Courtney Stubbs & Jack Millar welcome baby

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Love Island Australia star Courtney Stubbs and Married at First Sight season nine groom Jack Millar have welcomed a baby girl into the world. 

The first time parents announced the happy news to their social media accounts on November 13, three days after their darling daughter was born, sharing the gorgeous name they had handpicked for their newborn – Penelope June Millar. 

“A love so magical words cannot describe,” the happy parents captioned the posts, sharing a carousel of images of the family enjoying some time together. 

WATCH NOW: Jack Millar and Courtney Stubbs reveal the gender of their baby. Article continues after video. 

In her last trimester of pregnancy, Courtney made several unfiltered admissions about her journey to birth, candidly sharing that her pregnancy journey had been “harder than anticipated.”

“I’m having an identity crisis discovering my body and its new form, it’s been so much harder than I anticipated,” Courtney shared on her Instagram at the time. 

“Initially I didn’t think I would have a problem loving my growing body…I was very wrong. It’s so easy to compare my bump to others. I imagined having a cute, poppy, perfectly rounded, baby bump but instead, I feel like I just look fat,” she continued. 

A bundle of joy. (Credit: Instagram)

“If I’m being honest, being pregnant has been the biggest challenge of my life. Trying to remind myself that it’s temporary, I’m growing a beautiful baby girl in this body and everything will be worth it once she arrives. But oh my do I have days where my confidence goes completely out the door and I just want to hide from the world.”

“Reminder to my pregnancy queens or others struggling to love your body to be kind to yourself. It’s not easy, but you’re amazing, and so am I!

“Reminder to my pregnancy queens or others struggling to love your body to be kind to yourself,” Courtney wrote (Credit: Instagram)

In July, the 25-year-old made another emotional admission into her pregnancy whilst she was in her second trimester. 

“To fill you in, honestly I’ve just not felt [like] myself in a while. From being tired constantly, unmotivated, not wanting to leave the house, feeling almost just like a vessel for this little baby growing in my belly and like my personality is elsewhere,” Courtney wrote, pouring her heart out in the process. 

“Pretty disheartening to feel this way but hoping it’s not my reality for much longer and I can step back into my shell. Sending all my love to anyone else struggling with pregnancy or not, stay patient, it will get better.”

Eight weeks, to fifteen weeks! (Credit: Instagram)

In June, Courtney shared the gender of her unborn bub alongside her partner, and MAFS alumnus Jack Millar. 

“What was our little secret, is now yours,” the couple captioned a video of them kissing and then popping balloons to reveal the pink confetti inside. 

The pink is of course referencing the fact that the lovebirds will soon be mum and dad to a beautiful baby girl, and judging from their reactions to the gender reveal, the pair couldn’t be happier!

“To fill you in, honestly I’ve just not felt [like] myself in a while.” (Credit: Instagram)

The couple took to their Instagram to share that they would soon be parents in mid-May, revealing that their bubs to be was due in November 2023. 

In the video, footage was shown of the couple strolling along a beach whilst Jack gently cradled, kissed, and showed affection to Courtney’s belly and the baby inside it whilst the song Love in the Dark by Adele played in the background. 

The footage then panned to a small plaque in the sand that read “Baby Millar” was coming in six months’ time. 

“Overjoyed to share our magical secret with you,” the pair captioned the post. 

Courtney is seven months pregnant. (Credit: Instagram)

The reality TV stars have been dating for almost a year after they met at Jack’s ex-wife from MAFS Domenica Calarco’s Showpo fashion event in June 2022. 

And whilst Domenica and Jack didn’t work out as partners, they are still firm friends, Domenica being one of the first to congratulate the couple on their happy news. 

“BEST NEWS EVER!! Congratulations you two beautiful people” Domenica wrote under their announcement post. 

Jack and Courtney have been dating since June 2022. (Credit: Instagram)

Fellow MAFS cast member Brent Vitiello also jumped in the comments section to share his congratulations for the couple writing, “STOP!!!!!!!! I’m going to be an uncle!” whilst Ella Ding wrote “UM OMG! This is such beautiful news, congratulations both of you!!!”

Jack and Courtney moved in together in January this year, Jack revealing at the time that he was “eternally grateful” to Courtney for making the move from her hometown of the Gold Coast. 

“I am still working in finance so it was a lot harder for me to move than it was for her because she’s still doing social media full time.”

“So new beginnings for her and new starts for me.”

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