Brian Dowling announces he's expecting his first child with husband Arthur Gourounlian

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‘We have the BIGGEST smiles on our faces’: Big Brother’s Brian Dowling announces he’s expecting his first child with husband Arthur Gourounlian amid surrogacy struggle

Brian Dowling has announced he is expecting his first child with husband Arthur Gourounlian after previous surrogacy struggles.

The Big Brother winner, 43, and the choreographer, 41, took to social media on Friday to share the exciting news and revealed the new addition to their family is due later this year.

The couple shared a sweet video from the moment they found out the happy news, along with an ultrasound scan and the caption: ‘Baby Dowling Gourounlian is Coming Soon’.

Congratulations! Brian Dowling has announced he is expecting his first child with husband Arthur Gourounlian after previous surrogacy struggles

Congratulations! Brian Dowling has announced he is expecting his first child with husband Arthur Gourounlian after previous surrogacy struggles

In the video Brian shouted, ‘we’re f***ing pregnant!’ while Arthur screamed with excitement before giving their followers a look at the sonogram.

In the following post, they wrote: ‘What can we say except thank you all SO MUCH for all the INCREDIBLE messages & LOVE we have been receiving since our baby announcement yesterday.

‘We have the BIGGEST smiles on our faces. But for the moment we are now deciding who should be called Dad & who should be called Daddy’

Exciting news: The couple shared a sweet video from the moment they found out the happy news, along with an ultrasound scan and the caption:'Baby Dowling Gourounlian is Coming Soon'

Exciting news: The couple shared a sweet video from the moment they found out the happy news, along with an ultrasound scan and the caption: ‘Baby Dowling Gourounlian is Coming Soon’

Dads-to-be: The Big Brother winner, 43, and the choreographer, 41, took to social media on Friday to share the exciting news and revealed the new addition to their family is due later this year

Dads-to-be: The Big Brother winner, 43, and the choreographer, 41, took to social media on Friday to share the exciting news and revealed the new addition to their family is due later this year

Brian and Arthur tied the knot back in 2015, and moved to LA for a period of time after getting married. 

They have been very open with their followers and revealed they were looking into adoption in the States before they moved back to Ireland during the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020.

Brian told the Irish Sun: ‘When we were in LA we tried for adoption and because of me being a refugee I said to Brian, in the beginning I want to build a family.

Amazing: In the video Brian shouted,'we're f***ing pregnant!' while Arthur screamed with excitement before giving their followers a look at the sonogram

Amazing: In the video Brian shouted, ‘we’re f***ing pregnant!’ while Arthur screamed with excitement before giving their followers a look at the sonogram

‘My dream was to have three boys. I said, ‘Listen I can’t justify paying so much money to the surrogacies. I just can’t picture myself spending that much money so why don’t we adopt? Because there are so many kids and they would love our help’.

The couple moved back to Ireland to be nearer Brian’s family, who they are extremely close to.

He added: ‘Brian and I, when we moved back, we really wanted to adopt in Ireland.

‘But we got some doors shut down in our faces because being gay first of all or there’s not enough kids to adopt in Ireland or if you want to adopt in Ireland, we will be the last on the list for gay and the age. And there are so many things and it’s really hard for us. It felt really heavy.’

Couple goals: Brian and Arthur tied the knot back in 2015 and have been open about their surrogacy journey

Couple goals: Brian and Arthur tied the knot back in 2015 and have been open about their surrogacy journey

Brian rose to fame when he appeared on Big Brother twice – in series 2 in 2001 and nine years later on 2010’s Ultimate Big Brother – before being invited to host the show when it moved over to Channel 5. 

He presented from 2011 to 2013 before being taken over by Emma Willis – something he claims he wasn’t told about and only discovered after reading it in a newspaper.

Big Brother is reportedly set to return to television screens next year on ITV with members of the public as housemates.

Happier times: Davina was the original host of Big Brother but left in 2010 when it was axed from Channel 4 to Channel 5. Brian then presented from 2011 to 2013 (pictured in 2010)

Happier times: Davina was the original host of Big Brother but left in 2010 when it was axed from Channel 4 to Channel 5. Brian then presented from 2011 to 2013 (pictured in 2010) 

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