Friends of the couple tell WHO that while the baby announcement on Mother’s Day via social media took fans by surprise, it wasn’t a secret among their circle of friends.
Snezana Markoski and her fiancé, Sam Wood “have been slowly letting people close to them know,” an insider tells WHO.
For the pair who fell in love on the 2015 season of The Bachelor, “There was no big reveal. They just wanted to make sure Snezana and the bub were healthy before they told anyone."
In the meantime, Markoski, who participated in the Mother’s Day Classic fun run in Melbourne on May 14, found it tricky to dress to keep her secret.
“The last couple of weeks it was hard for Snez to go about her day and find something to wear that wouldn’t show the bump.” The mum-to-be “has been wearing a lot of black and strategically placed coats.”
When she felt comfortable, the 36-year-old mum of Eve, 12, even began letting clues slip. “In March she posted a few things on social media about being sick and not being able to attend fashion week or leave the house,” says the insider. “She thought people might have cottoned on!"
While Markoski, who’s expecting a daughter, “wasn’t well” early on, “she’s doing great now,” says the source. “She knows what to expect this time around.”
Becoming parents is the latest in a list of relationship goals the lovebirds have ticked since meeting on national TV. They were engaged in December 2015 and bought a home a month later—now they’re expanding the family. “Happiness does not do it justice,” said Wood, 36. “It will soon be me and my 3 girls.”
For more on the parents to be, including wedding plans and why Wood is “nervous," pick up a copy of this week’s WHO, on sale now.