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EXCLUSIVE: "Overwhelmed" Justin Lacko spills on co-parenting with his ex and reveals baby's due date

''I’m going to be a daddy so I can’t wait to make a little Zoolander out of him or her.''

By Erin Doyle
In surprise baby news that no one saw coming, Love Island star Justin Lacko has revealed he's going to be a father.
Speaking to Now To Love on Wednesday, the male model revealed his excitement, adding that his little bundle of joy is due in April/ May 2020.
"It's very overwhelming but such a beautiful moment in my life," he said, before joking, "I'm going to be a daddy so I can't wait to make a little Zoolander out of him or her."
Justin also spoke about plans to co-parent with the mother of his child, Anita Barone Scott.
"We aren't together anymore but we are very supportive of one another and will be loving and caring for our child. Best friends for life," he said.
"This is such a great feeling and a perfect way to celebrate the last year of my 20s"
Taking to Instagram, Justin, 29, announced the news by sharing a ultrasound of his unborn child as well as a selfie with Anita.
"LIFE!!!! I can't believe this is happening but it's the best news to hear and I am very excited to share with you all that I'm going to be a daddy👼🏼" Justin wrote.
"Here's to celebrating my last year of my 20's and becoming a daddy in 2020"
"LIFE!!!! I can't believe this is happening but it's the best news to hear," Justin wrote on Instagram. Image: Instagram
The bub to be! Image: Instagram
The I'm A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! contestant was flooded with congratulatory messages in his comments section.
"Yayyyyy you're going to be an amazing dad! What a lucky little bub!" wrote Love Island's Millie Fuller, while Tayla Damir penned: "Yay finally! Secrets kill me 😂 so happy for you boo! You are going to be such an amazing dad ❤😍 can't wait to spoil the little munchkin."
The Bold and The Beautiful's Katherine Kelly Lang, who appeared on I'm A Celeb with Justin, wrote "Congrats! So incredible!!❤"
Justin found fame on the first season of Love Island Australia. Image: Channel Nine
Justin has kept tight-lipped about his private life since exiting the jungle but rumours of a relationship with Anita first began in May when he uploaded a photo of her to Instagram.
He also shared a photo of the pair kissing in June, captioning it "I can't stop falling in love with you".
Justin will be a dad in 2020. Image: Channel Nine
Last year, Justin opened up to Now To Love about his feelings on love after being booted from the Love Island villa.
"I have been in love before and I know what it feels like and I remember how it all went about. In the beginning, when you met somebody and you just share so much in common and you can be very cheeky with one another," he said.
"I feel like that's how I am and I go with that initial feeling so I always pursue it when it's there."
WATCH: I'm A Celebrity's Justin Lacko has epic meltdown over stolen chapstick in the jungle.

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