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David Gandy is a dad again!

David Gandy has revealed he has become a father for the second time. 

During an appearance on This Morning on Tuesday, the esteemed model, 41, was asked about parenthood and sustainability, leading to host Holly Willoughby saying: ‘Didn’t you have your second daughter last weekend?’

The star, who shares his kids with barrister girlfriend Stephanie Mendoros, gushed over home life and said sustainability was more important now he is a father.

 Happy family: David Gandy has revealed he has become a father for the second time with his barrister girlfriend Stephanie Mendoros (pictured with Stephanie in May 2017)

He said: ‘A second daughter, full house. We have to be very aware now of building the future for those guys, not us.

‘But a house full of women – even the dog. I get ignored by everyone now. I have no control over anything, I’ve learnt that…

‘I thought we’d just got past watching Peppa Pig or Duggee for the four thousandth time, or Baby Shark and then Halloween Baby Shark and Christmas Baby Shark’. 

The proud father, who is Britain’s highest-paid male model, has been dating barrister Stephanie for four years yet remains coy over his private life.  

Surprise! During an appearance on This Morning on Tuesday, the esteemed model, 41, was asked about parenthood and sustainability, leading to host Holly Willoughby saying: 'Didn't you have your second daughter last weekend?'

Surprise! During an appearance on This Morning on Tuesday, the esteemed model, 41, was asked about parenthood and sustainability, leading to host Holly Willoughby saying: ‘Didn’t you have your second daughter last weekend?’

The big reveal! It was Holly who revealed the news on the sofa

The big reveal! It was Holly who revealed the news on the sofa

The model, reported to be worth £12 million, has previously said he dreams of having a big family one day. 

He said: ‘My sister has five children. So I have five nephews and nieces. We have great fun together bouncing around on the trampoline when I go to visit them. Dora too. They all want to play. I’ve seen them growing up. It’s a great family.’

Asked whether he would look to beat his sister’s achievement, he said: ‘I’m definitely not going to try and beat that record. Stephanie can have five. I’ll have five cars.’ 

David’s most high-profile romance has been with former The Saturdays singer turned radio presenter, Mollie King, 31. The couple dated for 10 months back in 2011, before reconciling once again in 2015.

Mum's the word! The proud father, who is Britain's highest-paid male model, has been dating barrister Stephanie for four years

Mum’s the word! The proud father, who is Britain’s highest-paid male model, has been dating barrister Stephanie for four years

New dad: In 2018, he shared this image to announce the news of his first daughter's arrival

New dad: In 2018, he shared this image to announce the news of his first daughter’s arrival 

David and Mollie parted ways in early 2016, shortly before the model started his relationship with talented criminal lawyer Stephanie.  

The hunk also dated model and nutritionist Sarah Ann Macklin, 29, for a year from 2012 to 2013. 

David shot to fame back in 2001 when his then-housemate entered him into a modelling competition on ITV’s This Morning without his knowledge. He subsequently won the competition and was awarded a contract with Select Models.

During his appearance on the show he discussed his start there, saying: ‘It’s really lovely. I always jump at the chance to come back because this is where it all started, of course.’

Phillip then added it was never David’s plan to be a model and David said, ‘No, I didn’t have a clue about it [the industry]. I never aspired to go into the fashion industry. But we won the competition and [people] saw something that could be there.’

Oops! David shot to fame back in 2001 when his then-housemate entered him into a modelling competition on ITV's This Morning without his knowledge

Oops! David shot to fame back in 2001 when his then-housemate entered him into a modelling competition on ITV’s This Morning without his knowledge

The new father has gone on to become one of Britain’s most successful and highly-paid models, with his estimated £12 million fortune. 

He has appeared in numerous high-profile campaigns for the likes of Dolce & Gabbana Hugo Boss and Carolina Herrera, as well as being a face of high street brand Marks and Spencer. 

Stephanie, meanwhile, is a successful junior barrister at top London law firm, Staple Inn Chambers, specialising in crime, family law and domestic violence cases. 

The company’s website states: ‘She regularly acts on behalf of defendants charged with offences involving serious violence, robbery and knife crime.

‘Stephanie is regularly instructed in the Magistrates’ Courts, Youth Courts and Crown Courts. She defends across a range of criminal matters, frequently securing acquittals for her clients.

‘[She] has particular ability in representing vulnerable or young defendants.’

Former flame: David's most high-profile romance has been with former The Saturdays singer, Mollie King, 31, who he dated on and off between 2011 and early 2016 (pictured in June 2011)

Former flame: David’s most high-profile romance has been with former The Saturdays singer, Mollie King, 31, who he dated on and off between 2011 and early 2016 (pictured in June 2011)

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