MAFS’ Ryan Gallagher and Olympic swimmer Emily Seebohm share gender of unborn bub

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In July, Married at First Sight season five star Ryan Gallagher and Olympic swimmer Emily Seebohm shared exciting baby news with their fans, less than seven months after making things “official” and getting engaged. 

And now, with only a few weeks until the due date, the couple have revealed the gender of their unborn baby in a sweet Instagram video. 

The video starts with Emily about to dive into a pool except everything is in black and white. It isn’t until she dives into the pool everything turns blue – a nod to the baby boy growing in her tummy!

WATCH NOW: Emily Seebohm and Ryan Gallagher share the gender of their unborn baby. Article continues after video. 

Just days prior Emily had revealed that her final month of pregnancy had been “awful.”

In an interview with the Courier Mail, the Olympian confessed she has been struggling. 

It’s been awful. I just call myself Shrek these days,” she said. 

With the bub due in mid-September, the pair have agreed on a baby name. But unfortunately for fans, they’ve decided to keep it a secret until the babies arrival. 

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


The baby is due in September. (Credit: Instagram)

Fans are now well aware of the couple’s ability to keep a secret after taking roughly six or seven months to reveal the news they were expecting a new family member.

“Baby Seebohm due September 🍼👶,” Ryan shared with his 216,000 followers whilst fiancee Emily made a clever play on words with her caption, writing: “We’ve had a little bump in the road.👶🏼” 

WATCH NOW: Emily Seebohm and Ryan Gallagher reveal they are expecting a baby. Article continues after video.

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In the hilarious video that the soon-to-be husband and wife shared, the former reality television groom is seen frolicking around as pretends that he is the one carrying the child, and not Emily. 

Rubbing his stomach sentimentally with a cheeky grin on his face, Emily then cradles Ryan in a typical maternity shoot pose. 

Soon after, they reverse their positions to a more conventional pose as the video pans to the pair embracing and sharing a few sweet kisses.

After meeting on the set of Channel 10’s The Challenge, the couple became fell hard and fast for one another, getting engaged in December 2022 just four months after meeting. 

The couple met whilst filming The Challenge in 2022. (Credit: Instagram)

So certain was Emily that Ryan was “the one” that she decided to dump her then-boyfriend upon meeting Ryan. 

“We knew by the last week [of filming The Challenge] that we had feelings there,” she said. 

“Obviously it wasn’t a nice call to make, but I told him what was going on and that there was something there with Ryan and I didn’t see the point in wasting any more time.”

Despite getting engaged on in December 2022, the pair didn’t reveal they would soon be getting married until March 2023. 

According to Ryan, he popped the question at a dam on his farm just outside the country town of Goulburn, NSW. 

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

“I thought it was the right spot to do it – she loves the horses and she often swims in the dam,” he told our sister publication Woman’s Day. 

“I did get nervous though. The [ring] was making a bit of a bulge in my pocket. So either she knew I was proposing or she just thought I was happy to see her.”

In the same interview, Emily said it was an immediate “big yes”, calling it a “really special, cute moment.”

“It definitely had a Ryan flair to it and it’s something I’ll cherish forever,” she told the publication. 

Based on when Emily is due, we can assume she fell pregnant in December, four months after meeting Ryan, and in the same month she publicly revealed her new relationship and became secretly engaged. 

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