Farmer Wants A Wife couple announce the birth of their first child

Their followers said they love the name they chose.

Farmer Wants A Wife couple Brad Jones and Clare Hockings have announced on social media that they have welcomed their first child together.

The fan-favourite couple, who found love on this year’s season of the reality show, took to Instagram on Thursday evening to share the sweet news.

Farmer Wants A Wife's Brad and Clare with their newborn son.
Farmer Wants A Wife’s Brad Jones and Clare Hockings have announced the birth of their first child. Photo: Instagram/farmerbrad

“Roy Grahame Jones has arrived,” Brad wrote.

The family snap shows the mixed crop and cattle farmer wearing his work attire as he holds Roy and Clare looks lovingly at their newborn.

The post was quickly flooded with congratulatory comments, including Brad’s co-star David McMahon who said: “Very happy for you both! Welcome to the world Master Jones.”


“What a great Xmas present. Congratulations guys,” one follower added, while another shared, “So happy for you both. Roy boy is such a cutie”.

“Roy is just so precious. Love his name,” someone else remarked.

Farmer Wants A Wife's Brad and Clare.
Brad and Clare found love on this year’s season of the reality show. Photo: Channel Seven

Brad and Clare's love story

Brad and Clare surprised fans in June when they announced just a few weeks after their love story played out on TV that they were expecting.

Revealing the joyous news to New Idea, the couple shared their ultrasound photo and said Clare has experienced a “pretty healthy” pregnancy so far.

“We didn’t think it would happen as quickly as it did,” Brad admitted.

Clare told Yahoo Lifestyle in September that she was “feeling good” and the biggest thing she was missing was riding her horses.

“I'm lucky that Brad's been so supportive and we're excited to meet our little one soon,” she added.

Clare moved to Cootamundra in February, three months before the reunion episode went to air on Channel Seven. The 28-year-old picked up a school teacher job in the area and moved her four horses and two dogs from Tamworth over seven hours away to the southwest NSW town.

Farmer Wants A Wife's Brad and Clare posing with a baby playsuit.
Brad and Clare’s newborn is the 26th baby to come from Farmer Wants A Wife. Photo: Instagram/farmerbradau

Who else is still together from season 13?

Brad and Clare’s arrival comes shortly after their co-stars David and Emily announced their engagement.

"Incredibly proud to announce, this Farmer has found his Wife,” David wrote alongside a sweet snap of himself and Emily after he'd popped the question.

Meanwhile, Andrew and Claire are going strong post-show and adopted an adorable puppy together in June.

Fellow season 13 couple Olivia and Matt have also gone from strength to strength and recently went on their first overseas holiday together. However, Brenton and Sophie announced in August that they had sadly parted ways.

In the 16 years since Farmer Wants A Wife first premiered on Australian TV, the show has produced nine marriages and 26 babies.

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