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Bachelor couple Matty J and Laura Byrne announce pregnancy

And they announced it in the sweetest way!

By Jess Pullar

'Tis the season for a bit of extra joy and cheer, and Bachelor couple Matty J and Laura Byrne are well and truly embracing it with a very special announcement.

Taking to Instagram on Saturday morning, the pair shared news that they are expecting their first baby together, and we couldn't be more thrilled for them!

In the series of sweet images shared to their Instagram accounts, Laura and Matty are pictured on the beach with a scan of their unborn baby, and they literally couldn't look any more excited.

Laura wrote: "WE ARE HAVING A BABY🎉 👶🏻 !!!!Old mate @matthewdavidjohnson and I are beyond excited to finally be able to share that I'm cooking an orange sized baby Johnson-Byrne."

She continued: "Happy doesn't even come close ❤️ (Have a look at the last picture - it's little hand is waving at everyone 😂😍 my heart)"

Laura also confirmed that the baby is 15 weeks along, with a due date in June.

Too cute!

The two lovebirds couldn't have looked more chuffed to be parents! *(Image: Instagram @ladyandacat)*
The two lovebirds couldn't have looked more chuffed to be parents! (Image: Instagram @ladyandacat)

Meanwhile Matty also shared three images of the pair to his Instagram along with the caption: "I'm so bad at keeping secrets so I'm EXTREMELY excited to let everyone know, we are having a little baby! @ladyandacat I love you more than words can describe and I can't wait to start our family together. WE ARE GOING TO BE PARENTS!!"

In one of the images, Matty is seen jumping high as Laura looks on and laughs, making it abundantly clear just how much this means to the couple.

And it definitely wasn't an easy road for the pair, who revealed to the Daily Telegraph they had experienced a devastating miscarriage earlier this year.

In June, Laura miscarried at seven weeks.

"We'd heard so many stories about how it had been so difficult for some people and obviously we thought it was going to be difficult for me because of what had already happened," Byrne told The Telegraph.

"It is not something that people really talk about but actually one in four pregnancies end that way, you just don't hear about it."

But just weeks after the devastating miscarriage, Laura fell pregnant again.

WATCH: Matty J meets Laura Byrne for the first time, story continues...

While the pair have yet to find out the sex of their baby, Matty's found it hard to refrain his excitement, telling the Telegraph he was "very impatient" to find out if it would be a boy or a girl.

Over the last few weeks, the Bachelor couple have faced pregnancy rumours after Laura stepped out at a red carpet event with what people thought could be a hint of a baby bump.

According to the Daily Mail, guests at the event noticed the 32-year-old was not drinking alcohol, and avoided answering questions on the red carept.

Only fuelling speculation further, Laura wore a billowing floral dress by Aussie fashion label We Are Kindred, which was a switch in style from the usual dresses she wears showing off her incredible body.

And in a tactic that was employed by none other than Meghan Markle herself, a few weeks ago Laura was spotted walking through Sydney holding a laptop over her stomach - not unlike Markle's now infamous folder ploy.

In the pictures published by The Daily Mail, Laura is seen covering her mid-section with a MacBook laptop, a single sheet of paper and a take-away food bag.

Laura's hint of a baby bump in this We Are Kindred dress sent fans into pregnancy rumour overdrive. *(Image: Getty)*
Laura's hint of a baby bump in this We Are Kindred dress sent fans into pregnancy rumour overdrive. (Image: Getty)

The sweet couple have been together for 18 months since meeting on The Bachelor in 2017, and it's been clear from the beginning just how in love they are.

Matty's excitement for a new addition is no secret, even before they announced Laura's pregnancy he hinted that a child was in the near future on his Nova 96.9 summer breakfast show.

He even discussed baby names, stating: "I wanna call my child something crazy like Moon, or Phoenix, or River."

We're not sure what Laura would have to say about that!

Even so, after what must have been an up and down year for the couple we couldn't be more excited for their news.

Bring on June 2019!

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