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Lisa Hyde had her heart broken twice on The Bachelor. This week she welcomed a baby girl.

We first met fashion designer Lisa Hyde in 2014, when she came runner up on Blake Garvey’s season of The Bachelor. 

Well. What a difference five years makes.

The former reality TV star has just welcomed her first child with partner Damon Collina.

Myja-Jae Annie Collina was born on Sunday July 7, with Lisa sharing the happy news on her Instagram last night.

If you’re anything like us, you can’t remember what you ate for breakfast let alone what happened five years ago on television.

So here’s a rehash:

The Bachelor 2014.

Lisa made it all the way to the end of probably the most controversial season of The Bachelor to date.

Blake Garvey whisked his final two – Lisa and Sam Frost – off to South Africa where he left Hyde heartbroken and proposed to Frost.

Blake Garvey with his final two Lisa and Sam. Image: Ten.

After the finale aired, all scheduled media interviews were canceled for Blake, Sam and Lisa as it was confirmed that Blake and Sam had in fact broken up since filming.

The following week it was revealed that Blake was actually dating Louise Pillidge, who was second runner-up to Lisa. They've since broken up as well and Blake is... we assume still in hiding? Because woah did he royally piss some people off.

Since being on The Bachelor, Lisa did find love with Tyson Mayr, a travel blogger and model who also appeared on I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here!

The two travelled the world to the most picturesque of places, but after two years of being together, they decided it was time to call it quits in December 2016.


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Bachelor in Paradise 2018.

Lisa came into Paradise guns blazing.

Even though it'd been four years since the Garvey debacle, she told the show she'd "dodged a bullet".

Yeahhhhh, you might be right there, Lisa.

In Paradise she fell for Luke McLeod, 33.

They were so coupled up they left Paradise together to try their luck in the real world.

They dated for a couple of months and even met each other’s families, but then he cheated on her - which we found about in April when the show went to air.

A source told the Daily Telegraph, “He was out with the lads and hooked up with a 19-year-old girl.


“He is in his mid ‘30s and he is still making stupid decisions like this.”

“It was not the outcome I had hope for,” she told Mamamia at the time. “But I have too much respect for myself as a woman to sit back and let that happen.”

“Once you break the trust it’s really hard to come back from that, so we’ve just parted ways and tried to be adult… but there’s definitely no going back for me," she continued.

When news of the split was revealed, talk turned to Lisa being the new Bachelorette.

During an appearance on The Project, Lisa was asked if she would ever return to the Bachelor franchise.

“That’s a really tough one for me,” she said.

“Maybe if I had a chance to see the line-up going in, but I really want to meet someone the old-fashioned way.”

And meet someone she did.

Enter Damon.

Lisa met Damon (we think) about halfway through last year.

The 32-year-old first posted about her new love interest ( who is a marketing manager also living in Sydney) in October.

In January, she announced that she was pregnant.

"A beautiful miracle chose us to be her parents," she captioned her Instagram post.


Throughout her pregnancy, Lisa kept the loved up posts coming, with captions like, "Here is the simple truth about people, love the ones you want to keep".

Another reads, "You are my reason to smile everyday. Ladies they do exist, when you least expect it".

The couple shared their gender reveal video online, popping a balloon full of mini pink balloons while dining with friends at a local Bondi eatery.

And now she's here, little Myja-Jae.

Welcome to the world.

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