Married At First Sight alums Austin Hurd and Jessica Studer walked down the aisle as strangers during Season 10. Jessica, who is a nurse manager, was paired up with network technician Austin. They are one of my favorite couples from the show. But the MAFS duo faced their fair share of issues.
Jessica had a strict, very early bedtime policy. Austin didn’t feel comfortable saying “I love you” to his wife. And Jessica also wasn’t fond of how often Austin needed to travel for his job.
When Decision Day rolled around, this duo decided to stay married. And Austin even told Jessica that he loved her! They were the only pairing from Season 10 of MAFS to survive.
The couple kept their followers up to date on all the developments in their lives. In March of 2021, Jessica revealed that the couple bought a house. Jessica wrote on Instagram, “A little late but in the fall, we purchased our first home! It’s crazy to think that only a year and a half ago we met and married as strangers, moved to two apartments, got a dog, Austin changed his job, I moved up in my career, and now we’re homeowners!” That is a lot of change in a short amount of time. But the biggest change was yet to come.
In July of 2021, Jessica and Austin announced that they were expecting. “Austin and I are super excited about this new adventure of parenthood! We both knew we wanted to be parents when we met but wanted to wait for the time to be right,” Jessica shared. “Now that we have been married for almost two years and are a little more settled with a house, we are as ready as we can be.” She added, “I know Austin is going to be a great dad, and I can’t wait for November 2021 to meet baby H.”
Austin posted an adorable announcement on his Instagram. He sported a blue shirt with the words, “Have You Hurd The News?” His wife’s shirt read, “We’re expecting!” The happy duo held up hats that said “dad” and “mom.” Austin wrote, “From the moment we said I do we wanted to get to this point. A next chapter to our lives is starting soon with a new character. Beyond excited for what all happens next.”
According to US Weekly, the parents-to-be had a joint baby shower in October. During an episode of Married at First Sight: Couples Cam, Jessica and Austin announced that they were expecting a baby boy.
“My prediction is right. We’re about to have a son. I’m very happy,” Jessica stated. “It feels very surreal and exciting and crazy all at the same time.”
Her husband added, “All of these things start running through my head about things I want to teach him. Everything just came crashing down on me.”
On November 3, 2021, Jessica and Austin welcomed their son, Westin Paul Hurd. Their precious new arrival weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces, and was 20 inches long.
Jessica hit up Instagram to share a photo of her and Austin with their son. “The last few days have been a blur and it’s crazy this little man is ours! Welcome Westin Paul, we are so in love with you,” the new mom wrote. “We are all healthy and adjusting! As exhausting as these first few days have been the snuggles really do make it all worth it,” she added with a smiley heart-face emoji. Of course the MAFS family sent their congratulations. Deonna McNeill wrote, “Aww look at him!! Westin is too cute!!” Elizabeth Bice (also known as Beth Bice) said, “Look at all his hair !!!! Omg you made him! Congratulations to both of you!” Jamie Otis Hehner commented, “I loooove his name! He is so cute! Congrats guys!”
Congratulations, Jessica and Austin, on your new arrival!
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