Charliann Broadhurst, 28, had a night of passion with childhood sweetheart Ryan Hill some weeks after splitting.
But Charliann, who has three other children with Ryan, was stunned to find soon after that her family was to double in size.
Yet the mum, who gave birth to two identical boys Cayon and Carter, and tiny Ryana in May last year, today said the unexpected pregnancy was “the best thing ever” for her relationship with Ryan.
Charliann said: “It’s a miracle. It was like someone wanted to bring us back together.
“It literally is a fairytale.
“I tell everyone I fell pregnant on a one night stand – it just happened to be with the man I already had kids with.”
Charliann and Ryan had been dating since school and already had daughters Cassi-Lee, eight, Caira-Jae, seven, and Siena, five.
Despite splitting in 2018, they still shared equal childcare and on one visit, one thing lead to another.
She soon discovered she was expecting triplets and she phoned Ryan, who “almost crashed his car when he heard.”
“He just went silent,” Charliann said.
“We literally couldn’t speak to each other for 12 hours as we were taking it in.”
Charliann now though spends eight hours a day breastfeeding and has to buy everything in threes – the tots have three cots, three high chairs and each outfit has to be bought three times.
Mealtimes and bath times are, she says, a “military operation.”
She said: “That time between the elder kids coming home from school and bathtime is a military routine.
“And when I say military routine I mean a conveyor belt. It’s like ‘Change nappy 1-2-3’.
“It’s so hectic. I wouldn’t even invite someone in for a cuppa at that time.
“I like to keep things clean too and that’s another thing that stresses me out. My life is cleaning, cooking, washing, doing errands, having to get their stuff for school.”