Ryan Gallagher MAFS and fiancée Emily Seebohm have welcomed their first child and shared his unusual name

The couple have shared a sweet snap of their new arrival

MAFS Ryan Gallagher and Emily Seebohm attends the Twilight Beach Polo
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Ryan Gallagher MAFS star has welcomed his first child with fiancée Emily Seebohm giving fans a first look at their baby and the unusual name they've chosen.

The reality TV star first met Emily on The Challenge Australia last year - a reality competition show in which Australian celebrities are paired up to compete in unpredictable and demanding games for their chance at winning $100,000.

And while some fans are wondering who is still together from Married At First Sight Australia? there's some exciting news for MAFS star Ryan.

Just four months into their relationship, Ryan proposed to Emily, with the couple yet to plan a wedding and now they have become parents.

The couple announced that they were expecting their first child together in July this year when Ryan uploaded a video holding his belly like he was nursing a baby bump before revealing that his Olympic swimmer fiancee Emily is pregnant as she showed off her pregnancy.

But in announcing the baby's arrival, Ryan first changed his Facebook profile photo to one with him and Emily and their newborn son without a caption. 

And Ryan later took to Instagram to share their baby's full name. He captioned a selfie with, "The last 10 days have have been the best of my life to date, Sampson Ryan Seebohm has changed our lives and we bloody love him he’s perfect."

Fans were quick to congratulate the star on Facebook and in doing so, one comment accidentally revealed the unusual baby name they later confirmed they had chosen.

At the time the comment read, "Hope everything is going well and Em and Sampson are both going okay. Sending love and hugs to you all."

Meanwhile, Emily shared a snap of her holding her baby son's hand on Instagram and captioned it, "He’s here" followed with a blue heart emoji. 

And fans have congratulated the athlete. One fan wrote, "Congratulations!!! So happy for you. Hope you’re all adjusting well."

Another fan said, "Well done mumma xx enjoy this special time with your new little man"

And a third fan added, "Congratulations Emily on being a mother and your partner a father. I wish all three of you the very best growing up together. Also I reckon you should go to the Paris Olympic Games for one last crack at the medals."

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Selina Maycock
Senior Entertainment Writer

Selina is currently a Senior Entertainment Writer for Goodto.com, formerly Senior Entertainment writer for Woman&Home, and My Imperfect Life and has more than 16 years of experience in newspapers, magazines and online. She currently writes a mix of Entertainment news - including celebrity births, weddings and reality show line-ups including Strictly, Dancing On Ice and The Great British Bake Off, reporting the the latest news about the Royal kids Prince George, Charlotte, Louis, Archie and Lilibet as well as Family news stories from baby names to store closures and product recall warnings. Before joining Future Publishing, Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism. She is fully NCTJ and NCE qualified and has 100wpm shorthand. When she's not interviewing celebrities you can find her exploring new countryside walking routes, catching up with friends over good food, or making memories.