The former marie claire Australia cover star first announced she was expecting her second child in October 2020, while speaking with Vida Glow founder Anna Lahey during one of the brand's Instagram Glow Sessions.
"Nearly halfway through, it was a very big surprise for us," Franklin told Lahey during the Instagram Live. "Tallulah will be getting a sibling at the end of March next year ."
Franklin explains she found out a week after Buddy—who plays for the Sydney Swans—went into the COVID-19 'hub', where AFL players are confined to strict lockdowns, saying it "was a lot to deal with at once."
Franklin has previously been very vocal about her and Buddy's fertility struggles, revealing the couple tried to conceive for two years prior to welcoming their daughter, something she touched on during the Glow Sessions.
"It was very hard to conceive Tullulah, so for this to be such an unplanned surprise is a blessing," Franklin told Lahey. "I had that moment that I really had wished for the first time, where you pee on a stick and it's such a surprise and it's very exciting. I got that moment that I feel I missed out on because of all the challenges."
Franklin went on to say that speaking on her fertility struggles was especially important to her, something she hopes will help other women who might be dealing with the same issues—and something Lahey herself admitted to dealing with when trying to conceive her first child with husband Keiran.
"I knew so many other women had gone through it as well, and there was just not enough dialogue out there about it. I think the only time we really speak about fertility, as women, is when comes to having a baby," Franklin said. "We really should be talking about it long before then."
A huge congratulations to Jesinta and Buddy!