Emily Seebohm details 'awful' pregnancy ahead of first child with MAFS' Ryan Gallagher

Olympian Emily Seebohm and Ryan Gallagher met on The Challenge last year.

Aussie Olympian Emily Seebohm, who's expecting her first child with reality star Ryan Gallagher, has opened up about her 'awful' pregnancy, likening herself to Shrek.

Emily, 31, and Ryan, 35, are expecting their baby in September. The two met on the 2022 series of The Challenge, before getting engaged in December last year just four months after meeting.

The Challenge stars Emily Seebohm and Ryan Gallagher
The Challenge stars Emily Seebohm and Ryan Gallagher are expecting their first child in September. Photo: instagram.com/mcbomb/

Emily opened up about her pregnancy at the annual GlamouRossi Long Lunch in Brisbane, according to The Courier Mail.

"If you ask me, it's been awful. I just call myself Shrek these days," she said, before joking about her swollen feet.


She also gave some minor details about the baby's name, saying the couple had already picked out a name and would reveal the gender in the coming days.

"We didn't want something super crazy, we wanted something that was going to be unique," she said.

“Me and Ryan are still under the impression that maybe when we see the baby it’d be different. So we don’t really want to say (the name) yet.”

Emily Seebohm and Ryan Gallagher.
Emily and Ryan met while filming The Challenge Australia. Photos: Instagram/ryangallaghergram / emcbomb

Emily and Ryan announced their impending arrival in July this year, delighting reality fans.

"We’ve had a little bump in the road," Emily captioned the pregnancy announcement, with fans and celebs alike rushing in to congratulate the couple.


"Oh my goodness, congratulations!!," Olympian Gian Rooney wrote.

"Yes!!! Such amazing news. I am so so happy for you both," I'm A Celeb host Julia Morris said.

"Omg Amazing news, I see doing the hippidy dippidy wasn’t just fun but also a blessing. Congratulations to u both," their costar on The Challenge Australia, Cyrell Paule, wrote.

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