Jamie Redknapp and his model girlfriend Frida Andersson are expecting their first child as a couple, nine months after confirming their relationship.
The former footballer, 47, is already a parent to sons sons Charley, 16, and Beau, 12, with ex-wife Louise, while Frida, 37, has four children from her marriage to American hedge fund tycoon Jonathan Lourie.
While they are yet to publicly announce the pregnancy, Frida responded to a series of congratulatory messages on Sunday evening after sharing a picture of one of her sons, confirming the news.
Baby news? Jamie Redknapp is reportedly set to become a dad for the third time at the age of 47 and welcome his first child with model Frida Andersson, 37 (pictured together in April)
After one posted ‘Lovely news on your new baby. Congratulations to both,’ the model promptly replied with a thank-you emoji.
She repeated the gesture with as second post, which read: ‘Congratulations on your new baby.’
The couple, who have been linked since August, are said to be ecstatic and the baby is due in November.
A source told The Sun: ‘Jamie and Frida are absolutely delighted. They’ve been virtually inseparable in lockdown, and their relationship has gone from strength to strength.
‘They’re absolutely delighted’: A source said the football star is ‘excited’ to have another child and it is believed that the baby is due in November (pictured with Frida in April)
‘Jamie’s been telling pals he’s really excited to be a dad again — less excited about the sleepless nights, and nappy-changing.’
They added that the couple have started telling their ‘nearest and dearest’ about their reported news in recent days.
MailOnline has contacted Jamie’s representative for further comment.
It is thought that Jamie’s dad Harry and mum Sandra, both 74, know about the news, however it is not known if Jamie’s ex-wife Louise has been told.
Frida is currently signed to Mrs Robinson Management, an agency for older models, and has previously appeared in content for designer brands such as Escada.
The blonde is a familiar face at high society parties and lives with her four children in a lavish mansion in west London.
Friendly: Jamie split from ex-wife Louise in 2017 and recently praised her for doing a ‘great job’ with co-parenting their two sons
Jamie split from Eternal singer Louise in 2017 after 19 years of marriage and recently praised his ex-wife for doing a ‘great job’ with co-parenting their two sons.
The former footballer admitted they still ensure they’re ‘pulling the right way’ when it comes to looking after their sons Charley and Beau.
Speaking to HELLO! last month, Jamie said: ‘I’m very fortunate I’ve got two great boys. When you co-parent, it’s something you have to do together and make sure you’re both pulling the right way.’
He added: ‘Louise does a great job with the boys. We do the best we can and try to be tough but fair.’
Family: Jamie and Louise share two children, their sons Charley, 16, and Beau, 12
Louise has often been candid about their split and revealed her regret over taking part in the 2016 edition of Strictly Come Dancing because it led to the end of her marriage in her book You’ve Got This.
The singer suggested she looks back on the experience with remorse as it ultimately ended her marriage to former soccer star Jamie.
She wrote: ‘If I’d done the show four years earlier, this wouldn’t have happened. I wouldn’t have walked away from my marriage.’
Louise, who was partnered with Kevin Clifton, said that taking part in the show ‘simply wasn’t worth putting anyone I loved or love through the heartache’.
The mum of two continued that she thinks she would have been ‘too scared’ to leave Jamie if she hadn’t taken part in the show.
And in April, Louise stated that a new romance isn’t her priority after her split from Jamie.
Speaking on BBC Morning Live, she said: ‘It has obviously been a long time since I was single, do you know what I find, it’s on everybody’s tongue: “Are you with anybody, have you met anybody?”
‘I feel until I’m actually with somebody and say: “Yep, present him, this is him” I feel like everyone is going to think: “Oh, is she okay? Is she not okay?”‘
Honest: Louise spoke candidly about her marriage and divorce in recently released book You’ve Got This