The announcement came on the Bradley Lowery Foundation Facebook page, a charity set up following the death of the couple’s six-year-old son Bradley.
Bradley died in 2017 following a battle with neuroblastoma cancer. His bravery and spirit inspired families across the North East and beyond.
Gemma and Carl, also parents to Kieran, spoke of their excitement to meet their new arrival in November.
As the news broke, the North East community rallied around with messages of love and support.
Here’s what you had to say on our social media pages:
Lisa Harrison: "This is lovely news, a gift from Bradley as he knows how much of good parents you are. Bless you, congratulations.”
Jill Kenny: “Congratulations I'm over the moon for you both.”
Irene Smith: “Congratulations, love and best wishes.”
Andrew Stuart Neil: “Congratulations, Bradley will be looking down on you both.”
Robert Redpath: “Bradley would proud in heaven looking down on family.”
Ann Barnes: “Wishing you so much happiness, health and love together.”
Joe and Pam Stewart: “Wonderful news. You will be in our prayers. So happy for you.”
Michelle Robson Flett: “Congratulations to you all, a gift sent from heaven.”
Annelise Hamilton: “Bradley will be looking down on his little brother or sister with absolute pride and so much love.”
June Martin: “Nobody can get any better news than this, that is so wonderful, congratulations to you all. Bradley [would have] been over the moon for another sister or brother.”
Jan Conner: “Such wonderful news. Bradley will never be forgotten.”