The Bachelor’s Irena Srbinovska shows off her growing baby bump after announcing she and husband Locky Gilbert are expecting their first child
Irena Srbinovska revealed her swelling baby bump on Wednesday.
The 32-year-old winner of The Bachelor Australia, who is expecting her first child with husband Locky Gilbert, took to Instagram and shared her body transformation with 120,000 followers.
The glamorous beachside photoshoot featured Irena in a lace bikini top, with a white shirt half down her back as she cradled her bump in the golden sunshine.
The Bachelor star also shared photos of food she craved while on holiday with Locky in the north of Western Australia.
In a caption, the Melbourne nurse reflected on how her body started to change as a result of the pregnancy.
Irena Srbinovska (photo) revealed her swollen belly on Wednesday. The 32-year-old winner of The Bachelor Australia shared her body transformation with 120,000 followers
‘How a body you’ve been growing into all your life, a body you know better than anyone and a body that’s yours, changes overnight and suddenly you’re sharing and growing together. It’s extraordinary what our bodies go through,” she wrote.
‘I wake up every day with so much admiration for my body and that a little person is growing inside of it.’
She then thanked the Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef resort for satisfying her pregnancy cravings, and Locky “for continuing to hold my hair while I was throwing up.”
“I wake up every day with so much admiration for my body and that I have a little person growing inside of it,” the former Bachelor star said
It comes just days after Irena shared with her followers that the morning sickness still did not subside and continued into the second trimester.
During an Instagram Stories Q+A on Sunday, the former reality star revealed that the nausea and vomiting persisted.
Sharing a video taken during her first trimester, Irina said she “hoped” the condition would subside, but it didn’t.
Irena revealed that the morning sickness she had in the first trimester of her pregnancy has continued into the second trimester
In the clip, Irena said she felt ‘bad’ and admitted her pregnancy had been ‘sh*t’ so far, but the disease had been ‘brutal’.
“I was so hopeful that the nausea and vomiting has now gotten worse even in the second trimester,” she wrote.
‘The girls at work were so good, Locky was great (he holds my hair) and (my) poor (dog) Odin sits at my feet when I throw up.
The former reality star is expecting her first child with Locky (right)
‘Nothing seemed to work. I have tried everything, including prescription medications, but without improvement,” Irena continued.
‘The only thing that helps is being on a drip. I was initially losing weight but have now started gaining weight, I am now fighting the nausea a lot better.
“If you have any tips, send them my way!” she concluded.
The married couple announced their pregnancy last week, as the lovebirds are expecting their first child together early next year.
In the clip, Irena said she felt ‘bad’ and admitted her pregnancy had been ‘sh*t’ so far, but the disease had been ‘brutal’
The Bachelor stars, who found love on Channel 10’s matchmaking show in 2020, were all smiles as they made their happy announcement on Instagram.
After the heartbreak of two miscarriages in two years, the couple was over the moon to announce the big news in a heartwarming video.
The beautiful footage started with Locky, 30, standing on a windswept beach in a white linen button-up shirt and shorts, staring into the distance.
As the handsome father-to-be showed off his chest tattoos, he stepped aside with a smile and revealed Irena wearing a white bikini as she cradled her emerging baby bump.
“2023 has been a year full of surprises, and now Locky and I are happy to share the biggest surprise of our lives: waiting for a new member to join our family,” Irena wrote.
The couple announced their pregnancy last week, with the lovebirds expecting their first child together early next year
“While we enjoy our good fortune, we are deeply sensitive to those who face the trials of infertility or have suffered losses.”
Irena and Locky married earlier this year in an intimate ceremony surrounded by family and friends in Melbourne.
The couple met on season eight of The Bachelor, with Locky choosing Irena over aspiring Instagram model Bella Varelis.
In 2021, the couple revealed that they suffered a miscarriage during their first few months together.
Speaking to Who magazine, Irena described the loss as a “devastating low point” and said the miscarriage may have been related to the stress she experienced after her bachelor’s degree.
Irena revealed she had suffered a second miscarriage earlier this year.
The Bachelor stars found love on Channel 10’s matchmaking show in 2020 and tied the knot in an intimate ceremony surrounded by family and friends in Melbourne earlier this year