Criminal defence solicitor expecting child with Celebrity Big Brother reality star

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Couple met after she represented Jeremy McConnell for assaulting Hollyoaks actress Stephanie Davis

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A criminal solicitor is expecting her first child with her Celebrity Big Brother (CBB) boyfriend.

Katie McCreath, a lawyer at Crown Defence Solicitors, is said to have acted for model and reality TV personality Jeremy McConnell after he was arrested for assaulting his then on-off girlfriend Stephanie Davis, who he met while the pair were on CBB.

The couple, who have been together for over a year, announced their happy news to family and friends over the weekend, and are due their bundle of joy in December, The Sun reports. A source said:

“Jeremy and Katie are ecstatic. The baby marks a brand new chapter in their lives. They are both so excited and can’t wait to welcome their little son or daughter. Jeremy has found someone that he really loves and wants to be with forever. They can’t wait to become parents and start a family together.”

They added: “Katie has really supported Jeremy through the tough times and helped him grow as a person.”

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McConnell, 29, is already a father to two-year-old Caben-Albi with his ex-girlfriend Davis. He has limited contact with both his son and Davis after being found guilty of assaulting the Hollyoaks actress. McConnell was handed a 20-week sentence, suspended for a year, but later spent 34 days behind bars after he missed court-ordered community service to get a beard and hair transplant in Turkey. He was released in December 2017.

The Irish model who has appeared on This Morning, Beauty School Cop Outs and The Jeremy Kyle Show, revealed he is 18-months sober after becoming hooked on class A drug cocaine after leaving the CBB house. “I’m the happiest I’ve ever been. I wake up happy and I radiate happiness,” McConnell told The Sun. “I can count friends and family on two hands now. I don’t want to associate with anybody that’s negative, that brings toxic energy to my life. I’m proud to where I’ve got to now.”

That newfound happiness is perhaps due to his blossoming relationship with the solicitor. The pair’s relationship was thrust into the tabloid spotlight when it was reported McCreath was living with ex-client McConnell after he left prison in December. They had previously been pictured leaving court together (though it was actually her colleague, James Morris, who acted for McConnell in court).

McCreath studied law at BPP Law School before being admitted to the roll in 2010. Her firm profile states she’s a specialist in serious and high-profile criminal defence, and that she qualified as a higher courts advocate.

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