When former Married at First Sight couple Jules Robinson and Cam Merchant welcomed their son Oliver Chase Merchant in October 2020, they were understandably smitten.
It doesn’t take a genius to know why – as the first pictures of the pair’s newborn son surfaced on Instagram, his sweet demeanour was clear – and thus, all of Australia quickly became smitten with him too.
Sharing the exciting news with the world, Jules posted a raw video from her labour as she announced the safe arrival of their baby.
“I would do it a thousand times again for you Oliver Chase Merchant. Our little man has arrived, healthy and beautiful and my heart is full,” she wrote.
“We are home now and enjoying the love bubble and getting to know our lil man Ollie who has the world ahead of him.”
After three years of parenthood, hardly a minute has gone by where Jules and Cam haven’t gushed over their adorable son – and it’s easy to see why!
With his chocolate brown eyes, tanned skin and cheeky smile, Ollie’s the perfect combination of the MAFS fan favourites.
Take a look at the cutest photos the proud parents have shared of Ollie.
Jules, Cam and Ollie celebrated Christmas in style in 2023, wearing these adorable patching pyjamas.
Little Ollie turned 3 on September 30 2023!
“Can’t believe it’s been 3 years..
Happy 3rd Birthday to our best little mate🥳 @babycubandladylumps Thank you for making everyday the best/challenging/funniest/loved day everyday.. ❤️” Jules shared alongside an adorable video montage of the family of three.
Trigger Warning: This caption discusses mental health. If this topic is triggering, please skip to the next image.
While speaking on her podcast, The Juggling Act with co-host Mel Wilson, Jules admitted she had been suffering from premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) following the birth of her son.
“I am so emotional [when I’m menstruating]. I actually feel like I can’t get through — you almost feel like you can’t deal with life,” she said. “I can only explain it as you just feel like you can’t function with life, and I think I cut myself [off] from the world.
“After I had Oliver, it just took another level of that depth of despair, [feeling like] ‘I can’t actually function through today’.
“I can say now, a year on, it does depend on many things … it’s been hard.”
While Jules and Cam are actively trying for a second baby via IVF, the young mum revealed it can be ‘saddening’ to read social media comments asking for another addition to the family.
“There’s not a day that goes by where I don’t get a message on my socials like, ‘When are you having another baby?’ or, ‘Give him a sister or brother’,” she told 9Entertainment. “I know that comes from a good place. But sometimes it gets you inside and you feel a little sad because it’s like, ‘Hey, I’m trying my best here’.”
“I’m being realistic; I’ve given myself a few more months and then we’ll cross that path. Where there’s a will there’s a way, and we’ll make it happen somehow.”
There is nothing better than a few cheeky photos to remember Father’s Day 2023.
“Hanging with Ken, sorry Cam on daddy’s day,” Jules captioned the adorable picture.
While overseas in Europe, Jules shared a relatable parenting moment for those who have ever travelled with kids.
Little shout out to my little dinosaur for being most of the time a great little travel buddy,” she captioned the adorable pic on Instagram.
“Your love for pasta, pizza and gelato and sleeping till 9.45 am was very appreciated.. P.S apologise to everyone on any flight we have ever been on😂…”
“Merchants do Mykonos” and my oh my they look fabulous doing it! The little family jetted off to Europe in July 2023 for a well-deserved holiday.
A potential Gold Logie winner? Possibly!
Jules shared this snap of Ollie with what she believes should be his acceptance speech in about 20 years time.
“Gold logie acceptance speech 2043,” she began.
“‘I wanna thank my Mum & Dad. What a wild ride from day one… Thanks #mafs I think! I’m sorry dad that I still can’t catch a ball and that cricket thing just didn’t work out for me, mum you always told me my eyes sparkled from within… this is for you !’ go son!”.
“(yes that’s an actual gold logie)”.
To celebrate yet another Mother’s Day, Jules shared this heart warming snap, writing:
“Thank you my little cub for choosing me to be your mummy, you’re perfect”.
Something tells us Ollie doesn’t love talking on the microphone…
“Trying to figure out if he’s doing a tight comedy stand up set or perhaps some Frank Sinatra or JittaBug on stage,” Cam wrote on Instagram.
Cam shared this stunning family photo to celebrate her birthday and International Women’s Day!
“Happiest of Birthdays & Happy International Woman’s Day to my Gorgeous Wife!”
“Ollie even excited for a super early wake up & celebration. We love you, so proud of you in everything you do & thank you for continuing to light up our world everyday”
Ollie looks like he is really enjoying that ice cream! Let’s hope it didn’t spill everywhere.
The little family of three spent the day at Taronga Zoo in late February.
Cam and Ollie have the same eyes!
Cam Merchant Instagram Ollie
The adorable family took Ollie to Taronga Zoo to celebrate his second birthday!
“My loves,” Jules shared to her social media.
Vacay time in Bali!
Awwww aren’t they the cutest!
Ollie and dad playing with some ROAR-SOME new toys!
Cooking up a storm!
”Who wore them better?” Cam wrote about his matching get up with son Ollie.
Ready for the races!
Jules and Cam posted this adorable snap while celebrating Ollie’s 2nd birthday.
“Butter wouldn’t melt as they say….. yeah right,” Jules wrote.
“Good Daddy’s make the world a better place.”
Jules never wants to let go of Ollie! “Let me inhale you once more before I leave,” she wrote.
Alongside this sweet snap, she shared this relatable musing, “Wide awake from 3 am to finally drift back to sleep around 6 am with this little one. I swear he grew in 3 hours.”
Jules loves posing with her son! “Feeling cute with my cub,” she wrote.
Who do you think won?
In June 2022, little Ollie contracted bronchitis – but the silver lining was extra hugs for mum! “I’m loving how much Ollie loves cuddles and extra love,” Jules captioned this tender pic.
There’s no denying little Ollie is the spitting image of his father Cam! But as he grows up, he’s starting to look a bit more like his beautiful mother. “Potentially, just, maybe, see a hint, flicker, tinnyyyyy piece of me in Ollie here….😂. Tiny,” Jules captioned this post in June 2022.
Ollie accompanied his parents to the launch of the Wrap Yourself In Self Love campaign – and he couldn’t be a cuter mascot for Jules’ shapewear brand Figur.
On Mother’s Day in 2022, Cam shared a gushing post to Jules.
“Happy Mothers Day to this smoke show! I’m so thankful for you being such a wonderful Mother, how you do it all I will never know! #superwoman,” he captioned this sweet family photo.
Like father like son! Jules captured this sweet moment while Cam played with Ollie in a local park.
There’s truly nothing like a mother’s love!
Water baby! Ollie couldn’t have looked happier during a swimming lesson with Dad Cam in February 2022.
“Ollie settling into Island life just fine,” Cam captioned this sweet snap from his and Jules’ Fiji getaway in April 2022.
Oh how fast they grow! Ollie looked adorable donning a mini raincoat in March 2022.
“You don’t look a thing like me…. So now you do!” Jules wrote in a cheeky Instagram post, showing off her new khaki and leopard print tracksuits with Ollie.
That’s one way to make sure he’s matching with mum!
We can see who Ollie takes after in this cheerful beach snap with dad.
“He definitely knows when to turn it on,” Cam wrote in his caption.
All rugged up and ready to see the world! Ollie takes an evening stroll along the Dee Why promenade with mum.
Another matchy-matchy moment with his parents, Ollie pulls off the blue steel look in a double denim ensemble.
Morning walks with mum requires a cosy beanie and a comfort coffee cup to hold onto!
“Morning weights session!” she joked on Instagram, revealing he’s reached the 10kg milestone.
“Just what Mum needed.. A nice relaxing, deserved & enjoyable little family holiday and rest,” Cam captioned this cheeky snap, with Jules taking a nap in the background.
“But with 2 boys now… You’re never safe.”
In the pool and loving life! Ollie appears to be a natural water baby in this photo with his mum.
Baby’s first Christmas! At just two months old, Ollie celebrated his first holiday with mum and dad.
“Checkered & Cheetah! Who knew it could look so good together,” Jules wrote of her and her baby son’s clashing prints. They do say opposites attract…
The new mum added of her little one: “Lots of wins today.. When asked how old he was? He told me with his fingers 😂😂 #4weekstoday AND we went out and I actually got dressed! Worthy of a few photos I think.”
Jules shared this sweet pic taken in the hours after welcoming baby Ollie, with the MAFS star writing: “Not even 24hrs in and he was it”.
Jules later got her husband Cam back by snapping this adorable sleepy pic and writing: “Not exactly payback is it!? If you have just started following my husband or I, be warned he has a habit/obsession of sharing #uglysleeping photos of me for the world to see! Purely for yours and mostly his enjoyment!”
Apparently, this is Ollie’s “Old angry man poo face”. The new parents explained: “The face of many faces that make us laugh so much! I assume all parents come up with stupid names for their babies right!?”
Cam is clearly smitten – he shared two adorable pics of himself and his new son cuddling up, writing: “Loving my new little napping partner”
Cam is slightly more smiley than Ollie thus far…
Proud new dad Cam Merchant shared a beautiful black and white snap of his son holding his little finger alongside the caption: “What an incredible experience & one that I will never forget. Mum was amazing throughout & doing well & I’m not sure I can describe the love I have & so thankful to hold your little hand throughout.”
“Hold on tight little one.. This thing called life is an amazing ride,” Cam said of his brand new son.
“Hear me roar 🦁#mamalionessandhercub #proudmumma #newborn,” Jules wrote alongside the very first full pic she shared of her son.
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Jules loved sharing sweet candid pics of her baby bump from throughout her pregnancy.
Before welcoming Ollie, the pair shared a special Father’s Day celebration together in early September. Cam candidly wrote:
“Special occasions like these are magic! Can I still claim it’s my moment whether you’re here or not on Father’s Day little one?”
“Either way I can’t wait & is something I’ve always looked forward to sharing with you both as a Dad & I will still classify this special First Fathers day as one to remember.”