Celebrity Families

BABY NEWS! Love Island's Justin Lacko welcomes a baby boy with ex-partner Anita Barone Scott

He'll be teaching his new bub how to 'blue steel' in no time.

By Jess Pullar
A catwalk-sized congratulations are in order for former Love Island star and I'm A Celeb alum Justin Lacko, who has just become a father for the first time.
Sharing the exciting baby news on Instagram, the reality star announced he and former partner Anita Barone Scott had welcomed a gorgeous baby boy, named Leo.
"Welcome to the world Leo Jace Barone-Lacko! Born 11 May 2020 how I will treasure you forever. My love for you is unconditional," the ecstatic new dad wrote.
"Welcome to the world Leo Jace Barone-Lacko!" (Instagram / @justinlacko)
Justin announced the news he was set to be a first-time dad back in November 2019.
Speaking to Now to Love at the time, the 29-year-old said: "It's very overwhelming but such a beautiful moment in my life."
"I'm going to be a daddy, so I can't wait to make a little Zoolander out of him or her."
Justin and former partner Anita Barone Scott are over the moon about their brand new bub. (Instagram / @justinlacko)
Lacko confirmed at the time that he and baby mama Anita weren't together anymore, but that they would co-parent their new bub, and were "very supportive of one another and will be loving and caring for our child".
He added: "Best friends for life."
Justin and Anita are best pals and parents to boot! (Instagram / @justinlacko)
Lacko first appeared on Love Island back in 2018. He was eventually dumped and left the villa but not before he made a lasting impression on the Australian public.
Since then, he's remained in the spotlight - especially after laying himself bare on hit show I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here Australia in 2019.
During his time in the jungle, the model left the country in stitches with this hilarious antics.
Of course, who could forget chapstick-gate? Justin had a fuly-fledged meltdown when his camp mates Luke Jacobz and Justine Schofield pinched his beloved possession from under his nose.
A frantic search commenced, with the reality star getting visibly more panicked by the minute.
"No, no, no, I want my one," he was heard saying.
Watch the hilarious moment below! Story continues...
Speaking to Now To Love after leaving the jungle, Lacko said the lip remedy was a coveted vice.
"Without it, I just shouldn't exist," he comically told us.
"I've had it since I was born, in fact, I think I was born with a chap stick somehow, I carry it with me everywhere, like my heart."
And now we're wondering whether the model has already hooked his new bub up with a cheeky chappy!
Congratulations to the brand new dad!