Former Love Island star Justin Lacko having a baby

Kristine Tarbert
Senior Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer
Model and reality star Justin Lacko is becoming a dad. Photo: Instagram/justinlacko

Former Love Island star Justin Lacko has shared the happy news he is becoming a father.

The model, who starred on the first season of the reality dating show, revealed he will be a dad in 2020 with an ultrasound photo which he posted to his Instagram account.

“LIFE!!!! I can't believe this is happening but it's the best news to hear and I am very excited to share with you all that I'm going to be a daddy,” the 28-year-old from Melbourne captioned the image.

“Here's to celebrating my last year of my 20s and becoming a daddy in 2020.”

Alongside the image of the ultrasound, Justin also posted a photo with his girlfriend Anita Barone-Scott, who he has been dating since May, Nine reports.

Some of his fellow Islanders from season one were quick to congratulate him on the news.

Justin shared the happy news online. Photo: Instagram/justinlacko

“Yayyyyy you're going to be an amazing dad! What a lucky little bub!” Millie Fuller wrote.

While Tayla Damir hinted she had already known the secret writing, “Yay finally! Secrets kill me. So happy for you boo! You are going to be such an amazing dad. Can’t wait to spoil the little munchkin.”

Justin also appeared on Australian screens for a second time as a contestant on I’m a Celebrity...Get me out of Here!

He flew over to the jungle earlier this year and made it over halfway through the competition before being sent home.

But that was enough to see him lose almost 10kg, leaving him nearly unrecognisable.

“When I first got out of the jungle I weighed in at 76kg and four weeks later I weighed in at 85kg,” Justin wrote alongside the confronting image.

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