Sydney Swans football great Barry Hall and his former Hi-5 star girlfriend Lauren Brant are having a baby! It’s been a whirlwind six-month romance for the unlikely couple, who first met on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here last year.
Lauren confirmed the pregnancy this morning via Instagram writing, “This is OUR OWN little baby. Barry and I are beyond excited to share this news. I just LOVE kids and I have dreamt of the day I will be able to have my own. Well, I have finally found the perfect partner who will also be the worlds best Dad, and we have been blessed with a little miracle. IM PREGNANT!” The adorable ultrasound image shows a little hand, and in a nod to her previous role, Lauren tagged the image #hi5
According to New Idea the pair found out they were to become parents in August, despite several negative pregnancy tests.
“We fell madly in love and it happened really quite quickly,” Lauren told New Idea. “The stars are aligning. Everything’s perfect.”
The 27-year-old found out she was expecting via a blood test, and couldn’t wait to tell her partner, Facetiming Barry as she waited to board a plane. The former AFL tough man says he was concerned about what the public would think of their pregnancy, “But in the end we just didn’t care,” he says. “We’re just us and we’re happy.”
Lauren has moved to Melbourne to be with the 39-year-old father-to-be saying, “Barry would never be mean to me. He’s so beautiful, he’s like my protector… I feel he’s going to be the best dad.”
We filled up on steak and chips… then thought about hitting the clubs… no we didn’t! We just came home and are SO excited about going to sleep! #nanacouple #wefoundlove #earlynight #fridaynight #candles #tired #relaxed #bestfriends #bed #sleep #goodnight #melbourne #bedtime #sweetdreams
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The actress was embroiled in a scandal with ex with NRL star Beau Ryan, after allegations the pair had an affair.
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