Controversial MAFS AU bride Davina announces her pregnancy

goss 13/05/2019

Former Married At First Sight Australia participant Davina Rankin has announced she's expecting her first child with boyfriend Jaxon Manuel.

Rankin, infamous for her affair with cast mate Dean Wells on the 2018 season of the reality show, announced the news on social media on Monday.

"This year's Mother's Day was just that tiny bit more special. Especially knowing a little baby Manuel is due to join the family November," she captioned her cover photo from NW magazine.

"I'll tell you it's been a LONG three months keeping quiet for @jaxonmanuel and I, but we are so happy to finally be able to yell our exciting news from the rooftops.

"Our hearts are overflowing with love."

Rankin was originally matched with Ryan Gallagher on MAFS AU, but elected to meet in secret with Wells behind his partner Tracey Jewel's back. The forbidden rendezvous sparked outrage from both fans and the other participants on the show.

After filming wrapped, the personal trainer and Instagram influencer went on to find love with Manuel, an old acquaintance.

Speaking to Woman's Day, Rankin says she's been suffering with morning sickness while keeping her pregnancy under wraps.

"I haven't felt too beautiful lately, it's been a very long three months," she said.

"I'm throwing up all day."

Rankin says she and Manuel plan to get married one day, but their next step will be buying their first home together.