and wife Tara Brennan pose for a snap posted to Twitter on Sunday in which they reveal they are expecting their second child.
Paul Ainsworth

JOHN McAreavey has announced his wife Tara is expecting the couple's second child.

The former Down Gaelic footballer revealed the news in a post to social media on Sunday.

Accompanying pictures of himself, wife Tara Brennan and their first son James celebrating the ex-GAA star's birthday, he wrote on Twitter: "Lovely birthday weekend with Tara, James and bump."

Tara gave birth to James in December 2020, four years after she and John married in a private ceremony in Co Kildare.

In September of 2020 the couple revealed their happy news about James in a social media post similar to their latest announcement, mentioning "the bump" while on a vacation in Co Donegal.

John's first wife Michaela was murdered on the couple's honeymoon to Mauritius in 2011. The 27-year-old teacher and daughter of Tyrone GAA boss Mickey Harte was found dead in the couple's hotel room.

To date, no-one has been convicted for her killing, while John has continued to campaign for justice for Michaela.

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