Laura Byrne spilled to Now to Love this week about her impending nuptials to Matty “J” Johnson, three weeks after the birth of their adorable Bachie baby, Marlie-Mae.
Byrne says the couple “put everything on hold” during the pregnancy. “We wanted to enjoy having a newborn baby and didn’t want to have the stress of trying to plan a wedding straight away.”
But now they’re planning for an end of 2020 wedding – spring, before it gets too hot – somewhere outside of their home of Sydney.
“I’m actually so excited to plan it,” said Byrne. “There’s been no time to plan a wedding, we’ve been too busy in our little love bubble with the baby.“
They also intend to involve Marlie-Mae in the wedding, as well as her nephew, and Johnson’s niece and nephew: “Marlie will be more than one so she’ll be walking by then.“
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Still letting the last 24hrs sink in.. they’ve been the most rewarding, loving and emotional I’ve ever experienced. @ladyandacat you did the most incredible job bringing our little girl Marlie-Mae Rose Johnson into the world. Becoming a Dad was better than I ever could have imagined. ❤️
And no goss yet on a dress, Byrne saying she honestly hasn’t even had a shop around yet: “I want to try and fit back into a wedding dress first.”
Pls fling an invite to your dear P.TV friends.
The couple got engaged back in April this year, with Johnson popping the question while they were on holiday in Fiji.
He captioned a video of the proposal on Insta with: “There’s absolutely no one else I’d rather grow old and senile with. I can’t wait to start a family together and now I can’t wait to be your husband! ”
Byrne also described the feeling of having a newborn in the interview, gushing about her urge to have another kid:
“Honestly, I could stare at her all day, she’s amazing. She’s the sweetest little thing. For all of the adjustments that need to be made… as soon as I had her, I was like ‘I’ll have another one!’“
Earlier in the week, Johnson told Now to Love about landing a gig as a co-host for 10‘s Luxury Escapes: The World’s Best Holidays. The TV spot, kicking off tonight, had him globetrotting even while Byrne was heavily pregnant.
Johnson conceded that it “could have been an absolute disaster” if his daughter had arrived early.
We were filming in Europe at the end of the production schedule, so even if Laura did go into labour, we didn’t really have a plan about what we would do because there was a 24 hour transit period to get back home, and if I didn’t come back home, I’d miss the birth and then if I came back home it would throw out production. So thankfully I was very, very lucky.
Thank Christ, he didn’t throw out production, huh?
Totally here for all the baby pics and wedding goss though, givvus all of that.
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