Where is Big Brother OG Blair McDonough now?

Blair got a taste for TV when he appeared on the show.
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He may have lost out to Ben Williams in season one of Big Brother, but that didn’t stop our early noughties crush Blair McDonough from reaping the benefits of being on the reality show.

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After he starred on Big Brother way back in 2001, Blair went on to dip his toes into various acting roles, featuring in Neighbours from 2001 to 2006, where he dated his co-star Delta Goodrem. He then headed overseas and appeared on various reality TV shows in the UK.

He also featured in the police drama Heartbeat before his stint on Sea Patrol and Winners & Losers. Then, in 2017, he also had a guest role in Home and Away

Our early noughties crush is now a family man. (Credit: Getty)

Now, the 41-year-old is playing the most important role of his life – a dad to his two adoring children, Van and Leni, and husband to his wife, Kristi, whom he married in 2013 in an intimate beach-side ceremony in Hawaii.

Since becoming a doting dad, Blair has been open about the struggles of parenthood, with fans praising the star for his relatability and honesty. 

After announcing the arrival of his second child, Van, in 2017, Blair posted to Instagram to share a rather refreshing perspective on fatherhood.

“Bonding is a tricky thing,” he captioned an adorable family selfie with his wife Kristi and their baby Van.

Blair with his wife Kristi and two kids, Leni and Van. (Credit: Instagram)

“Took me a number of weeks to bond with Leni when she was born and with Van at just over four weeks it’s starting to happen. It’s a welcome relief.”

“As I said, a tricky experience to go through,” he continued.

“He’d been unsettled since 4am and when he hit my chest at 6am he immediately calmed and fell asleep. He’s been snoring in unison with Mum for the past hour and it’s been absolutely lovely. I thought it was a timely chance to show some Insta-truth more so than the default Insta-happy.’

“Mothers are phenomenal, but here’s a shout out to the Dads, both new and old. #VantheMan.”

“Mothers are phenomenal, but here’s a shout out to the Dads, both new and old.” (Credit: Instagram)

Blair and Kristi also previously revealed that in 2013, their first pregnancy ended tragically with Kristi suffering a miscarriage at 12 weeks.

Thankfully, with the arrival of their two beautiful children following their loss, it looks like the McDonoughs are now one big happy family!

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This article first appeared on our sister site, New Idea.

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