There has been a reality TV baby boom!
Congratulations are in order for a host of reality stars who have celebrated their children’s arrival this year.
From The Bachelor‘s Sam and Snezana Wood’s health scare to Gogglebox’s Adam Densten’s daughter’s “hectic” birth story, here are all of the Aussie reality stars who have welcomed a baby in 2022.
Justine Schofield and Brent Staker
Masterchef Australia season one’s Justine Schofield has welcomed her first child with former AFL star Brent Staker.
The Everyday Gourmet host took to Instagram on September 4 to introduce fans to her newborn son, sharing an adorable snap of his teeny tiny toes.
“Our beautiful baby boy Louis Staker is here. We are so in love,” Justine penned, adding that his name is “pronounced Loui”.
Just like the little Prince of Cambridge (or perhaps she’s a 1Directioner? It’s adorable, either way).
Meanwhile, Brent was happy to share his first-ever father’s day with his son.
“Our beautiful boy Louis Staker is here… Just in time for Father’s Day,” he said, sharing the same heartwarming pic.
Numerous Masterchef alum congratulated the new parents, including contestants Emelia Jackson, Julie Goodwin and Sarah Tiong, as well as current judge Melissa Leong.
Even My Kitchen Rules’ Manu Feildel commented, “Toutes mes félicitations”, which (roughly) translates to “congratulations” in French.
Tara Pavlovic and Nick Shepherdson
Former Bachelor star Tara Pavlovic is a second-time mum after welcoming a daughter with husband Nick Shepherdson!
The now mum-of-two took to Instagram on Saturday, September 3, to announce the arrival of Edi-Rae, who was born on September 1.
“She is absolute perfection in every single way,” the reality star gushed! “Such a calm little temperament from the moment she was born. Feeling beyond blessed.
“Mumma, Dadda and your big brother Paddy love you SO much. Thank you for completing our little family 💕”
Kyle Sandilands and Tegan Kynaston
“I have an announcement… Otto has been born!” Jackie, who is the newborn’s godmother, said. “We are so excited. Tegan’s really healthy, the baby’s healthy.”
The following day, Kyle took to The Kyle and Jackie O Show to give the team the first glimpse of baby Otto via video call, which was then shared on the show’s social channels.
“I’ve never been this delighted ever,” Kyle said of his son, adding that he was “overwhelmed” after Jackie asked if he cried during the birth.
Jackie added of her godson: “He is so cute!” And yep, he totally is!
Noni Janur and Sam Livingston
The Bachelor Australia 2016‘s Noni Janur has welcomed her first child, a daughter, with partner Sam Livingston.
The 31-year-old took to Instagram on August 8 to reveal that the pair “had an early surprise over the weekend” — and surprise, indeed!
“What I thought was going to be a normal weekly check up on Friday turned into something a little more,” Noni penned.
Richie Strahan‘s former Bachie suitor revealed that she was diagnosed with cholestasis “a few hours after” a routine check-up and as such, was induced the following morning.
“After a full day of labour, baby girl finally joined us earth side on Sunday🤎 Welcome to the world lil mama, we’ve been waiting for you 🥰. [sic].”
On August 10, Noni revealed her newborn’s name.
“Meet the new love of our lives🤎 Indah Raana Livingston 🐚 You are pure perfection [sic],” she wrote.
The name Indah is of Indonesian origin, meaning “pretty” while Raana — of Islamic origin — means “stylish” and “beautiful”.
Matt Whyatt and Kim Hartnett
The Bachelorette Australia’s Matt Whyatt is a first-time dad!
Sharing the news on July 31, the reality star — who appeared on Angie Kent’s season of the dating series — welcomed a son with his partner, Love Island Australia season one’s Kim Hartnett.
“Chase James Whyatt ❤️ You are perfect 👶🏼 Mum & Dad love you so much, [sic]” he captioned the post, accompanied by some GORGEOUS photos.
Could Chase become a future BMX star like his dad?!
Dan Ewing and Katrina Risteska
They chose the name Nevaeh because it is “heaven”, spelt backwards. So sweet!
Taking to Instagram just days later, Dan wrote a heartfelt message to his new baby girl: “My darling daughter. You were sent here by one very special guardian angel in particular of that I am certain.”
He continued: “Your beautiful Mum, big brother Archie and I are so blessed you found your way to us. Welcome to the world little girl. [sic]”
In the Instagram carousel, Dan shared an adorable photo of Nevaeh, a picture of him holding his holding daughter and an intimate post-birth moment.
The former Home and Away star shares son Archie with his ex-wife, comedy-writer Marni Little.
Sharna Burgess and Brian Austin Green
The dancer took to Instagram on July 1 to announce the arrival of their son, Zane Walker Green.
“My heart is now forever outside of my body,” the 37-year-old wrote.
Brian, who has four children from previous relationships, shared the same photo, with the couple revealing Zane was born on June 28.
Moana Hope and Isabella Carlstrom
On June 26, Australian Survivor’s Moana Hope announced the birth of her second child with wife Isabella Carlstrom.
Taking to her Instagram, the reality star shared a gorgeous black and white image of her holding her new baby’s teeny tiny foot.
“Oh how wonderful life is now that you are in the world. 🧡 ♾️ We are so in love,” she captioned the post.
A day later, Moana shared a carousel of images of the new addition, announcing that she had given birth to a son named Ahi Joseph Carlstrom on June 24.
“We are proud parents of this beautiful baby boy,” Moana penned on Instagram. “Coming in at almost 4kg’s, we endured 24 hours of labour that was the hardest and most challenging thing I’ve ever done in my life both physically and emotionally.”
Baby Ahi is the younger sibling to sister Svea and welcome addition to their “modern family“.
Beck Zemek and Ben Michell
Married at First Sight Australia 2021 bride Beck Zemek welcomed her first baby with her partner, Ben Michell.
The reality star, whose most recent stint has been on Celebrity Apprentice 2022, announced the birth of her daughter via Instagram on Thursday, June 2.
Taking to her stories, Beck shared a gorgeous picture of her own hand being held by her newborn, however, no name has been given at the time of writing. We’re betting it is absolutely beautiful though!
Darren Jolly and Lucy Porter
Ex-footballer and The Block 2015 star Darren Jolly has welcomed another child — his first with partner Lucy Porter.
The 40-year-old took to Instagram on May 31 to reveal the exciting news, welcoming their daughter Olive Rita Porter Jolly.
“You are such a special gift and we love you so much!!” he wrote alongside a number of precious snaps.
Darren also shares two daughters with his ex-wife, Deanne, with whom he won $935,000 during their stint on The Block.
Tiffiny Hall and Ed Kavalee
Former Biggest Loser trainer Tiffiny Hall and her comedian husband Ed Kavalee have announced the arrival of their second child — a beautiful daughter.
37-year-old Tiffiny welcomed the new addition on Instagram, telling the world that their four-year-old son, Arnold, now has a sibling.
“Arnold’s little sister has arrived,” she penned online. “Welcome Vada Kavalee. 30.05.2022.”
Josh Millgate and Saige Todd
Australian Survivor: Blood vs Water hottie Josh Millgate has officially entered his “daddy” era in every sense of the word, after announcing the birth of his first child.
Taking to Instagram on Monday, May 30, the 31-year-old reality TV star and his fiancée, Saige Todd, introduced their baby boy, Kade Koha Millgate.
“Our miracle man has arrived,” Saige penned, revealing their bub arrived on May 27.
Will McMahon and Sem Veeger
Celebrity Apprentice Australia 2022 star Will McMahon (and one half of Will and Woody) can now add “Dad” to his growing list of accomplishments after welcoming his first child with girlfriend, Sem Veeger.
Taking to Instagram on Wednesday, May 25, Will announced that he and his partner had welcomed baby Max to the world.
Sharing an adorable snap of him and his newborn daughter, he joked that she already has more hair than him! Lol!
Jesse Raeburn and Mel Manson
The Block 2019 stars Jesse and Mel Raeburn welcomed their first child in May.
Khloe Raeburn was born on 19 May, 2022. And yes, her name is spelt like everyone’s fave Kardashian sister, and yes, we are obsessed with it.
Jesse and Mel announced the happy news on their joint Instagram account.
Mary Viturino and Conor Canning
In late May, Bachelor in Paradise’s Mary Viturino and Conor Canning welcomed their second child together.
The couple announced the birth of Luna Audrey Canning on May 23.
Mary and Conor have not officially announced their daughter’s birth date, but did reveal that she was born five weeks early.
Gogglebox star Adam Densten has revealed the “hectic” story which led up to the birth of his daughter, Celia Kate.
According to the podcast host, Celia arrived four weeks early (in early May) and he and his wife Rachel were only given 45 minutes’ notice to “whip the baby out” after she had noticed their baby had stopped moving.
In the end, all was well and Adam got a cracker of a podcast episode out of the story.
Sam and Snezana Wood
The reality TV golden couple welcomed their baby daughter Harper Jones on May 4, 2022.
Tragically, following the birth, Snezana quickly fell ill, and mum and baby were both rushed to intensive care.
Harper joins her sisters, Eve, 16, (Snez’s daughter from a previous relationship), Willow, four, and Charlie, two.
On April 30 former Bachelorette Becky Miles had her first child – a daughter – with her partner James Bevitron.
Billie Austin Bevin was born seven (!!!) weeks early, and mum announced the birth three days later, on May 2.
“She’s early but she’s doing so well,” Becky wrote on Instagram.
Bianca Chatfield and Mark Scrivens
On February 3, the couple welcomed Kyah Ziggi Scrivens, who was the first Aussie reality TV baby born this year.
She is an absolute cherub, and we are squealing!
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