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How Bachelor royalty Sam and Snezana Wood make their unique blended family of six work

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When Sam Wood waited outside the Bachelor mansion for his dream woman in 2015, he had no idea of the bright future ahead.

The personal trainer found love with single mum Snezana Markoski and soon after the romantic finale, Sam, Snez and Snez’s daughter Eve became a family of three.

Since then, Sam and Snez have not only made things official by tying the knot in a lavish Byron Bay wedding, but they’ve also welcomed three new adorable additions to their family.

Willow Wendy Wood became Australia’s first Bachie baby when she was born in 2017 and then two years later, little Charlie Lane joined the clan.

Sam and Snez’s adorable brood then became a family of six in May 2022 when they welcomed Harper Jones Wood who spent the first three weeks of her life in hospital after arriving one month early.

They’re arguably the most gorgeous family on social media and while things can get chaotic at times like any household with four kids, the former Bachelor loves being with his girls.

“I’ve just got this house full of girls, nothing is gonna change. It’s just me and the dog representing the boys. But you know what? It’s such a nice place to come home,” he told Now To Love in 2019.

Speaking to Nine Honey in 2023 about their different parenting styles, Sam admitted him and Snez were ”worlds apart.”

”I’m much harder. I think they need discipline…and structure and boundaries.”

”Snez doesn’t know what any of those three words f—ing mean,” he laughs.

Keep scrolling for Sam, Snez, Eve, Willow, Charlie and Harper’s cutest photos!

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Poor Harper! Sam recently told his followers that his youngest daughter suffered an injury.

“Ahhh the ups and downs of parenting. Yesterday afternoon pure joy with the girls on the water. A couple of hours later Harps knocks her 2 front teeth out falling on the tiles and spends the night in hospital. Wouldn’t swap it for anything but oh how it’s an emotional roller coaster 💜,” Sam shared on Instagram.

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Snezana uploaded some adorable snaps of the family getting Christmas photos with Santa together.

“❤️🎅🏽🌲The most magical time of year has arrived @chadstone_fashion I love how our girls faces light up as the centre truly glitters with festive cheer. …it’s hard for mum and dad not to get caught up in it too, especially when Santa’s “drifting sideways” in the slay! 🤣😂😎” Snez wrote on Instagram.

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These are the faces of two proud parents! October marked a “special event” for the family as Evelyn graduated high school.

“Can’t believe my eldest baby is finishing year 12!!!! 😳😢 when and how did that happen so fast. It’s the end of another chapter and now to begin new and even more exciting one, so proud of our little @eve.vict love you xx,” she wrote.

“Now…. Viv had her year 12 muck-up week (including a 6am breakfast party at our place, just a couple of friends Mum & Dad – famous last words 😂🤣👌🏽) as well as her Valedictory day & night celebrations… such an incredible group of kids – CGS Class 2023. Congratulations!!!”

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Little Willow was all donned in a Gryffindor Harry Potter costume to celebrate her 6th birthday.

“Pet Siamese fighting fish, glow in the dark disco, tay tay karaoke and so so much love,” Sam wrote on Instagram.

“Happy 6th birthday Willow Pillow, what a weekend.”

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Harper, the youngest of the Wood clan turned one on May 4, 2023. Snezana took to Instagram a few days later to share videos of little Harper digging into her cake.

“My baby turned One,” she wrote.

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Easter 2023

A sweet family snap to celebrate the Easter bunny hopping along!

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Like mother, like daughter! Could these two be anymore alike?

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This little bunny couldn’t wait to get her hands on some Easter chocolate!

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”First swing Friday,” Sam shared to his Instagram account.

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It seems Harper can’t get enough of her older sister! So cute.

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Eve was a spitting image of her mother as she got glammed up for her year 12 formal.

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Eve has grown up so fast!

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Snez can’t resist snapping photos of baby Harper, even when she’s sleeping. After a tough few months as a newborn, we don’t blame her for wanting to soak up every mintue with her baby girl.

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Having three children under the age of five in the house can get chaotic, but Snez has clearly mastered the art of the mum juggle.

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Snez can’t get enough of baby Harper, revealing on instagram that her youngest daughter even smiles in her sleep. Too cute!

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For Father’s Day 2022 Snez honoured Sam with a sweet Instagram tribute packed with photos of him with their four daughters. “Happy first Fathers Day with this squishy little angel… and as a Dad of now four gorgeous girls who all love and adore you,” she wrote to her husband.

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Despite the sleepless nights with a newborn in the house, Sam and Snez couldn’t look happier.

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“Our beautiful little girl (becoming one hell of a woman) is off to Formal 💕” Sam penned as his step-daughter Eve got ready for her formal in August 2022 in this stunning black dress. She clearly inherited her mum’s sense of style.

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Snez got behind the camera later in the evening to capture the sweet moment Sam fastened Eve’s corsage around her wrist.

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Snez just can’t get enough of newborn Harper, joking: “Poor Harper just wants to chill, relax in her rocker, just look around AND then there’s my big Wog head getting in her face!”

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Harper doesn’t seem sold on bath time either – even when her sisters help out.

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Sam managed to snap this adorable photo of little Charlie taking her first ride on her bike without any help. The grin on her face says it all!

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The Woods celebrated Charlie’s third birthday in style on July 23! “Happy 3rd Birthday Charlie Bear. You really are one of a kind!” Snez captioned this post.

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Sam took to Instagram to pen a heartwarming message for Charlie’s birthday. “What a joyous angel you are. You make me laugh more than anyone else in this world and I treasure every second. Happy birthday bear. We love you we love you we love you.”

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Sister act! Charlie was surrounded by her older sisters Willow and Eve, and her baby sister Harper.

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“No one can love a girl more than her father,” Sam captioned this photo with baby Harper.

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Aww! Charlie helped her little sister Harper take the bottle.

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On June 1, Snezana reflected on the hectic first month of Harper’s life.

“I honestly can’t believe it. 4 weeks ago today since I gave birth to my precious little Harper, feels only like yesterday. But at the same time it feels like a lifetime ago that I was pregnant – weird!? Yes? No? 🤷🏽‍♀️,” she captioned this post.

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“Weeks have passed but I’m not sure where and how. It’s all been such a blur but my goodness I’m so happy & grateful that I was chosen to be my itty bitty little Harper’s Mama ❤️❤️❤️.”

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On May 29, after more than three weeks in hospital, Sam and Snezana were finally able to bring Harper home to meet her older sisters.

“Home time Harper. 24 days and it’s finally time to come home 💜,” Sam captioned this post.

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Snezana gushed over how well Sam handled their stressful and emotional few weeks, revealing she had contracted sepsis after going into labour.

“Our little Harper had an infection and mama here sepsis but you never told me or showed me how serious it was or how worried you were. You stayed calm which kept me calm,” she said of her doting husband.

“I asked you to stay with Harper till she was ok, and you did, then you came across to the hospital I was taken to to make sure I was ok, then back again to Harper and so on. It was a lot!”

“Thank you again for being you, thank you for being my strength and helping me get through what has been the toughest most stressful 3 weeks we’ve ever experienced. You are my everything, I love you to the moon and back and couldn’t have gotten through this without you.”

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While still tending to Harper in hospital, Snezana expressed her sadness over her and Sam’s older kids, Willow, four, Charlie, two, and Eve, 16, still having not met their new baby sister.

“I know she’ll be home soon enough and her three big sisters will finally be able to meet her but till then it’s back and forth to the hospital a number of times a day whilst trying to keep it together,” she shared on May 17.

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On May 4, 2022, Sam and Snez welcomed their third child together, Harper Jones Wood, to the world. Harper was born one month premature, and spent the first three weeks of her life in hospital.

Sam announced the birth of Harper on Mother’s day, telling fans that Snezana became “really sick” during labour. “Before we knew it Harper was off to the special care unit and Mum was into ICU,” he explained at the time.

He continued on to gush over Snez’s strength when Harper was taken away for treatment, saying: “Of course in true Snez Mum fashion her only thoughts were for her little baby, and it was breaking her heart that she couldn’t hold her.”

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Sam knows how to appreciate the women in his life! His refreshingly sincere devotion was palpable when he posted a string of photos from a family holiday and gushed, “Beautiful daughters Beautiful wife Beautiful family …and beautiful part of Australia. Life is wonderful.”

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Every mother has those days where the whole household needs their guiding eye, but all you want to do is lay down, and Snez, while pregnant, seized her opportunity for some repose. The mother of girls was so excited to relax (even though she still had jobs on her mind) that she shared a picture of her lying down to celebrate the moment.

Her accompanying caption is way too relatable because every mum needs to turn a blind eye here and there.

“🙌🏽🤍 …a rare quiet moment in my life where I can close the door and just sit for a minute (….and pretend the kitchen sink isn’t full and lounge/living area isn’t over run with toys. I can also pretend @samjameswood and @eve.vict don’t have shoes scattered throughout the house – this morning I counted FOUR pairs of Sam’s and THREE of Eve’s and that was in the kitchen dining area alone! 😤),” she shared.

Her husband sneakily commented, “You have very big feet baby. They might be yours 😉.”

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“Our girls go mad for waffles!” Snez captioned this adorable pic of Charlie and Willow getting their sugar fix.

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Sam and Snez never waste an opportunity to enjoy a family day out, and their recent activity of choice was the classic merry-go-round!

Charlie and Willow looked adorable in matching outfits while at a Melbourne fair.

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Sam, Snez, Eve, Charlie, Willow, and the family’s Labrador Hendrix posed in front of their chic Christmas tree during the 2021 silly season.

“Merry Christmas and lots of love from this crazy family of 8 🎄 ❤️,” Sam captioned the sweet snap.

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On November 25 2021, Sam and Snez took to Instagram to share the exciting news that they’re expecting their third child together – another daughter!

“Our ‘little’ family is about to become 6 with another little girl !!!,” Sam captioned this adorable photo of Willow, three, and Charlie, two, kissing their mum’s bump.

Sam revealed that they broke the news to Eve, Snez’s teenage daughter from a previous marriage, two weeks before.

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“Filled with joy to share that we are expecting another little girl. Baby number 4 ❤️,” Snez wrote alongside this stunning photo.

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“Seriously, how did this goofy kid from Tassie get so lucky 💜,” Sam gushed over his wife in the caption of this pic.

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What a milestone! “First day of childcare and she’s off without a look back 💜 Mum and Dad very distraught 😩,” Sam captioned this sweet pic of Charlie, two.

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Sam’s father flew up from Tasmania in May to spend time with his granddaughters.

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Eve took Willow and Charlie on an Easter egg hunt at Snez’s parents’ home in Perth earlier this year.

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“My first daughter all grown up. Feels like yesterday that your Mum introduced you to me in the park. Happy 16th,” Sam captioned this pic of Eve on her birthday this year. We’re not crying, you are!

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Charlie and Willow are the ultimate daddy’s girls.

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The Woods got into the Halloween spirit in 2021!

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Celebs – they’re just like us! The Wood brood enjoyed a movie night during lockdown.

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Loving sisters! Snez captioned this snap of their three girls: “Our 3 little monkeys – they’re growing up so fast… Wish we could visit our family so they could spend time with the girls they are all at challenging but such beautiful ages.”

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Snez posted this loving tribute to Sam on Father’s Day 2021.

“Happy Fathers Day my love. We love you and appreciate all you do for us – including making us a pancake breakfast on Father’s Day! Wooo wooop (Not sure how that happened but I say we make it a new tradition 🤪) We love you,” she wrote.

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Talk about kid wrangling! Snez, Charlie, Willow, Eve (and of course Hendrix) pose for a sweet pic.

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“When I have you, I have it all,” Sam captioned this pic from his 41st birthday.

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Cuties!

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In August amid Melbourne’s sixth lockdown, Sam snapped this sweet pic of Eve, Charlie and Willow.

“Trying to stay strong for myself, strong for my family and find the silver linings like my 3 girls spending time together as before we know it Eve will be all grown up and it will be gone,” he penned.

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The girls have plenty of room to play with mum and dad in the lavish backyard of their Melbourne home.

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Sam and Snezana Wood announce pregnancy

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Dress up

The family all get in on Sam’s workout sessions – especially when there’s a dress-up theme!

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Sam Wood runs a live at-home workout with his adorable family on Instagram

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Family

What a bunch of beauties.

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Big sister Eve

Big sister Eve reporting for duty.

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New Year’s

Soaking up the sun on New Year’s Day.

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Family

We are loving little Charlie’s red outfit!

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Christmas 2019

Willow’s second Christmas was the first one where she got in on the festive spirit.

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Charlie first Christmas

And even though she wasn’t quite old enough, Charlie supervised with the Christmas tree decorating.

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Family

Seriously, could this lot be any cuter?

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Byron Bay

Team Wood took a trip to Byron Bay for their first getaway as a family-of-five.

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Willow first birthday

For Willow’s first birthday, the family went all out.

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Willow first birthday

So precious!

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Family

One of our favourite things about the Woods is their ability to not take things too seriously.

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Family

Nice one, Eve.

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Father’s Day 2019

Sam’s first Father’s Day with all three of his daughters was a special one.

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Father’s Day 2019

We particularly love this candid shot Eve shared on her Instagram account.

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Sisters

Our hearts are bursting at this shot of the three sisters in matching jumpers.

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Charlie born

When Charlie was born, the little family became even cuter.

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Sam and Snezana Wood’s daughter Willow meets newborn sister Charlie Lane

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Family 2015

So much has happened since 2015, and we can’t wait to see more of their family adventures!

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Snez and Harper August 2022

Keeping it real, Snezana shared a glimpse at mum life with her baby Harper in August 2022 – who wasn’t making it easy for the former Bachelor star to get ready.

“🤍 …. it only took me 5hrs to have a shower, dressed, do my hair and make-up . Thank you Harper! 😳🤦🏽‍♀️🤣,” Snez wrote.

“Stopping every 10 mins to entertain, feed., change, put Harper to sleep, then she wakes up after 20mins and we do it all over again.

“Baffles me how kids always know when you have something on and need them to sleep…… they just won’t sleep. 😳😂🤷🏽‍♀️.”

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”How are you 5. Our sweet as sunshine rainbow unicorn. We love you!” Sam wrote in celebration of his daughter Willow’s birthday.

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”6 months and 17 and the best of friends.”

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The family looked ”incredible” for Halloween 2022.

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Sam refers to his girls as ”his world.”

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”Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from our crazy dysfunctional family to yours,” Snez shared to her Instagram for Christmas 2022.

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Harper snuggling up close to dad!

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Harper’s first Christmas!

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It was a mission getting this four to sit still for Santa!

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One final happy snap from Christmas festivities in 2022.

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