Pregnancy & Birth

Fiona Falkiner announces she’s expecting her first child with fiancée Hayley Willis after a long IVF battle


By Rebecca Sullivan
Fiona Falkiner has announced she and her fiancée Hayley Willis are expecting their first child together, following a long and heartbreaking fertility battle.
The model and former Biggest Loser host revealed the happy news on Instagram on Monday, alongside a sweet photo of her growing baby bump.
"It's official … our little family will be gaining a member, baby Falkiner will be joining us in 2021," Fiona, 37, captioned the snap.
"We are so excited about this new chapter of being mums together and giving this little bundle all the love in the world! Thank you to everyone who sent us prayers and baby dust, it worked!!!!"
Fiona announced the exciting news! (Instagram)
The couple have been honest about their struggles to fall pregnant this year, even detailing their anguish in a podcast, called What The IVF.
Back in August, Fiona revealed she and Hayley had been trying for months to fall pregnant, a journey she described as a "traumatic" and "lonely" one.
"Obviously you have your partner but it can actually feel like a really lonely process," Fiona told The Daily Telegraph at the time.
"It is you and your body against all odds. Women don't really talk about it until after the fact. It can be really quite traumatic."
The couple have been trying for quite some time. (Instagram)
Hayley, who proposed to Fiona in April 2019 after a whirlwind eight-month romance, explained the pair both want to carry a child at some stage.
"Fi is going first because she is older. I really want to carry a bub too but Fi will go first just because of the body clock on fertility, so her going first is best," Hayley told the publication.
"I will give it a crack after we have our first child," the sports reporter added.
Fiona added that the couple want to "have the babies quite close to each other", joking that they will "lose all the sleep at once".
Both Fiona and Hayley want to carry a child. (Instagram)
The couple have been together for about two years and first met after Hayley messaged Fiona on Instagram, with the pair later meeting up in real life for a drink.
Fiona "came out" publicly for the first time in 2017, when she revealed she was dating personal trainer Lara Creber.
Lara was Fiona's first same-sex relationship. The pair split around April 2018 after dating for a few months.
This story originally appeared on our sister site, Who.