Married At First Sight star announces joyous pregnancy – after moving to Melbourne to find love after failed attempt on 2016 series
There’s another Married At First Sight baby on the way!
On Sunday, Simone Lee Brennan announced she was pregnant with her first child.
The make-up artist, 33, showed off her growing baby bump in a polka-dot dress alongside partner Daniel Stocks.
Baby joy! Married At First Sight star Simone Lee Brennan (right) announced her joyous pregnancy new with partner Daniel Stocks (left) on Sunday in Melbourne
The former MAFS season two contestant was once paired with sales manager Xavier Forsberg during the dating show’s 2016 season.
‘Just a bit cute! Baby Stocks due May 2021!’ Simone revealed in the photo caption.
Radio host, and Simone’s former MAFS co-star Bella Frizza, was quick to congratulate the couple, writing: ‘Oh yes babe. You look stunning congrats.’
Remember her? The former MAFS season two contestant was once paired with sales manager Xavier Forsberg (left) during the dating show’s 2016 season
Bumping along nicely: Simone showed off her growing frame in an elegant frock as she declared that ‘Baby Stocks’ was due in May 2021
Simone had previously put her heart on the line by marrying a complete stranger in the name of love on Nine’s MAFS following five years of being single.
‘If someone had told me then that I’d still be still single five years on, after countless number of dates and numerous heartbreaks, I honestly don’t think I would have got through it. The thought of further rejection and heartbreak would have seemed like too much to handle,’ she reflected on Instagram in mid 2017.
Despite appearing smitten on screen at the time with her ‘TV husband’, things were not all they seemed and Simone was painted as the ‘villain’ when she chose to walk away from Xavier during the final episode of their season.
In an honest blog post on her site The Dating Journal in 2017, she claimed: ‘Week two, day three, of the five-week experiment, while folding a pile of bathroom towels during a filming break, he said to me, and I quote, “I’m just not that into it”…Needless to say, it just snowballed from there.’
‘The thought of further rejection and heartbreak would have seemed like too much to handle’: After being single for five years, and failing to find lasting love on MAFS, Simone moved to Melbourne in the hopes of finding ‘the one’, which it appears she did
In 2017, Simone said her heart was ‘filled with happiness’ and was ready to move on from Sydney and the heartbreak she experienced there.
In a post at the time, she wrote: ‘Today I accepted a new job in Melbourne. A fresh start in a new city… Time heals all wounds, and sometimes it just takes more time than you’d like. Give it time x’
It appears she met her new partner in Melbourne, and they are now preparing to start their family together in Victoria.
Career change? Billed as a makeup artist on MAFS, it appears Simone is now a health and fitness influencer on Instagram