Holycross lady Jean Tierney with RTÉ presenter Kathryn Thomas
A LIMERICK woman who has captured the nation’s hearts in this year’s Operation Transformation series has become pregnant after two previous heartbreaks.
Thirty-three year old Jean Tierney from Holycross, Bruff, who works at House Limerick, revealed on Wednesday's edition of the RTÉ Show that she is pregnant for a third time.
Her wonderful news means she will be withdrawing from taking part in the Operation Transformation programme but viewers will be hoping that the inspirational Limerick woman will walk the catwalk for the finale in week eight.
Jean’s previous heartbreak was the key reason she applied for Operation Transformation.
It was due to the tragic death of her little girl Sloane, or Warrior, at just five days old last January – and a miscarriage later the same year.
She revealed the news to host Kathryn Thomas, who travelled to Limerick for an emotional interview with Jean who revealed that, after her previous heartbreak, she is pregnant again.
She said she and her fiance Paddy were thrilled at the discovery - describing it as "the best thing ever.”
Because of her difficult medical history, she was ordered to stop following the weight loss and training programme.
News of Jean's pregnancy has sparked massive discussion on social media with #OperationTransformation trending on Twitter.
Wow, Jean's positivity is infectious. An incredibly brave, humble, strong woman. What an inspiring person! #OperationTransformation— Shane O'Donnell (@Shane_O_Donnell) February 13, 2019