Television presenter Tom Williams, and his wife, fashion designer Rachel Gilbert, welcomed their second child on November 10 and have named their daughter Sloane Ann Napier. Sloane joins big sister Storm, who is almost 2, and had her birth featured on the blog.
Actress Melissa George, and her boyfriend, French entrepreneur Jean David Blanc, welcomed their second child on November 3 and have named their son Solal Samuel Glenn. Solal joins big brother Raphael, aged 1; Raphael had his birth featured on the blog.
Actor Dan Wyllie, and his wife, director Shannon Murphy, welcomed their first child about four months ago, and have named their daughter Dylan. Dan has worked extensively in theatre, and appeared in major Australian films such as Spotswood, Romper Stomper, Muriel’s Wedding, Cosi, Chopper, and The Water Diviner. His work in television includes Underbelly, Love My Way, Puberty Blues, Rake, and most recently, drama series The Beautiful Lie. He has also been one of the bananas in Bananas in Pyjamas! Shannon has directed several short films.
Chief Minister of the Northern Territory Adam Giles, and his partner Phoebe Stewart, welcomed their first child on September 24 and have named their son Robert James Stewart [pictured]. Robert is named after two grandfathers, as both Adam and Phoebe’s dads are named Robert, and Adam’s stepfather is named James Robert. Adam has been Chief Minister and Leader of the Country Liberal Party since 2013, becoming the first head of government with Indigenous Australian heritage. Phoebe is a journalist at the ABC.
Indie pop singer Sarah Blasko and her partner Dave Miller, welcomed their son Jerry on July 1. Sarah began her singing career while still at school, and became a successful solo artist in 2002. She has released five albums, three of which went platinum, and her most recent album is Eternal Return, which came out a few days ago. She has won an ARIA Award for Best Female Artist and a Jack Award for Best Female Live Performer; her album What the Sea Wants, the Sea Will Have won an ARIA Award, and As Day Follows Night won a J Award. Dave is a musician, and Eternal Return is dedicated to him.
Reality TV contestants Bec and George Douros welcomed their son Archie Nicholas on October 30. Bec and George took part in Channel Nine’s The Block Sky High in 2013 and were named the audience’s Favourite Couple. They returned in 2015 for an All Stars series of The Block, and now develop properties, while Bec has her own interior design business.
Artist and designer Prudence Olivieri and her husband Damian welcomed a son named Teddy a year ago. Prudence also found popularity after appearing on The Block in 2013, and has recently released her own brand, Myne by Prudence Caroline. Damian owns a construction company, and built the house the family have just moved into.