‘Married At First Sight’ Season 5 Stars Ashley Petta & Anthony D’Amico Announce They’re Expecting Their Second Child

“We’re ready for Round 2!”

There’s another Married At First Sight baby on the way! 

Season 5 stars Anthony D’Amico and Ashley Petta announced on Thursday that they are expecting their second child. The couple— who are currently starring on the ‘MAFS’ Couples’ Cam spin-off—revealed their big news on Thursday’s episode.

“We are pregnant! Thirteen weeks and two days to be exact,” Ashley told People magazine. “I could not wait to reach my second trimester as it has been a very difficult road for us to get here.”

Anthony and Ashley welcomed a daughter, Mila, in January 2019. Anthony told the magazine that they wanted their second child to be close in age to their daughter, but they had difficulty conceiving.

“We’ve been struggling with this for a while, but I’m very happy to announce that we are pregnant again! This pregnancy goes to show that no path to pregnancy is the same,” he said. “I feel like with Mila once we started trying we were almost instantly pregnant. This time around it took us a year.”

The couple does not yet know if they’re expecting a boy or a girl. 

“The big question now is boy or girl?” Anthony said. “Being a dad, either sex would be fine, but I think this time around a boy would be great to mix things up a bit. If we had another girl, I would be fine with that too. I can’t wait to meet out little bundle of joy!”

On Friday, Anthony posted a photo of Mila wearing a T-shirt that reads “Big Sister.” In the caption, he thanked ‘MAFS’ fans for their support.

“I want to Thank everyone for all the love you’ve been sending us!” he wrote. “We really appreciate all the messages of support and prayers. ⁣Thank you for following our story we will update you as we go. A2.”

Ashley posted a family photo to her Instagram as well, and detailed some of the pregnancy struggles she’s been having lately.

“I thought by this point I would be able to breathe and enjoy this pregnancy, but unfortunately that has not been the case,” Ashley wrote. “I’ve been experiencing a lot of spotting and bleeding over the last 10 days. Several ultrasounds all check out and baby looks good. There has been no explanation for the bleeding or any idea when it might stop. From what I am told, some women just bleed and everything turns out fine. We are moving forward cautiously optimistic.⁣”

She also revealed that, when Thursday’s episode of “Couples Cam” was filmed eight weeks ago, she was having no problems in the pregnancy. 

“It feels very weird for me to be announcing this pregnancy at a time of such uncertainty. Typically, I keep these kind of things to myself because that is just the type of person that I am but on tonight’s episode of #couplescam you will see me share with Anthony the news that I am pregnant,” Ashley wrote. “We filmed this segment about 8 weeks ago and at that time I was nervous but everything was good. I’m sharing all of this because it is to hard for me just to pretend everything is great and I figured it would be even more weird if I didn’t say anything at all. We are trying to stay positive and I will keep you all posted. Prayers are welcome.”

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We are pregnant! 13 weeks and 2 days to be exact. I could not wait to reach my second trimester as it has been a very difficult road for us to get here. I thought by this point I would be able to breathe and enjoy this pregnancy, but unfortunately that has not been the case. I’ve been experiencing a lot of spotting and bleeding over the last 10 days. Several ultrasounds all check out and baby looks good. 🙏🏼 There has been no explanation for the bleeding or any idea when it might stop. From what I am told, some women just bleed and everything turns out fine 🤞🏼. We are moving forward cautiously optimistic.⁣ ⁣ It feels very weird for me to be announcing this pregnancy at a time of such uncertainty. Typically, I keep these kind of things to myself because that is just the type of person that I am but on tonight’s episode of #couplescam you will see me share with Anthony the news that I am pregnant. We filmed this segment about 8 weeks ago and at that time I was nervous but everything was good. Im sharing all of this because it is to hard for me just to pretend everything is great and I figured it would be even more weird if I didn’t say anything at all. We are trying to stay positive and I will keep you all posted. Prayers are welcome. ⁣ ⁣ 📸 @brittanylynnstudios #marriedatfirstsight #pregnancyannoucement⁣

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Season 7’s ⁣Danielle Bergman— who is currently expecting her second child with ‘MAFS’ husband Bobby Dodd— wished Ashley well in the comment section of her post. 

“I am so so so excited to be pregnant with you again!” Danielle wrote. “I cannot think of two better people to be this babe’s parents and we are staying consistently hopeful that everything will turn out just fine for y’all! We are always here for your family.”

Ashley and Anthony have not yet revealed their due date for Baby No. 2. 

Anthony and Ashley, and Danielle and Bobby aren’t the only couples from the franchise to stay together and start a family. Season 1 couple Jamie Otis and Doug Hehner recently became welcomed their second child, son Hendrix, in May. Season 6 stars Shawniece Jackson and Jephte Pierre currently have one daughter.

RELATED STORY: ‘Married At First Sight’ Season 7 Couple Danielle & Bobby Dodd Announce They’re Expecting Their Second Child

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1 Comment

  1. That is so awesome congratulations been watching you guys In the whole season five you have a beautiful baby now and I know the next one is going to be just as beautiful again congratulations

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