12 January 2021

Reality TV star Grant Crapp announces love child is on the way

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Grant Crapp and Lucy Cartwright at Christmas.

During the recent Christmas period, reality TV star Grant Crapp and Lucy Cartwright announced they are having their first baby. Photo: Supplied.

Reality TV star Grant Crapp has announced he has a love child on the way, revealing his long-term partner, Lucy Cartwright, is pregnant with their first baby.

The former Canberra schoolboy and now Batemans Bay builder, 25, found fame on Love Island Australia, winning the inaugural series.

His relationship with Lucy caused a social media storm in 2018, with the Malua Bay woman labelled his ‘secret girlfriend’.

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However, the couple has proved the critics wrong, surviving a tough 12 months to come out smiling with the news they are expecting a little girl in 2021.

It caps a rollercoaster year for the young pair, who were set to celebrate New Year’s Eve 2019 in their newly renovated home before it was largely destroyed by bushfire.

Burnt-out home of Grant Crapp and Lucy Cartwright in Malua Bay.

Grant Crapp and Lucy Cartwright’s burnt-out home in the wake of the Black Summer bushfires. Photo: Supplied.

The bushfire swept through the property, gutting their home, and destroying a cabin, round-yards, stables and sheds. The couple was among thousands of people who fled to the relative safety of Batemans Bay’s beaches with pets, livestock and whatever possessions they could grab.

They have spent 12 months cleaning, clearing and rebuilding, and are now excited to be welcoming a new baby.

Builder Grant Crapp holding power tools.

Builder Grant Crapp on the tools rebuilding his home at Malua Bay. Photo: Supplied.

“I’m very, very excited to be a father for the first time,” said Grant. “It’s been a dream of mine. I can’t explain how I’m feeling – it’s out of this world.

“After going through the bushfires, having to rebuild our house … to have something so positive come out of 2020 is unreal. We both needed it.”

Grant Crapp and pregnant Lucy Cartwright on beach.

Lucy Cartwright sporting her baby bump on the beach with Grant Crapp. Photo: Supplied.

While ecstatic at the prospect of being a dad, Grant admits the idea of sleepless nights and dirty nappies is slightly daunting.

“It’s my baby, I’ll do what I have to do,” he said with a laugh. “It’s up to Lucy, but I’d love to have four or five! Having our own child, growing together and starting a family together, it’s just a dream.”

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