Olympian Emily Seebohm and MAFS’ Ryan Gallagher adjusting to life as parents

The couple welcomed their baby boy in September 2023.
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Olympic swimmer Emily Seebohm and her fiancée Ryan Gallagher welcomed their first child into the world in September 2023! The couple first shared the news with a casual post on the Married At First Sight star’s Facebook page.

Since then, life has been very busy for these first-time parents…

In a recent Q&A Emily had on Instagram, she discussed how she’s been juggling mum-life.

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“I am lucky to be able to train thanks to my massive support crew to help me,” she began.

Being an Olympic swimmer, Emily trains six days a week, however with the Australian 2024 Olympic trials approaching, she can be training up to two times a day.

Ryan and Emily work well together to care for their little one.

“Most mornings Sampson might still be asleep when I get home, which I love,” she continued.

“If not, Ryan is home playing with him and afternoons he is awake, but either with Ryan or my parents.”

Emily and Ryan have already gotten him in the pool! (Credit: Instagram)

Ryan updated his public Facebook profile picture on September 13, sharing a snap alongside Emily and their newborn baby in hospital. 

While Ryan did not add any further details to the post, his comments were flooded by friends and family congratulating the pair on the birth of their first child.

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“He is so beautiful,” one friend wrote.

Another friend commented to say “What a gorgeous photo of you all. Hope everything is going well and Em and Sampson are both going okay.”

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It’s a boy! (Credit: Instagram)

Emily and Ryan seem to be settling into parenthood well, posting a new photo on Instagram on September 21. 

The last 10 days have have been the best of my life to date, Sampson Ryan Seebohm has changed our lives and we bloody love him he’s perfect,” Ryan penned.

Meet Sampson Ryan Seebohm. (Credit: Instagram)

It’s been a whirlwind year for the couple, who met on the set of Channel 10’s The Challenge in August 2022. 

After falling hard and fast for each other, they then became secretly engaged in December 2022, but didn’t publicly reveal they were getting married until March 2023. 

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Speaking of their engagement, Emily told our sister publication Woman’s Day that from the moment Ryan dropped a knee, it was a “big yes”, also describing the memory as “really special.” 

“It definitely had a Ryan flair to it and it’s something I’ll cherish forever,” she said as she reflected upon the happy day. 

Ryan and Emily became engaged in December 2022, four months after they started dating (Credit: Instagram)

In July 2023, the couple shared their happy baby news with their fans and followers. 

“We’ve had a little bump in the road,” the soon-to-be husband and wife captioned a hilarious pregnancy reveal video depicting Ryan pretending he is the one carrying the child. 

In an interview with the Courier Mail in the month leading up to her due date, Emily revealed her final trimester had been “awful.”

“I just call myself Shrek these days,” Emily joked. 

The couple only announced they were expecting a child two months before Emily was due! (Credit: Instagram)

In the same interview, she also hinted at the baby name she and Ryan had chosen. 

“We didn’t want something super crazy. We wanted something that was going to be unique.”

Based on comments from their loved ones on Facebook, it appears the couple chose Sampson! So sweet.

Congratulations to Emily and Ryan.

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