Jesinta Franklin Is Pregnant, Expecting First Child With Lance ‘Buddy’ Franklin

The model and TV host shared a black and white bump shot as part of her pregnancy announcement

By Winsome Walker Aug 28, 2019 1:13 AMTags
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Jesinta and Lance ‘Buddy' Franklin are about to become parents!  

Model and TV host Jesinta announced she's expecting her first child with her AFL star husband on her official app on Tuesday.

"My husband and I are so incredibly excited and overjoyed to announce that we have a baby on the way," the 28-year-old wrote along with a black and white bump shot.

"The journey to get here hasn't been easy and this little life is the greatest gift and we feel truly blessed and grateful that we will have a little angel of our own."

Jesinta explained that she and Buddy had a challenging few years in the lead-up to their pregnancy announcement.

"We have both dreamt of this for a long time and whilst the last 2.5 years have been physically and emotionally challenging, there's nothing we would change as it's brought us to this beautiful moment," the former Miss Universe Australia wrote. "The immense love we already have for our baby is indescribable and we can't wait to meet our little miracle."

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The pair started dating in 2012 and wed at an intimate ceremony in the Blue Mountains, NSW, in November 2016.  

Speaking to Stellar magazine about fatherhood in August 2018, Buddy revealed he'd be a "total pushover" if he did have children.

"My wife will have to take the reins on the discipline side of things," the 32-year-old Sydney Swans player said.

In a joint interview with Marie Claire Australia in January, Jesinta explained that she's always had complete faith in her husband. 

"There has never been a single moment that I've ever doubted our relationship," she said.

Meanwhile, Buddy instantly fell for his now-wife. "I knew as soon as I met her that I wanted to marry her," he said. "As clichéd as that sounds, it was love at first sight for me."  

Congratulations to the happy couple on their baby news!

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