Happily ever after! Former Bachelor star reveals her surprise pregnancy with her footy star fiancé after getting her heart broken by Matty ‘J’ Johnson on the show
She announced her engagement to her long-time partner, footy star Billy Barden, at the end of last year.
And now former Bachelor contestant Lisa Carlton and her beau have some more happy news – they are expecting their first baby.
The Melbourne model, 28, made the announcement on Sunday evening by posting pictures of her ultrasound and a photo of Billy’s son Ollie holding the sonogram.
Baby on board! Former Bachelor star Lisa Carlton announced she is expecting her first child with her fiancé Billy Barden on Sunday evening
She also revealed that her baby is due in March next year.
Lisa announced her engagement to her boyfriend-of-three-years, former Collingwood VFL player Billy, last November.
Lisa, who came fifth on Matty ‘J’ Johnson’s season in 2017, uploaded a photo of herself posing with Billy – and her sparkling new ring.
‘13.11.20 #mylove,’ the statuesque blonde wrote in the caption, commemorating the day she said ‘yes’.
In the image, a beaming Lisa posed with her arm around Billy’s shoulder while making sure her cushion-cut diamond sparkler was in full view.
At the time, a slew of Lisa’s former Bachelor co-stars commented congratulatory messages, including Matty J’s winner, Laura Byrne.
‘Congratulations beautiful! This is wonderful news,’ wrote Laura.
Happily ever after: Lisa and Billy began dating in late 2017, not long after Lisa’s stint on The Bachelor
Instant family: Billy is a former Collingwood VFL footy star, and has a son named Ollie from a previous relationship (left)
Tara Pavlovic added ‘Stop it!!! Congrats babe!!!’, while Cobie Frost enthused: ‘Love love love!!! Congratulations my love!! To a life time of happiness!’
In a twist of fate, Matty J’s runner-up Elise Stacy also announced her engagement to boyfriend Justin Kosmina around the same time, proudly showing off her stunning oval cut diamond ring on Instagram.
Cobie joked about the coincidence in a separate comment, playfully writing: ‘@lisacarlton1 @elisestacy.is You do realise this means you have to get pregnant at the same time too now!!’
What a coincidence! Elise Stacy from Matty Johnson’s season of The Bachelor also announced around the same time that she’s engaged to boyfriend Justin Kosmina, and showed off her stunning oval cut diamond ring (pictured)
Billy is a former Collingwood VFL footy star, and has a son named Ollie from a previous relationship.
In 2014, Billy plead guilty to trafficking cocaine. He escaped conviction, and was fined $5000.
However, it appears he has well and truly turned his life around, opening a popular Mexican restaurant in 2017.
Reality star: Lisa gained fame after she was one of the front runners on The Bachelor in 2017 (Pictured on the show with Matty ‘J’ Johnson)