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MAFS’ Jess Wardrop: I’m having a baby!


Hearts broke across Australia when unlucky in love Jess Wardrop was unceremoniously dumped on her reality TV honeymoon two years ago. However, these days, the Married At First Sight alum’s love live couldn’t be better.


Not only has the banking officer fallen head-over-heels in love with the man of her dreams in the shape of new partner, Chris Pappas, but the happy couple are also have some very special news to share.

“I’m pregnant,” she beams in an exclusive interview with New Idea. “It was a complete and utter surprise, but once the shock wore off, we were both so excited about it.”

Set to welcome their bundle of joy just days before Christmas, the couple, who have recently moved in together after a whirlwind six month romance, have decided to stick with the element of surprise and wait until the birth to find out the gender.

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“I think it’s your only thing in life you have no real control over,” Jess gushes, “so we decided to wait.” 

“Although, every time we have a scan the baby goes all shy, just like its daddy,” says Jess of her allusive partner, who doesn’t have social media and has so far only shown the side of his face on her Instagram account.

“In the last scan the baby was doing a head stand with his bottom to us, so I’m unsure we would be able to find out anyway,” she chuckles.

Meeting her new beau on Tinder, Jess says that although she refused to give up on finding love, she was just about to throw in the towel with online dating.

“I had a few bad dates and I thought, ‘that’s it,’” she says. “But because I had been talking to Chris and he made me laugh I decided to meet him, but said to myself that he would be the last.”

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