Pregnancy & Birth

Toni Street reveals she’s expecting a baby via surrogate

The much-loved broadcaster is expanding her family!
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Toni Street has revealed that she and husband Matt France are expecting a baby boy!

The broadcasting belle shared on her Instagram account that the couple are expanding their family via a surrogate.

“Exciting news for Matt, Juliette, Mackenzie and I… We’re having a baby due in August! We’re incredibly blessed to have my childhood friend Sophie Braggins carry our precious bundle for us, and to have the unwavering support of her husband Michael. My battle with the auto-immune disease Churg-Strauss means I can’t carry another baby myself, so we’re extremely lucky to have such a special and selfless friend offer to be a surrogate for us.”

Toni with her childhood friend Sophie Braggins who is going to be surrogate for her and husband Matt.

The 34-year-old went into remission from the life-threatening autoimmune disease Churg-Strauss syndrome last year.

In an interview with NEXT magazine she revealed her desire to have another child.

“I’ve always wanted a big family. It wouldn’t be the end of the world if I couldn’t because I’ve got two lovely little girls, but there’s still something in me that thinks I’m not done. My ideal number is probably three. I always thought four – until I had kids!

Mike Hosking and Toni Street.

Toni shocked TV viewers in December by announcing that both she and co-host Mike Hosking were leaving Seven Sharp.

The broadcaster spoke of how she was looking forward to spending more time with her young family.

“They are young for such a short period of time, and while work is so important to me and to who I am – not to mention financially – it’s a matter of weighing up how much I’m willing to sacrifice. I have to decide how long I can do this for.”

After stepping down from the week-nightly TV show she has been concentrating on her role as a morning radio host on The Hits and spending more time with her family.

Toni and Matt will certainly have a busy year ahead, with their baby boy due to arrive in August.


Toni and Matt with daughters Juliette and Mackenzie in 2015.

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