The celebrity chef Matt Golinski’s life was torn apart on Boxing Day 2012, when a fire erupted in his Sunshine Coast home, tragically killing wife Rachel and their three daughters, Starlia, 10, and twins Sage and Willow, 12.

Matt Golinski, 45, woke up in hospital, discovering he was the only survivor and with burns to 40 per cent of his body.

After revealing to Daily Mail Australia a new romance with personal trainer fiancée Erin Yarwood earlier this month, regional paper New Mail have reported that the pair are expecting their first child together in August.

The former Ready Steady Cook star is ‘excited about welcoming a new baby’.

The Queensland-based news source also went on to say that the announcement came early July, with Erin due to give birth in just five weeks.

Matt’s baby news comes shortly after he revealed exclusively to Daily Mail Australia, that he’s engaged to personal trainer Erin Yarwood.

‘I hadn’t really been considering the idea of a new relationship – I just wanted to get well and move on from everything.

‘Then fate came along and I was lucky to meet someone who was really special,’ he said.

The couple started out as friends but somewhere between swapping CDs and realising how much they had in common, they fell in love.

‘Then I started thinking about how I could imagine spending my life with her.’

The chef proposed on top of Mount Cooroora in Pomona and she said yes.

‘A lot of people search their whole lives for love. I have been lucky enough to have two great loves. To love two wonderful, kind women,’ he said.

Congratulations to them both! He deserves to find happiness that’s for sure

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  • Such great news after such a tragedy.


  • i heard about this on the news. it is great that he has finally found himself a little joy after what he has been through. congratulations to them


  • I am sure Matt’s deceased wife would want him to move on and have a fulfilling life. I am sure he and Erin will be very happy. They must be so excited to having a baby soon.


  • Definitely deserves to be happy so congrats to them both


  • Congratulations!


  • Congratulations. It’s lovely he acknowledged his first wife, too.


  • Congratulations ????????????????????


  • Congratulations to them – simply wonderful!


  • So happy Matt found a second love and his mourning is turned into happiness again !


  • I wish Matt and Erin all the best for their future lives together.


  • Congratuations to Matt and Erin,wishing you all the best for the future!


  • After such a tragedy, so nice to hear he has much to celebrate.


  • Congratulations. Let’s hope this is the beginning of a new positive phase of his life.
    Atrocious what the happened with the fire. :-(


  • This was such a devastating story, i remember hearing about it when it happened and couldn’t imagine what he was going through. Im so happy for him and his new partner. I hope all goes well for them and they have a happy healthy baby and a happy life together


  • I remember feeling so sad for him when it was reported he lost his family. Nice to hear some happiness returning to his life.


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