When Steph McGovern was nineteen she was named ‘Young Engineer for Britain’ but her career has since taken a different path. Today she’s gone on to be an award-winning journalist.
Steph is the BBC Breakfast presenter with a recognisable voice and warm personality that everyone knows and loves. She’s held the fort on BBC’s Breakfast show for the last five years and also worked become an integral member of the Watchdog team.
The journalist and TV presenter is 37 years old and has certainly kept quiet about her personal life over the years. However, in July 2019 she announced that she was expecting her first child!
It’s clear to see that she’s a very successful presenter but how much do we know about Steph’s love life? Who is Steph McGovern’s partner? Here’s everything you need to know.
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Who is Steph McGovern’s partner?
Because Steph clearly likes to keep her private life private, it’s currently unknown who her partner is. And it looks like it’s staying that way.
All we know is that Steph has a girlfriend and she has a job within the TV industry too. According to Hello! Magazine, Steph’s other half is a ‘TV Executive’.
According to the BBC, Steph has to travel up and down the country for work meaning that she may not get to see her partner as often as she’d like to.
From rumours to the real thing
Steph has admitted that for the industry she’s in a thick skin is required as many people will criticize TV presenters and their looks.
Pregnancy rumours have surrounded her on and off for years. It got to a point for Steph where she actually took to Twitter to put an end to the rumours.
She said: “For those who are congratulating me on my ‘pregnancy’. I am not ‘with child’, I am ‘with pot belly'”.
However, in July 2019, she referred back to her previous Tweet to actually announce her pregnancy by saying: “I see my news is out! Yep, I am no longer with pot belly…… I am now with child”.
Steph has said that the baby is due in November 2019 and a source revealed that “Steph and her girlfriend are absolutely thrilled.”
Steph’s bumpy baby journey
Pregnancy is never an easy ride but reports have said that Steph’s has been difficult from the outset.
Right after confirming her pregnancy on July 14th, 2019, she admitted on television that she had been suffering badly from morning sickness.
Steph said on BBC Breakfast that she had “Bit of a rough start. But I’m alright now.” She also admitted that she almost threw up on her co-host Charlie Stayt at one point… now that would have been some brilliant television!
Steph gave birth to her baby on November 4th 2019. She and her partner welcomed a daughter and the BBC presenter took to Twitter to share the news.
Well hello world, just surfaced to let you know that we now have a daughter! Born on Monday morning just as @BBCBreakfast was wrapping up. We’re all fine and dandy. Just getting used to the eau de sick/poo I am now regularly wearing. #babylife ❤️ 👩👩👧
— Steph McGovern (@stephbreakfast) November 8, 2019
Will Steph leave the BBC after she has her baby?
Steph’s fans took to Twitter after the announcement of her pregnancy to beg her not to leave her position after having her baby. They said she would be “sorely missed”.
Steph’s BBC bio states that she’s a hard worker and isn’t shy of long hours so we’d assume that she’ll work for a long as she can before leaving to have her baby.
We’d say it’s unlikely that Steph will leave the BBC after having her first child. After all, she’s part of the BBC Breakfast family!
— Steph McGovern (@stephbreakfast) July 11, 2019
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