AFL star and his wife welcome their first child just a year after suffering the heartbreak of losing their unborn baby – and give him a very sweet name
- Couple announced the birth of adorable son Hugo James Walker on Instagram
- They tied the knot in March and announced they were expecting in September
- The birth comes a year after they the couple lost their unborn baby
Adelaide Crows forward Taylor Walker and his wife Ellie have welcomed a baby boy a year after suffering a devastating miscarriage.
The couple announced the birth of their adorable son, Hugo James Walker, on Instagram, after he arrived at 8.35am on Thursday.
‘When you arrived yesterday morning I instantly fell in love with you!’ Walker, 29, captioned the photos.
‘You are going to bring so much joy to Mum & I. Mum @elswalker_ I fell in love with you even more, so proud of you!’
The couple announced the birth of their adorable son, Hugo James Walker (pictured), on Instagram
Adelaide Crows forward Taylor Walker (right) and his wife Ellie (left) welcomed their first born child on Thursday
Walker and his wife Ellie married in a surprise wedding in March and announced they were expecting a baby in September
His wife, 28, also took to social media saying the pair ‘couldn’t be more in love, you’re perfect’.
The announcement comes a year after the young couple suffered heartbreak after losing their unborn child.
Walker took personal leave at the time and the Adelaide Crows shared the tragic update in a club statement.
The couple married four months later, in March this year, and in September they announced they were expecting another baby.
‘Ellie and I are about to start a new family … my wife is pregnant,’ the former Crows Captain told Triple M’s Roo & Ditts program.
‘We have a new little one on the way.
‘We’re not due until November, a few months … We’re not finding out (the gender of) what we’re having.’
Walker is just one of several of his teammates to start a family this year.
Rory Sloane and his wife Belinda Riverso welcomed a baby boy, Sonny Leo, in September.
The joyous arrival came a year after the couple’s first baby was stillborn in August.
Walker took personal leave after his wife suffered a miscarriage last year (pictured left with wife Ellie)