- Publish Date
- Thursday, 14 March 2019, 4:00PM
Celebrity chef Chelsea Winter and her partner, Douglas Renall, are expecting a "Chelsea bun"!
Following in the footsteps of famous New Zealand mums such as Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and hockey star Gemma McCaw, Winter announced her pregnancy on Instagram, with a photo of three measuring spoons.
Captioning the picture, Winter wrote: "Get ready for my sweetest creation yet... because there's currently a little Chelsea Bun baking away in the oven!"
"Yep, Douglas and I are absolutely chuffed to announce we're expecting the arrival of a delicious bundle later this year. We're just so grateful, and über excited for what the future holds (lots of puréeing, probably)."
Winter only recently went public with her relationship with author and winemaker Renall.
Renall has been involved with the wine industry both in New Zealand and France for many years. He has a Bachelor of Wine Science and Viticulture from Hawke's Bay.
He created and edits a wine website and has just published 100 Great New Zealand Wineries.
Best selling cookbook author Winter, who split from businessman and yachtie Mark Bullot earlier in 2018 after five years together, now calls the Bay of Plenty home.
She said, on exchanging her busy Auckland life for a beach lifestyle; "[I'm] feeling incredibly grateful to finally call this magical place my home."
Winter already has Bay of Plenty connections, with her father Mark Winter living on Marine Parade in the Mount.
Her brother Simon and sister Dana and their families also live in the Bay.