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"It's a big shock." MAFS' Melissa and Bryce have welcomed twins, 10 weeks early.

Married At First Sight's Melissa and Bryce have welcomed their twin sons, 10 weeks earlier than expected.

Bryce announced the news to his Instagram on Monday morning in a video that showed the pair at the hospital.

"So we didn't have our typical Saturday morning, did we babe?" he asked Melissa, showing her in a hospital bed.

"No, today we were planning to start establishing the nursery but here we are.

"It's a big shock, very early, but I'm being very well looked after," she said.

The couple, who were already fake-married for the TV show, first announced that they were expecting in a cover shoot with New Idea earlier this year. 

"It's all happened very fast," Bryce told the magazine.

"People saw on the show how supportive and loyal Mel was. I'm pleased to say that's transitioned to the real world."

"It's been a whirlwind, but we're so incredibly happy," Melissa added.

On Instagram, Melissa said at the time: "Words cannot describe the joy, love and pure excitement we feel for one another and for our babies."

Bryce said they "can't wait for this next chapter in our lives as we navigate parenthood as one happy, loving family".

Melissa told the magazine she was emotional and said "holy sh*t" seven times after the nurse told her she was pregnant with twins during her first ultrasound.

Melissa and Bryce created a lot of controversy during MAFS 2021 season, but told New Idea they were pleased to put that chapter behind them.

"We're not doing this for anybody else, it's about us – we're cementing our love," Bryce said.

"Melissa deserves to be happy and I'm apparently very good at that, so I'm looking forward to making it all official.

"Our kids will have a friend for life, it's a very special thing. We hope they grow up close. This is all such a blessing to be able to bring two children into the world together."

They said they were planning a "low-key" wedding after their babies birth and no, the MAFS experts would definitely not score an invite.

Bryce proposed during a helicopter tour across Melbourne, after the couple picked out a black diamond ring together. 

Whilst the pair haven't shared a picture of the twins yet, but said they "cant wait for [the public] to meet them".

Bryce and Melissa are one of the few couples to remain together after MAFS filming.

Season six's Cam and Jules also officially married after their on-screen wedding and in October 2020 announced the birth of their son, Oliver.

Season two couple Erin and Bryce remain together, as do season six's Martha and Michael.

Season one couple Zoe Hendrix and Alex Garner split in 2018 and co-parent four-year-old daughter Harper.

Feature image: Instagram / @bryceruthven

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