There looks like there could be a new arrival for Schapelle Corby in the new future as the gossip mills are whirring that she is reportedly pregnant with her first bub.

The infamous Corby, has had us speculating for a while now if and when she would be announcing a pregnancy with Ben Panangian, an Indonesian surfer, that she has been in a long-term relationship with and whom she first met at a church service at Kerobokan Prison in 2006, as reported in the Daily Mail.

Photos of Corby, published in New Idea magazine, showed the 42-year old buying baby goods at Kmart in Brisbane. Her haul included baby clothes, blankets and a plastic bathtub.

Photo Credit – New Idea Magazine


She is wearing a baggy top so there’s not yet any clear evidence of a baby bump but in the pics, she does place a hand over her tummy. (Could be a sign???).

Engaged…And Pregnant?

The Aussie woman, who spent just under a decade in an Indonesian prison for drug smuggling, also shows off a sparkly ring on her wedding finger, causing rumours to fly that she is engaged.

Earlier this year, Corby spoke to Woman’s Day saying that they (Ben and her) were trying for a baby. She said that was hoping to fall pregnant on holiday in Thailand in April.

Snatched Moments

Ben is unable to visit Australia, as he holds a criminal record, so the couple only gets to spend two weeks together in the whole year.

While Corby is allowed to re-enter Indonesia (which is actually quite unusual for a former convicted prisoner), the couple chooses to meet up in places where visas are not a requirement.

Corby captured the world’s attention during her high-profile arrest in Bali in October 2004, when she was nabbed carrying 4.1kg of marijuana wrapped in plastic inside her boogie board bag.

She was originally sentenced to 20 years in jail but was eventually released on parole after nine years behind bars and was deported back to Australia in May 2017.

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More Mouths of Mums

  • I guess this was just a rumour, as no more was heard of it.


  • Knowing Schapelle and her dislike of the media, she could just be buying these products to keep everyone guessing, stir things up. Good for her, the media and the public should mind their own business and leave her alone. She’s served her time and is ‘free’ now


  • She may just be buying the items for a friend or family member. Seems like there’s not much news about if they are promoting this. She’s no-one special so lets just move on


  • We shouldn’t be speculating on if someone is pregnant or not and definitely not publicly we don’t know what someone is going through privately and how hurtful the speculation may be.


  • How wonderful if she is as it’s been reported that she thought she may never get to have children.


  • I think the media need to rethink what is news and what is in the public interest.

    • I tend to agree – I like stories and articles that are thought provoking or extend knowledge.


  • I really do get sick of hearing about her. It’s not like she is a celebrity or anything-she broke the law did her time. Time for the media to move on.


  • Is she – fact? Or isn’t she – fact? I’ll wait until it’s confirmed… but not with bated breath.


  • I don’t understand why she is still of interest to anyone – she is a convicted drug smuggler – we shouldn’t be making her out that she is a celebrity and documenting everything she does. Criminals should not be in the news headlines for anything other than their crimes – not normal everyday things like supposedly having babies!


  • Oh dear. These articles are annoying. I much prefer to read about facts and verified stories.


  • Typical Media. Announcements such as this should not be put into print until confirmed and permission given for such an article. I have bought baby clothes on many occasions for relatives’ and friends babies (and toddlers). I’m glad I’m not in the public eye or I would have a very large family.


  • Good luck to them, if the rumours are true… !


  • It’s not confirmed, so why don’t we wait until it is?! I have certainly bought baby things many times that werent for me!


  • Come on, it’s still just a rumour. I bought baby clothes last week, too, and I am certainly not pregnant. Good for her if she is, though, as I suspect it’s been her desire to be a mum. It would make a lovely start to a new chapter for her. If that’s her SO in the photo, she has a type…


  • Well if the rumours are true I wish her all the very best.


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