The moment Erin Molan broke down in tears with her six-month-old daughter Eliza on her lap.

Erin Molan welcomed her first child and daughter, Eliza, seven months ago.

And while her and her fiance, Sean Ogilvy, are absolutely enamoured with their new arrival, the sports presenter has also shared the difficulties motherhood can bring,

“Honestly, it’s much harder than I ever thought it would be,'” she told TV Week.

“What I thought motherhood would be like is the exact opposite of what it actually is. But the love I feel for Eliza is what I imagined, even more so.”


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Not even 6 months but the only one of us who can look at the camera properly… My little family ???????? #keentosayido

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The 36-year-old also shared how motherhood has given her perspective, especially when it came to her career. Molan was recently the victim of unfair rumours which put her at the centre of the downfall of The NRL Footy Show, which Channel 9 announced they would be axing, ending its 25 year run.

The decision to replace long-time host Paul ‘Fatty’ Vautin with Molan was part of an effort to boost falling ratings and bring in a younger and female audience. However, while this definitely wasn’t the fault of Molan, ratings continued to fall.

Sharing the moment when she read a “nasty article” blaming Molan for the demise of the show, the mum-of-one said she burst into tears.


“I had tears streaming down my face and after 20 minutes, I looked down to see Eliza staring back at me,” she shared.

“I hadn’t smiled at her in so long because I was absorbed by something awful – that’s not fair to her!”


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Instead she managed to turn the negative experience into a moment to remind her to be a positive role model for Eliza.

Previously sharing the touching story behind her daughter’s name, Molan told The Sunday Telegraph that Eliza’s middle name, Emily, is a tribute to the “little girl” her elder sister lost a few years ago.

“We wanted to honour her,” she said.

The name Eliza on the other hand was a nod to her mother, who dubbed her daughter ‘Eliza’ before she was even born.

“Mum named her Eliza at the start when we fell pregnant,” she said.

“My mum loves the name Eliza… but dad didn’t want a bar of it.”

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