Three years after their season of The Bachelor, Locky Gilbert and Irena Srbinovska announced they're expecting their first child.
The couple, who married in March this year, took to Instagram to announce their exciting news, saying their baby was due early 2024.
"2023 has been a year of surprises, and now Locky and I are thrilled to share the biggest surprise of our lives—anticipating a new member in our family ♥️," they captioned the post.
"As we revel in our happiness, we’re deeply sensitive to those who face the trials of infertility or have suffered loss. Having navigated the rollercoaster of emotions ourselves, we extend our hands and hearts to those on a similar path. In the midst of life’s storms, may you find your rainbow soon 🌈."
Locky and Irena's pregnancy journey
The couple have been candid in the past about their fertility journey, sharing in 2021 that Irena suffered from a miscarriage not long after they got together.
Irena shared in July this year that the couple experienced another miscarriage, calling it 'heartbreaking.'
“We’ve been trying to get pregnant and trying to start our family and we were absolutely over the moon when we found out we were pregnant last month,” she told 7Life.
“Unfortunately, a week later we suffered a miscarriage, and. . . it was emotional, hard and obviously heartbreaking."
People were quick to congratulate the soon-to-be parents on their happy news after such a tough time.
"So happy for you both legends!!!😍🙌," Bachelor in Paradise star Glenn Smith commented.
"Best news of the year ❤️ congratulations guys!!!," Bec Cvilikas who also appeared on Locky's season said.
"Incredibly happy for you both ❤️ congratulations and soak up the last few months of just the 2 of you," MAFS star Beck Zemek wrote.
The happy news comes just after Season One stars of The Bachelor Tim Robards and Anna Heinrich announced they were pregnant with their second child, also due in 2024.
Tim and Anna’s impending arrival, as well as Locky and Irena's, will be the tenth and eleventh babies to come from The Bachelor Australia franchise after their first child Elle, season three couple Sam and Snezana Wood’s three daughters, and season five’s Matty Johnson and Laura Byrne’s two daughters.
Never miss a thing. Sign up to Yahoo Lifestyle’s daily newsletter.
Or if you have a story idea, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.