Wrapping their arms around one another with beaming smiles as they splash in the waves, pregnant Tessa James and husband Nate Myles are a picture of happiness.
Proudly displaying her gorgeous bikini bump body, the former Home And Away star was positively glowing last week as she enjoyed the Gold Coast sun on a secluded beach with her husband of six years.
'Tessa has never looked more beautiful,' one onlooker tells New Idea. 'She's even more gorgeous pregnant, and she and Nate seemed so in love. They were hugging and laughing in the water, holding hands to and from the shore. Such a lovely couple.'
The couple's amazing beach day out comes as friends of the pair reveal their immense joy their first pregnancy has brought them.
Tessa and Nate, who announced their pregnancy in August, have made no secret of their desire to start a family.
'Tessa has always wanted to have kids...she doesn't want to leave things too late,' NRL star Nate recently told the Gold Coast Bulletin. 'She is worried about the size of my melon, but we are both ready for the next period of our relationship.'
And while 26-year-old Tessa - who has said that she 'can't wait' to be a mum - has worried her battle with Hodgkins lymphoma cancer in 2014 would affect her plans to conceive, she was always hopeful her baby dream would come true.
'There are high stats of people my age having had treatment who have children so I hope that is in the future for us,' she told The Sunday Telegraph. 'I guess if it's meant to be, it's meant to be.'
Tessa is believed to be seven months pregnant.
For the full story, see this weeks issue of New Idea.