New to Bounty?
By Chanelle Mansour
Taking to Instagram at the time, the new mum-of-two shared the happy news with her followers and uploaded a photo from the hospital of her two bundles of joy.
“They’re here,” Jackie announced. “OMG they are so cute. My heart is full.”
A month after giving birth, the reality star also shared the genders of her newborns during her baby shower, which aired on Real Housewives of Melbourne this week.
“Two boys!” Jackie said in a piece-to-camera. “I’m f***ing over the moon!”
Body positive Jackie Gillies shared gorgeous photos of her twin baby bump throughout her pregnancy.
The proud mum also finally revealed the names of her two sons on her podcast Shine It Up with Jackie Gillies today, where she was joined by her husband Ben.
“Twin one, as he was known in the hospital, his name is Bonham David Gillies,” Ben announced, before revealing the meaning behind it.
“Bonham after the last name of the drummer in Led Zeppelin,” he said, before adding that they chose the middle name David in honour of his father.
“Twin two – his name is Rocco Ivan Gillies,” Ben revealed of their second son and explained that Ivan is after Jackie’s dad.
Jackie credits her time in the South African jungle on I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! back in 2018 for helping her realise she wanted to be a mother.
“Do I know I’m definitely going to have children? From the depths of my heart, yes. But what I haven’t been prepared for is the way it was going to come,” she said.
“The biggest thing I’ve learnt… is to never hide things,” she said.
“When you talk, it’s like you become lighter. And please don’t feel like you’re not good enough. Because you are enough. It’s okay. It’s not your fault.”
The star finally revealed her sons’ names – Bonham and Rocco – on the TV show that made her a celebrity.
While Jackie is yet to share new photos of her boys, she has been keeping fans updated on her new chapter as a mother ever since she first announced she was expecting twins.
“I’m having TWINS!” she revealed via an Instagram post in May this year, sharing a photo of her cradling her baby bump.
“It has been a bumpy IVF journey but all worth it,” she wrote.
Jackie and Ben are clearly taken with the new additions to their family, with the pair having previously spoken about how much they wanted to be parents.
“I do not want to miss out on the experience of being a mother,” Jackie previously told New Idea.
She also revealed that she came to the realisation that she wanted to be a mother after her time on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! in 2018.
“I wanted to be able to give my child everything they deserve. I thought, ‘Am I going to be good enough?’ But no mother is perfect.”
This article first appeared on New Idea and has been reproduced and edited with permission.