Courtney and Daniel wed in November 2018, with Courtney admitting they were keen to start a family as soon as possible.
“We were planning. We knew that we wanted to have children and there was a lot of pushing from mum,” she joked.
“We went on our honeymoon and the baby was made in Italy. When we came back, I had missed a period and, what do you know, I was pregnant!”
Courtney and Daniel wanted to find out the baby’s gender as soon as they could, however, she was shocked to discover they were having a girl.
“I was 110 percent sure it was a boy,” she reveals. “But Daniel predicted that it was a girl – I think he wanted a girl. He has grown up with lots of sisters, so he is over the moon.”
And of course, the Seven star’s mum, Valerie was ecstatic at the news she is set to be a grandma.
“I can’t wait, I’ve got a lot of things to teach this baby,” Valerie told New Idea. “I am so happy for a little girl because our family is full of independent women and I can’t wait to share my life’s recipes with her.”
However, the pregnancy hasn’t all been plain sailing, with Courtney admitting that she suffered severe morning sickness in the beginning that saw her struggle through the cooking demonstrations she and her mum do around the country.
“I’ve said to Mum, if the food sets me off and I have to run off, cover for me,” she shares. “But it’s settled now so I am back to eating normally.”