We’re expecting a baby boom in 2023 and congratulations are in order to a host of new reality tv parents.
Love Island Australia’s Grant Crapp was the first Australian reality TV star to welcome a new member to their family this year and we’re sure there’s plenty more to come!
Here are all of the Aussie reality stars who have welcomed a baby in 2023…
Married at First Sight Australia 2022 groom Anthony Cincotta is a father again, having welcomed a son with partner Kate.
Anthony, who has an 11-year-old daughter, Gabby, from a previous relationship, took to Instagram on June 1 to share the happy news alongside a snap of the newborn.
“Welcome to the world Milan Michael Anthony Cincotta,” the excited father wrote. “Or Milo as he is affectionately known as.
“Mum and bubba are doing fantastic and we as a family couldn’t be anymore in love.”
Anthony added that the lucky new addition has a “beautiful mum, a loving sister and a very proud dad ready to take him through his journey”.
“P.S. This is a warning of future baby spam coming through,” he teased.
The comment section was flooded with MAFS alum sending well wishes.
“Congrat big man. He’s perfect,” Brent Vitiello wrote, while Domenica Calarco expressed: “Welcome to the world little man!
“Congratulations to you and your gorgeous family.”
Olivia Frazer also dropped in to say that Milan was “divine”, and Matt Ridley mused that he was “simply adorable”.
Elyse Knowles and Josh Barker
The Block 2017 winners Elyse Knowles and Josh Barker have welcomed their second child – a beautiful baby boy!
The couple announced the exciting news with an adorable video shared to Instagram on May 21, in which they also confirmed the tot’s unique name and meaning behind it.
“Zaii Barker 🤍 To love and protect. 18th May 🐚,” they captioned the post.
The parents are clearly in awe of the newest addition to their fam, choosing the song ‘Eyes on You’ by Ed Patrick to accompany their announcement video.
Zaii arrives two years after Elyse and Josh welcomed their first-born Sunny.
Michelle Chiang and Louis Cheung
Survivor Blood vs Water star Michelle Chiang and her husband Louis Cheung welcomed their first child Theo earlier this week and we’re so happy for them!
The speech pathologist shared a series of snaps to Instagram introducing her baby to the world.
“Decided to make myself a present for my first Mother’s Day. Baby Theo arriving earth-side earlier this week,” she captioned the photos.
Many Survivor stars congratulated the new mum in the comments section.
Kristie Bennett commented: “Congratulations baby mumma!!!!!! Hello baby Theo!! How perfect,” whilst George Mladenov wrote a simple “Congrats” with a red heart.
Sarah Marie and Matty Fahd
Gogglebox Australia‘s Sarah Marie and Matty Fahd are now parents to TWO sons after welcoming their second child on May 10.
Taking to Instagram that same day, the beloved couple shared a carousel of photos of the new addition, whom they named Lyon Sainte Fahd.
“My baby boy, you have completed us,” Matty penned. “We waited for you, we dreamt of you.”
He added that their eldest son, Malik, “has been calling [Lyon’s] name”.
“We will love you unconditionally. We will love you until the end of time. Thank you for blessing us.”
Legions of reality TV stars flocked to the comment section to offer their congratulations, including Sarah Marie and Matty’s best friend-slash-co-star, Jad Nehmetallah.
“Can’t wait to meet the little fella,” he wrote. “God bless.”
Other Gogglebox stars also commented, including Isabelle Silbery and Adam Densten.
“Omg so beautiful Sarah & Matty. Love to you all,” Isabelle wrote.
Meanwhile, Adam penned: “Ahhhhh congratulations!!!!! Woooooo!!! What a little guy!”
Big Brother Australia 2020 star Sophie Budack is now a mum after welcoming a son on May 4.
The 29-year-old, who gave birth in the Netherlands, announced the new arrival on Instagram with two snaps on her Story.
The first photo was a black and white closeup of the newborn in a knitted cap, with the caption revealing his name: Henry Ellis Budack.
The second image was of Sophie cradling her son in hospital, which was originally shared by her family’s business, Café Pomegranate.
“Henry Ellis 04.05.2023,” she wrote over the Story.
The reality star first revealed she and her partner, Rutger, were expecting a baby in October 2022.
“Our little miracle arriving in May,” she teased, alongside a photo of a positive pregnancy test, an ultrasound and a baby onesie.
The couple have been together since early 2021.
Alex Nation and Carson Jory
The Bachelor’s Alex Nation and her fiancé Carson Jory welcomed a beautiful baby girl on April 20.
In a snap posted to Instagram, the 31-year-old revealed her newborn’s unique name.
“Pearl. 20.04.23 – 8.41am. Her entrance was pure magic and we are all just so in love,” she captioned a black and white photo of herself and Carson embracing their child. Aww!
This comes after the reality star opened up about her difficult pregnancy.
“Sadly, this is going to be my last pregnancy,” she told 9Honey.
“I haven’t enjoyed it. When it was really bad in the first few weeks… I kept thinking, ‘I’m meant to be enjoying this. This is my last pregnancy. Why is this happening? Is there something wrong?’” she shared.
Alex also admitted that her pregnancy impacted her relationship with her family.
“I was moody. I didn’t want anyone near me. I was so disconnected from myself and my family, even my sons,” she added.
Tahan Lew and David Reynolds
Big Brother Australia 2013‘s Tahan Lew and her boyfriend David Reynolds welcomed their second child on April 12.
The 33-year-old posted an adorable photo of her new baby girl alongside the caption “It’s a girl!”
“I would like to introduce… Ravayah Rae Reynolds – born 12/4/23. We are all in love,” she wrote.
The mother-of-two also shared a snap of Ravayah laying down next to her son Ryu, and our hearts have officially melted!
Many Big Brother stars left kind words congratulating the couple.
Tahan’s co-star Tully Smyth commented “Congrats guys!”, whilst Big Brother 2020 star Sarah McDougal said “Omgggg a girl, congrats guys!!”.
Booka Nile and Luke Millar
Married at First Sight Australia 2021‘s Booka Nile is now a mum after welcoming a son with Luke Millar on April 9.
“Can’t believe it’s possible to love someone this much,” the Western Australian penned on Instagram.
“Welcome to the world my little Easter baby.”
A series of snaps accompanied the announcement, led by an image of Booka cradling her son in her hospital bed.
On April 15, Luke posted a series of sweet snaps to Instagram confirming the name of their child.
“Welcome to the world my boy, Halen Millar Nile,” he wrote.
The rock’n’roll-inspired name is a reference to the band Van Halen, which is very fitting as Booka is a huge rock music fan.
Upon revealing she was pregnant in September 2022, Booka confessed she and her child’s father were not together and “have no plans to be”.
However, they had high hopes to strengthen their bond to be “great friends” as they co-parent.
“Our only goal is that our son is loved and cared for by both of us and that he grows up knowing how loved he is by his mum and dad.”
Martha Kalifatidis and Michael Brunelli
Married at First Sight Australia 2019‘s popular couple Martha Kalifatidis and Michael Brunelli had fans oohing and ahhing upon the arrival of their first child, Lucius Brunelli.
Revealing the birth of their son on February 27, the couple shared the news in typical influencer fashion — an Instagram post.
“Lucius Brunelli. He’s here, he’s perfect,” Martha, 34, wrote alongside an image of their bundle of joy wrapped in a baby blanket.
In the comments below the post, Michael, 32, clarified how to pronounce the child’s name, writing, “LOO-SHUS if you’re wondering.”
In early February, Martha revealed the baby will have a classic Italian name as a nod to the country he was conceived in.
The duo told fans on September 5, 2022 that they were expecting their first child after discovering Martha was pregnant while holidaying in Rome.
However, the TV bride had been suffering from the rare pregnancy illness Hyperemesis Gravidarum, which she has since overcome.
Grant Crapp and Lucy Cartwright
Love Island Australia 2021 winner Grant welcomed his son Levi Brent Crapp with partner Lucy Cartwright in late January 2023.
The Challenge: Global Championships competitor took to Instagram on January 29 to share the first snap of his newborn, wrapped up in an adorable blanket and matching hat with a native flora and fauna print.
“Welcome to the world – Levi Brent Crapp ❤️,” Grant wrote.
He also tagged Lucy in the post, exclaiming that he was “in complete awe” of her.
“Our son is beautiful and Charli will love having a little brother 👨👩👧👦,” Grant finished the post.
Reality TV alum flooded the comments with their congratulations.
Ciarran Stott wrote a simple “congratulations bro”, to which Grant responded: “cheers bruz.”
“He’s absolutely gorgeous,” Olympian and The Challenge Australia star Emily Seebolm said, while Sugar Neekz added: “Love his name! He is adorable ❤️ congratulations”.
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