Coleen Rooney has said she would love her next child to be a girl because it would “complete the family”.
The pregnant wife of Manchester United footballer Wayne Rooney also said her husband would not push their two sons into a career in football.
Speaking to OK! magazine, she said they will “definitely not” find out the sex of their third child ahead of the birth.
“Hopefully the anticipation of the sex will make the labour go a bit quicker,” she said.
“It’s also exciting for the boys not to know whether they’ll be having a little brother or sister,” she said, but added: “I’d love a girl because it would complete the family.”
The happy couple, both 29, went online last month to announce that the new arrival is expected in January.
The childhood sweethearts, who married in Italy in 2008, already have two sons – Kai, five, and two-year-old Klay.
Coleen told the magazine Kai is now playing for a local football team and Klay “has loved kicking a ball around since the beginning” – but she said Wayne would never push them into professional football.
“He knows how hard it is and how much you have to sacrifice.
“He was playing football from such a young age that he never got to play out with his friends because he was training every night or travelling on the bus to games.”
“It would have to be something they wanted themselves,” she said.