MasterChef winner Emelia Jackson welcomes her first child

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Congratulations! MasterChef winner Emelia Jackson welcomes her first child – as she shares a heartwarming photo of herself cuddling the newborn

Emelia Jackson has welcomed her first child with partner Craig Gersbach. 

The 32-year-old, who was crowned the winner of MasterChef last year, announced the happy news on Monday via a sweet post on Instagram Stories. 

Uploading a photo of herself cradling her tiny newborn, the Melbourne-based pastry chef wrote in the caption: ‘In love in a way I never knew was possible [love heart emoji]’.  

MasterChef 2020 winner Emelia Jackson, 32, announced the arrival of her first child on Monday. She uploaded this sweet photo of herself and the newborn to Instagram, alongside the caption:  'In love in a way I never knew was possible'

MasterChef 2020 winner Emelia Jackson, 32, announced the arrival of her first child on Monday. She uploaded this sweet photo of herself and the newborn to Instagram, alongside the caption:  ‘In love in a way I never knew was possible’ 

Emelia announced her pregnancy back in  December, uploading an Instagram photo of herself posing with her baby bump on display.  

‘Excuse the toilet in the background but this baby is popping today… Sous chef coming in June,’ she wrote as she posed in the mirror of her bathroom.

The soon-to-be-mother was beaming as she cradled her stomach with one hand while taking the mirror selfie with the other. 

Parents: Emelia shares her child with partner Craig Gersbach (right)

Parents: Emelia shares her child with partner Craig Gersbach (right) 

Baby joy! Emelia announced her pregnancy back in December, uploading this Instagram photo of herself cradling her baby bump

Baby joy! Emelia announced her pregnancy back in December, uploading this Instagram photo of herself cradling her baby bump 

Shortly after she made the announcement, Emelia was inundated with well wishes from a number of her MasterChef co-stars. 

‘Omg Milsy! Biggest congrats on the choux bun in the oven,’ gushed Poh Ling Yeow. 

‘So bloody exciting! Bubba Mills,’ wrote Brendan Pang, while Tessa Boersma simply posted three love heart emojis.

Meanwhile Rose Adam wrote: ‘This is amazing. Congratulations,’ and MasterChef Judge Jock Zonfrillo shared an emoji of a fist bump and an explosion. 

Thrilled: Shortly after she made the announcement, Emelia was inundated with well wishes from a number of her MasterChef co-stars

Thrilled: Shortly after she made the announcement, Emelia was inundated with well wishes from a number of her MasterChef co-stars

Little is known about Emelia and Craig’s relationship as she rarely posts pictures of them together on Instagram, nor does she name or tag him when she does. 

It appears the couple have been together for at least two years.

Emelia first shared a selfie with Craig to Facebook in July 2018. She has posted just a handful of pictures with him since they made their social media debut.

Going the distance! It appears the couple have been together for at least two years now. Emelia first shared a selfie with Craig to Facebook in July 2018

Going the distance! It appears the couple have been together for at least two years now. Emelia first shared a selfie with Craig to Facebook in July 2018

The couple’s exciting news comes after Emelia was crowned the winner of MasterChef Australia: Back To Win earlier this year.

She took home a whopping $250,000 – which she says will help build her cake business – and the MasterChef 2020 trophy.

Emelia beat out runner-up Laura Sharrad, who was undone by her overly icy gelato dessert, which was accidentally left in an open freezer. 

Lots to celebrate: The couple's exciting news comes after Emelia was crowned the winner of MasterChef Australia: Back To Win earlier this year

Lots to celebrate: The couple’s exciting news comes after Emelia was crowned the winner of MasterChef Australia: Back To Win earlier this year 

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