MAFS star Ryan Gallagher's cancer heartbreak

Anita Lyons
Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer

Married at First Sight’s Ryan Gallagher has taken to Instagram to share a very special post.

The 29-year-old shared a picture of him with his mum, both wearing beanies supporting the Mark Hughes Foundation for brain cancer.

He then went on to reveal to his 208k followers that his mum has previously battled breast cancer.

Ryan Gallagher revealed a very special post, talking about his Mum’s cancer diagnosis. Source: Instagram/ryangallaghergram

“Somehow never got a pic with my old girl on here, after putting up with all my sh** over the years and also beating breast cancer twice!” he wrote.

“She’s a hell of a mum and an all round legend wearing our @markhughesfoundation beanies supporting a great cause.”

Ryan gained popularity on the Channel 9 show, Married at First Sight. Source: Channel 9

Fans were quick to comment with messages of love for the reality TV star.

“Your mum is a warrior,” one fan wrote. “She’s lucky to have a top bloke like you in her life.”

Ryan proves his mum is a bonafide superhero in new post. Source: Getty

Meanwhile his post resonated with others.

“My mum also fought and battled breast cancer but unfortunately lost her battle to bone cancer 10 years ago, I’m glad your mumma js a tough cookie to get threw it all [sic],” one follower wrote. 

Cherish every moment with your mum. I lost my mum when I was 18 and the same day as princess Diana. Big hugs.”

This wasn’t the first ‘Beanies for Brain cancer’ post Ryan put up. Two weeks ago, he shared a pic urging fans to buy a beanie.


Ryan’s parents moved to Goulburn from Sydney 12 years ago, while the (new) comedian decided to stay in Sydney.

His storyline was one of the most controversial on Married At First Sight earlier this year, particularly because he was part of the Davina Rankin / Dean Wells / Tracey Jewel saga.

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