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Colin Kaepernick, partner Nessa Diab welcome newborn baby, becoming parents for the first time

Colin Kaepernick and partner Nessa Diab welcome newborn baby, as the former NFL quarterback becomes a father for the first time

  • Kaepernick welcomed his first child into the world at the age of 34 weeks ago
  • Diab debated posting this, saying it’s ‘personal to us’ but feel ‘over the moon’
  • Kaepernick has not played in the NFL since 2016 due to his political statements 

Colin Kaepernick has recently become a first-time dad, as revealed in a recent Instagram post. 

The former NFL quarterback’s partner, radio and television personality Nessa Diab, posted a black-and-white photo on Instagram of herself, Kaepernick, and the newborn.

According to the post, the birth took place a few weeks ago, just before Diab went to go work at Sunday night’s MTV Video Music Awards in New Jersey.

The post did not mention a name, sex, or gender for the child.  

Colin Kaepernick and his partner Nessa Diab have welcomed a newborn baby into their family

Kaepernick has not played in the NFL since 2016, despite leading the 49ers to a Super Bowl

Kaepernick has not played in the NFL since 2016, despite leading the 49ers to a Super Bowl

‘I thought long and hard about sharing our life changing news today. I decided to do so because today is the first day in a few weeks where I stepped out for work with a new life title – MOM!

‘Colin and I welcomed our amazing baby to the world a few weeks ago and we are over the moon with our growing family.

‘Recovering after delivery has been a journey (more on that later) and honestly I wasn’t going to share anything because this is sooooo personal to us and I realized I’m a complete mama bear! Colin is the most amazing dad and I’m soooo grateful that he is by our side for every moment of this journey.

‘I know sharing this allows me to connect with you in different ways that I never imagined. My conversations and life experiences have already changed. And my world has gotten that much bigger thanks to our sweet little baby who has shown me how to love in ways I never knew.

‘Thank you everyone for your support as always. Love, The Kaepernicks’

Kaepernick, the former quarterback of the San Francisco 49ers, has been out of the league since 2017, due to his political activism and statements made against police brutality and highlighting issues facing African Americans.

He filed a grievance against the NFL, accusing the league of colluding against him. The league agreed to a confidential settlement in 2019.

Since becoming a free agent in the offseason of 2017, Kaepernick has not signed for a team in the NFL, despite his above average total quarterback rating. 

The last time Kaepernick exhibited his passing skills was when he was named an honorary captain at the University of Michigan's spring game

The last time Kaepernick exhibited his passing skills was when he was named an honorary captain at the University of Michigan’s spring game

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