Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley shares excitement about becoming a mother as she celebrates 30th birthday

by Sharnaz Shahid

With only a few weeks to go before she welcomes her first child, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley took a moment to reflect on her life as she celebrated her 30th birthday on Tuesday. Taking to her Instagram page to share a picture of herself blowing candles, the mother-to-be thanked her friends and fans for their well-wishes before toasting her milestone birthday. "Thank you to everyone for all the special birthday wishes," she began. "My heart feels full of warmth and love turning 30 today! Being that it's such a milestone I can't help but look back, reflect and smile on all that life has brought me, whilst looking forward to the future and feeling as if life is just about to begin."

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She added: "I am so grateful for all the incredible moments I have lived so far but mostly for all the people that I've met who have touched my heart along the way and for love and joy in my life today with my beautiful family and friends. Bye Bye 20's you were hot, hello 30's can't wait to see what you got in store for me!! #JustGettingStarted#1987." The British beauty and her partner Jason Statham announced their baby news in February. At the time, she shared a beautiful picture of herself relaxing on the beach with the caption: "Very happy to share that Jason and I are expecting!! Lots of love Rosie x."

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The A-list couple have been in a relationship since 2010, they confirmed their engagement six years later. Although the stars keep their romance on the down-low, Rosie has previously revealed the secret to what makes her relationship work with her fiancé. She told Self magazine: "We're best mates. He makes me laugh every day. I almost feel like I never had a proper boyfriend before!"