Olympic swimmer Emily Seebohm and MAFS groom Ryan Gallagher found love when they competed on The Challenge Australia together.
The couple hard launched their relationship in December 2022, and they announced their engagement in March this year. Now, they’ve checked off another milestone with the happy news that they’ve welcomed their first child, a boy called Sampson.
Ryan penned a sweet post about his son’s birth on Instagram.
“The last 10 days have been the best of my life to date, Sampson Ryan Seebohm has changed our lives and we bloody love him he’s perfect,” he wrote alongside a photo of him holding his son.
Emily shared a black-and-white photo of an adult holding holding a baby’s hand and captioned it, “He’s here.”
Famous friends share well wishes
The comments section of the announcement photos is littered with congratulatory messages from friends – many whom are high profile Australian stars.
“HELLO SAMPSON 💙💙💙 congratulations! Excited to meet him!” I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! contestant David Subritzky wrote on Emily’s photo.
“Congratulations team! Hope the little man is happy on the outside!” Olympian Giaan Rooney commented.
Meanwhile, Survivor Australia fan fav Shonee Bowtell, who’s currently pregnant, wrote: “Awwww!!!! Yay!!!!!!!” on Ryan’s post.
MAFS relationship expert Mel Schilling commented, “Congratulations Daddy! Xx”.
Emily had a struggled with her pregnancy
Emily announced her pregnancy in July via Instagram. “We’ve had a little bump in the road,” she captioned a short clip of her and Ryan hugging each other after exposing her pregnant belly.
At an event in August, the Olympic swimmer admitted that she’d struggled with pregnancy.
“If you ask me, it’s been awful. I just call myself Shrek these days,” Seebohm said while pointing at her swollen feet.