Justine Schofield is expecting a child with her AFL star boyfriend Brent Staker.
The former MasterChef star announced the news on Instagram Sunday evening, alongside a photo of the proud couple in their living room.
‘We’re having a bubba. So excited, so grateful,’ she wrote.
Baby joy! Justine Schofield is expecting a child with her AFL star boyfriend Brent Staker
In the image, Justine is seen posing in black activewear as she tenderly cradles her, while beau Brent points at her belly button in astonishment.
Justine’s post was quickly inundated with celebrity well-wishers.
‘Glorious news!!! So happy for you Juzzy x,’ wrote Sunrise’s Sam Mac.
‘Oh my god yessssss! How good Juzzzyyy! Congrats beautiful! You look so happy and that bump – delicious,’ added Angie Kent.
Erin Holland also joined the chorus, alongside Studio 10’s Sarah Harris, The Living Room’s Barry Dubois,
‘We’re having a bubba. So excited, so grateful,’ she wrote
Justin and Brent began dating in March 2020.
In August 2021, Justine briefly spoke about her relationship status during an interview with Gary Mehigan’s A Plate to Call Home podcast.
Offering a rare glimpse into her dating history, the blonde spoke of the break-ups she had while filming her Channel 10 cooking show, Everyday Gourmet.
‘I’ve had two terrible break-ups throughout the ten years, and it all comes down to not being around because I’m always on the road,’ she said.
Justine revealed she’s since found a good work-life balance.
‘Now I’m in a loving relationship and I remind myself that I do need to say no to things sometimes,’ she explained.
Justine previously dated TV presenter Matt Doran from 2014 to 2017.
Matt, who hosts Weekend Sunrise, is now engaged to the executive producer of Nine’s Weekend Today, Kendall Bora.
Smitten: The genetically-blessed couple started dating in March last year. Brent, who played footy professionally for 13 years until his retirement in 2015, has even introduced his girlfriend to his family