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Matildas star Katrina Gorry reveals gender of unborn baby

"Adding more love to our story."
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In June 2023, Matildas player Katrina Gorry got engaged to her soulmate and Swedish footballer Clara Markstedt.

Five months later in November, the sports stars shared that they were expecting a baby together. 

A carousel of photos was posted with Katrina’s first child Harper and their dog wearing big sister and brother outfits, holding the ultrasound! 

Adding more love to our love story,” the post was captioned.

WATCH NOW: Katrina Gorry reveals the gender of her unborn second child. Article continues after the video.

And now, a month later the lovebirds have revealed the gender of their unborn baby in a confetti cannon reveal they filmed and shared on both of their Instagram accounts. 

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“I guess we are BOY mums now,” the couple excitedly captioned the video. 

Matildas stars ran to the comments to congratulate the couple.

“Yesssssss 😍🥰🥰🥰😍,” Mackenzie Arnold wrote. 

“😍😍😍,” Caitlin Foord replied, Ellie Carpenter adding a heart emoji of her own. 

Katrina Gorry and Clara Markstedt’s baby announcement 1/4. (Credit: Instagram)

Speaking with our sister publication Woman’s Day in January 2023, Katrina said her teammates were “pretty excited” when they found out her fiancee Clara was having a baby boy, who is due to give birth in June this year. 

She also noted that Clara’s pregnancy was a huge surprise for the couple: “We never thought [IVF] would work first go for us.”

Her daughter Harper is also very excited to become a big sister. 

“We talk about her little brother, and she’s noticed the change in my body,” Clara told the publication. 

“She’s got about 20 dollies, all of their names are Oliver, and she drives them around in a little pram while she shushes them.”

“We’ve asked her what she’s going to do when the baby starts crying, and apparently she’s going to give him a babycino!” Clara laughed.

Katrina Gorry and Clara Markstedt’s baby announcement 2/4. (Credit: Instagram)

Katrina also shared that it was strange to not be the one carrying the baby this time around. 

“It’s a bit strange to not be able to feel everything and that I’m watching him grow, instead of carrying him but it has been nice to have a partner to go through it with this time.”

Katrina Gorry and Clara Markstedt’s baby announcement 3/4. (Credit: Instagram)

When Clara first got down on one knee and proposed to Katrina, she said no.

“I said no at first because I was in shock and then I said, ‘Of course, yes!’,” she confessed to our sister site, Woman’s Day.

“We had a picnic by the water, played some cards and Clara showed me a video of our past year together.

“She wrote me a letter, told me to close my eyes, and got down on one knee. It was beautiful.”

Katrina Gorry and Clara Markstedt’s baby announcement 4/4. (Credit: Instagram)

The pair got engaged while on a romantic weekend trip away in Falkenberg, Sweden. On the day of their engagement, Clare shared a heartwarming post with the caption: “She said YES! How did I get so lucky”.

So how did their beautiful romance blossom?

Well, it first started in 2021 when Katrina and Clara began playing on the same Swedish football team, Vittsjo GIK.

The pair got engaged in June 2023. (Credit: Instagram)

It was a true friends-to-lovers romance trope as Clara helped Katrina find somewhere to live with her daughter, Harper.

Little Harper was born on August 16, 2021, after a single Katrina discovered she wanted to be a mother.

In 2021, Katrina was out with an injury and visited an IVF clinic in Norway.

Later on in Australia, Katrina discovered she was pregnant after her first round while her Matildas teammates were competing at the Tokyo Olympics.

Katrina gave birth to Harper in August 2021. (Credit: Instagram)

During the Matildas journey in the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023, Harper has become a regular face at training, the games, and even on social media.

When Katrina eventually picked up on the romantic signals that Clara was giving off, one thing led to another. Now, the athlete mums with their amazing daughter is one of the most envious families.

“She was just the person I wanted to be around,” Clare expressed. “It was obviously a package deal, but I loved them both.”

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