AFL star Lance ‘Buddy’ Franklin and his model wife Jesinta Campbell have welcomed their second child together – a baby boy.
Sydney Swans player Buddy, 34, announced the happy news on Instagram on Wednesday by posting a sweet black and white photo of himself cradling their tiny bundle of joy.
‘Our baby boy has arrived,’ Buddy captioned the post, adding a blue love heart emoji.
‘Our baby boy has arrived’: AFL power couple Buddy and Jesinta Franklin have welcomed their second child – a baby boy
In the image Buddy beams at the camera as he holds the tiny tot, whose name is yet to be revealed, while still in hospital.
According to Seven News, the tiny tot was born on Wednesday morning.
Buddy and Jesinta, 29, received well wishes and congratulatory messages from followers and fans in the comments section of his post.
‘Congrats guys,’ model and new mother Elyse Knowles wrote underneath, alongside blue love heart emojis and a rainbow.
New addition! Sydney Swans player Buddy, 34, announced the happy news on Instagram on Wednesday
Model and former AFL star Tom Derickx added: ‘Congrats guys!!’
Jesinta was last seen in public on March 8, just before the birth.
She looked absolutely stunning as she stepped out at a Marie Claire breakfast in Sydney while heavily pregnant.
At the event, she showed off her baby bump in a flowing brown maxi dress and couldn’t wipe the smile off her face.
Gorgeous: Jesinta was last seen in public on March 8, just before the birth. She looked absolutely stunning as she stepped out at a Marie Claire breakfast in Sydney while heavily pregnant
Baby on board! At the event, she showed off her baby bump in a flowing brown maxi dress and couldn’t wipe the smile off her face
Just last week, Buddy shared a rare photo to Instagram of himself with his one-year-old daughter, Tullulah.
The 34-year-old athlete captioned the post, which showed him and the child wearing bathrobes in a hotel suite: ‘Always a beautiful stay with my girls.’
Buddy and his daughter posed by the impressive floor-to-ceiling windows of Sydney’s Crown Hotel.
He has been in training in recent weeks, ahead of his highly-anticipated return to the footy field with the Swans.
On Monday, Fox Sports reported that Buddy will be returning to the game on Saturday, where the Sydney Swans will verse Adelaide at the SCG.
As the publication reports, Buddy didn’t play a match last year due to injuries.
Family man: Just last week, Buddy shared a rare photo to Instagram of himself with his one-year-old daughter, Tullulah
In an interview with The Herald Sun in February meanwhile, Buddy confirmed Jesinta was just weeks away from giving birth to their second child.
‘We are five or six weeks away from having our second. I am really excited about that and can’t wait to become a father for the second time,’ he said.
‘The main thing is you have got a happy and healthy family. Being a father has been the best thing for me. I am loving every minute of it and I wouldn’t have it any other way.’
New addition: In an interview with The Herald Sun in February, Buddy confirmed Jesinta was just weeks away from giving birth to their second child
Last month, Jesinta admitted in an Instagram post that she was ‘nervous’ about having two young children at home.
Sharing a photo in which she’s pushing a stroller, Jesinta wrote: ‘Pre-dinner waddle to the shops. Can’t believe we’ll be whipping out the double pram soon.
‘Would love any advice/tips from other mums with a one-year-old and newborn. I would be lying if I said I wasn’t nervous’.
The Sydney Swans player proposed to model Jesinta in December 2014, after 14 months of dating. They married in November 2016.