Bride and Prejudice star welcomes baby boy weeks after ex Micah Downey's tragic death

Kristine Tarbert
Senior Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer

Bride and Prejudice star Milly Johnson has welcomed a baby boy just weeks after the tragic death of her ex-fiancé Micah Downey.

Milly took to Instagram to share the news of the happy arrival, as well as revealing a sweet tribute to Micah, who died at just 26.

Milly introduces Micah Harper Johnson. Photo: Instagram/millyjohnson

“Feeling so much love for a little life that I delivered into the world on Monday 27 January 2020 at 6:46PM,” she wrote.

“A healthy baby boy weighing 3680g (8 Pounds).”

And the name, “Micah Harper Johnson”.

Milly and Micah starred on the Channel Seven reality TV show last year, but went their separate ways after the show ended and Milly called off their wedding.

The couple already had son Julian together and were expecting their second child together before separating. Milly revealed they “rarely spoke” after Micah moved back to America.

Milly and Micah starred on the reality show in 2019. Photo: Channel Seven

Bride and Prejudice star dies suddenly aged 26

Micah Downey died suddenly on December 28, with Milly sharing the heartbreaking news online.

“I am struggling to put into words how sad & heartbreaking this is. I just hope he is at peace wherever he is & that he will always be watching over his babies. A bad, bad dream,” she wrote, sharing a photo of Micah with a guitar.

“I can’t believe you’re not here. Rest In Peace Micah.”

Micah and Milly’s mother clashed often on the show, with Catherine describing Micah’s recreational drug use as an ‘addiction’.

It’s believed a drug overdose was the cause of Micah Downey’s sudden death, his counsellor revealed online.

Jodi Barber, whose own son died of a heroin overdose many years ago, took to Facebook to explain drugs played a role in the 26-year-old’s tragic death.

“Micah’s parents don’t want this to happen to another young life. They understand it was preventable!” she wrote in a post sharing a photo of Micah and his son Julian.

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