MAFS' Ryan Gallagher and Olympian Emily Seebohm engaged: 'Big yes'

The reality stars first took their romance public three months ago.

Former MAFS star Ryan Gallagher and Olympic swimmer Emily Seebohm have confirmed their engagement just three months after taking their relationship public after filming The Challenge Australia together in Argentina last August.

Ryan popped the question to Emily at a dam on his farm outside of Goulburn, NSW, with the reality star choosing a trilogy ring for his fiancée.

MAFS' Ryan Gallagher and Emily Seebohm
MAFS' Ryan Gallagher and Emily Seebohm are engaged after confirming their relationship just three months ago after filming The Challenge. Photo: Getty

The reality star took to Instagram to share a snap of himself and Emily showing off the huge ring, simply captioning the photo, "Yeehaaa," along with a love heart emoji.

Former MAFS star Sarah Roza commented on the snap, writing, "Ohhh WOW!!! That’s very happy news! Congratulations lovebirds!"


The couple's The Challenge co-star David Subritzky added, "Can't wait to be flower girl."

Nikki Osborne wrote, "Yay!! I’ve been dying keeping this quiet. It’s going to be quite the 2023 for you guys. Thrilled to bits you’ve found your partner in crime."

Ryan shared this photo, showing off Emily's new huge trilogy ring and confirming the engagement. Photo: Instagram/ryangallaghergram
Ryan shared this photo, showing off Emily's new huge trilogy ring and confirming the engagement. Photo: Instagram/ryangallaghergram

"When you know, you know," he told Woman's Day, adding he thought it was the perfect spot as she loves swimming in the dam. "I did get nervous though. The [ring] box was making a bit of a bulge in my pocket. So either she knew I was proposing or she just thought I was happy to see her."

Emily told the magazine it was a "big yes", describing it as a "really special, cute moment".

"It definitely had a Ryan flair to it and it's something I'll cherish forever," she added.

The pair shared that they are planning an "intimate" wedding in the next year or two, but will be throwing a "blowout" engagement party.

Ryan and Emily met while filming The Challenge, however, they couldn't get together during the show as the swimmer had a boyfriend at home.

Ryan Gallagher and Emily Seebohm
The pair confirmed their relationship in December last year. Photo: Instagram/ryangallaghergram

Once they finished filming, Emily made the difficult decision to break up with her boyfriend, admitting both she and Ryan knew there were feelings there.

Once they were able to be together, they travelled overseas to see if they could make it beyond the reality show, with the pair flying to the US for a three-week trip.

Speaking with Yahoo Lifestyle in December last year after announcing she and Ryan were together, the swimmer told us, "Ryan had my back 150 per cent, I had his back 150 per cent. And that's hard to find in a game where you kind of got to lie, you've got to deceive people, you've got to backstab people.

"And we just knew that, from each other, we weren't going to do that. And that was something that doesn't come easy in life either, having someone that you can trust 150 per cent."

"We connected on the show, we were only friends on the show, like nothing happened," she said, adding, "We kept it very clean. But then, after the show, we both met up in Argentina, and we decided to go traveling together. And we've kind of been inseparable since the show, and yeah, I'm super happy. I know I didn't win this show, but I definitely feel like I won."

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