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Brian Dowling and Arthur Gourounlian confirm documentary about their surrogacy journey

Brian Dowling and Arthur Gourounlian have confirmed they’ve been filming a documentary about their surrogacy journey.

The former Big Brother star and the Dancing With The Stars judge are set to welcome their first child via surrogacy this September.

Brian’s younger sister Aoife is acting as the couple’s surrogate, and the TV presenter has previously thanked her for giving them “the gift of life”.

Brian Dowling and Arthur Gourounlian | Brian McEvoy

Ahead of the arrival of their first child, the couple confirmed they started filming a documentary on their journey to fatherhood earlier this week.

Brian wrote on Instagram: “3, 2, 1 ACTION!!!!!!! Cameras started rolling today on something we @gourounlian are SUPER EXCITED about. We are so looking forward to sharing our AMAZING Surrogacy journey @effidy_dowling_ with you all.”

“From ovulation tests, to pregnancy tests to the day our beautiful bundle of joy arrives 🤰🏼👶🏻 Coming to a screen near you soon 🙏🏼#comingsoon #surrogacy #newshow.”

Brian and Arthur tied the knot at the lavish Powerscourt Hotel back in 2015.

In an Instagram post shared back in May, Brian wrote: “It COMPLETELY FILLS OUR HEARTS @gourounlian to be able to reveal we are PREGNANT & due to our BEAUTIFUL bundle of joy later this year.”

“We actually never thought this day would be a reality for us. We fully realize & understand how lucky & blessed we are for this to be happening.”

He continued: “For a lot of us out there & especially people from our community we have to fight harder & push harder for what others consider to be something that can be achieved easily.”

“Myself & Arthur have been keeping the BIGGEST secret the past few months but it’s put the BIGGEST SMILES in our HEARTS & on our FACES.”

“We can’t wait to meet you, hug you & LOVE YOU for the rest of our lives 💚 Baby Dowling Gourounlian is on the way people 🤰🏼👶🏻🌹.”


Shortly afterwards, Brian confirmed his “amazing” sister Aoife is the surrogate for his and Arthur’s baby.

He wrote on Instagram: “Not only is this my BEAUTIFUL sister Aoife, she is also our INCREDIBLE Surrogate.”

“From our very first conversation about this back in 2019 to where we are now is ABSOLUTELY AMAZING 🤰🏼 @effidy_dowling_ you have gone above & beyond for us @gourounlian whether it is mentally or physically & you have stayed so POSITIVE & UPBEAT through it all.”

“From Ultra Sounds & Ovulation tests to numerous conversations about your Cycle 😜 to those 4 positive pregnancy tests we took where the 3 of us hugged & cried with happiness & excitement.”

“We have been through every step of this together reassuring each other along the way that everything will be fine once we stick together. Aoife you are an INSPIRATION to all of us. You are literally giving us THE GIFT OF LIFE.”

“So to you Aoife & our wonderful Egg Donor none of this would be possible without you both. From the bottom of our hearts thank you ❤️ I’m so happy to confirm that both Aoife & baby are doing BRILLIANTLY 👶🏻” Brian added. 


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