Olympic swimming champion Emily Seebohm has revealed a long engagement looms with her reality TV star partner Ryan Gallagher after the recent birth of their first child.
Seebohm and Gallagher welcomed son Sampson into the world in September.
The baby boy arrived in the same month the couple had planned to get married following their engagement in March, which in turn came just four months after they went public with their budding relationship.
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But with so much on the table at home now Seebohm and Gallagher have put their nuptials on the backburner entirely.
“Wedding soon or no rush?” a fan asked in a question-and-answer session on Instagram.
Seebohm replied: “Literally no timeline on this. Life is a little crazy at the moment!”
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Seebohm and Gallagher met midway through 2022 when they were contestants on the same reality show.
Such was their instant connection that Seebohm soon broke up with her boyfriend of one year to spend time with Gallagher.
A whirlwind engagement and pregnancy followed but the public figures are soaking up their days as new parents.
Seebohm, unsurprisingly, wasted little time getting Sampson into the water.
“Learning to swim in mum’s pool,” she wrote with a photo of mum and son outside the Emily Seebohm Aquatic Centre in Brisbane last month.
Emily Seebohm with baby Sampson at the pool named in her honour. Credit: Instagram
Seebohm herself had returned to training two weeks earlier.
“Here we go,” she wrote.
Last year Seebohm, who has not raced competitively since the Tokyo Olympics, voiced her dream of qualifying for Paris 2024, which will begin just nine months after Sampson was born.
But she would need to race for keeps even sooner — the Australian trials take place in June.
“It would be insane (to make the Olympics),” Seebohm told News Corp in the weeks before giving birth.
“I think to do it and have a baby as well, that’s the biggest lesson I could give to my child.
“You don’t ever give up on something you want, even if you think it’s not possible, anything is achievable. So I’m just going to give it a go.”
“I’m pretty excited to put in some hard work and really see where that can take me. My times are still so relevant so why not just give it a crack?
“I don’t want to add pressure to myself but I’m going to take it day by day, do the work and make sure that I can handle it.”
Seebohm won 4x100m freestyle relay gold in Tokyo and a solo bronze in the 200m backstroke.
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Kaylee McKeown and Emily Seebohm with their 200m backstroke medals in Tokyo. Credit: Fred Lee/Getty Images