Celebrity Families

Matty J reveals fiancée Laura Byrne kept her pregnancy news a secret, and he missed all the obvious signs

''I’m such an idiot.''

By Maddison Hockey
When our favorite Bachelor success story Matthew "Matty J" Johnson and Laura Byrne announced their pregnancy last week, fans (read: us) were over the moon with excitement.
And as it turns out, we're not the only ones who were caught off guard by the surprise reveal.
Speaking on his podcast The Babble about the announcement, Matty J recounted the way Laura surprised him with the news.
"It was Marlie's birthday on 19 June and we are sitting on the couch and Laura gave me a card and I had Marlie in my lap and the card it was long the lines of, 'You're a great dad and you're about to be an even better dad because we have another one on the way'," Matty began.
This family of three is about to become a four! (Instagram)
While some partners may have clued in to the subtle signs, Matty admits he missed even the most obvious indicators.
"I'm such an idiot. I look back now and I'm like hang on a second, you were always tired, you were waking up in the morning and vomiting and you didn't drink alcohol and you had maggie noodles every day for lunch, dinner and breakfast. I'm like 'oh yeah, you were pregnant'!"
The former Bachelor was so oblivious at the time Laura broke the news, that he didn't believe her at first.
"I read it and the first thought that went into my mind was 'you're bloody lying to me'. So I slapped the card together and I was like 'I knew it, I knew you were pregnant!'"
We can't wait for more snaps like these from Laura's first pregnancy. (Instagram)
Laura, 31 and Matty, 33, already share adorable one-year-old Marlie-Mae, so it looks like they're now in for double the trouble.
The pair took to Instagram to make the announcement, with Laura sharing a beautiful pic of the family of three by the ocean with her round baby bump on show.

"I recon we've kept this little beach ball under wraps for long enough..... Half way to number 2," she wrote.
She comically added: "A big shout out to @matthewdavidjohnson for his contribution 😂"