Home and Away actress Erika Heynatz has taken to Instagram to announce some fabulous news. Erika, 39, and her husband of 8 years Andrew Kingston are expecting their first child.

The former Australia’s Next Top Model host shared the news with her followers by posting a cute snap of her ultrasound in a cartoon template.

Followers and cast mates of the actress quickly tweeted their congratulations and shared in the couple’s excitement.

"Omg @erikaheynatz I'm so excited and thrilled for u! Over the moon!!! Congrats to both of u,'"Ada Nicodemou, who plays Leah on the soap,  wrote. 

Erika has just recently made her debut on the Aussie soap as the new biology teacher at Summer Bay High.


On Tuesday photos emerged from on-set that showcased the blonde’s growing baby bump as she filmed for the show at Palm Beach in Sydney.  It has not been confirmed as of yet whether Erika’s pregnancy will be written into the soap’s storyline.

Last year rumours began circling that the star was expecting after photos were taken of her while running in Sydney and was supposedly sporting a noticeable bump.

The svelte beauty quickly put these rumours to rest however when she was pictured at the beach shortly after with her husband wearing a tiny bikini and owning an enviously toned midsection.


Andrew is a finance broker in Sydney and the pair married in 2007. As well as landing a role on the long-running Home and Away, Erika has also starred in Legally Blonde the musical and Rocky Horror Picture Show.

It might be a while before she introduces her new bundle of joy to that particular project.