Former reality television contestants Jessica Zinna and Matthew Gallagher welcomed their first child in September last year, and named their son Jax [pictured].

Jessica was a contestant on Beauty and the Geek, and Matthew was an eligible bachelor on The Farmer Wants a Wife. Although neither found love on their respective dating shows, they met by chance at a Melbourne nightclub in 2012, and formed an instant connection. The couple now live on Matthew’s potato and cereal crop farm in Waubra, just outside Ballarat, and are planning to marry.

Mayor of Ballarat, Joshua Morris, and his wife Louise, welcomed their fourth child on February 12, and have named their son Xavier Alan. Xavier Morris was born six and half weeks early at the Epworth Freemasons Hospital in Melbourne, and weighed 2.3 kg (5 lb). He will be staying in St John of God Hospital in Ballarat until he is bigger and stronger. He joins big brothers Will, aged 4, and Isaac 3, and big sister Charlotte, aged 1.

Joshua was elected to the role of mayor last November, and has taken a year’s leave from his job as physical education teacher at Darley Primary School.

Former Canberra radio host Lisa Ridgely, and her partner Daniel Box, welcomed their first child on Australia Day, and have named their son Lachlan James. Lachlan Box was born at Calvary Hospital in Canberra, and weighed 3.02 kg (6lb 6oz).

For many years, Lisa was a popular breakfast presenter on Mix 106.3, and she now works at the PR firm Morris Walter. Daniel is the venue manager at Ainslie Football Club.