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Elyse Knowles and fiancé Josh Barker announce the birth of their first child

Elyse Knowles and fiancé Josh Barker announce the birth of their first child – and reveal the newborn’s sweet and unusual name

Elyse Knowles and her fiancé Josh Barker have announced the birth of their first child.  

In an Instagram post shared on Monday, both new parents posted a black and white photo showing their hands on the baby’s feet. 

The model wrote: ‘The next chapter in our lives. The best chapter yet. And it’s called Sunny. Sunny Barker’. 

Parents: Elyse Knowles (left) and her fiancé Josh Barker (right) announced the birth of their first child on Monday

In addition, Elyse and Josh revealed their baby was born on February 25 – just shy of a week ago.   

Neither Josh, 31, nor Elyse, 28, have revealed the baby’s sex, however several fans in the comments referred to the child as a boy. 

Also visible in the photo was Elyse’s massive, sparking diamond engagement ring. 

Sweet! In an Instagram post shared on Sunday, both new parents posted a black and white photo showing their hands on the baby's feet. They revealed the baby, called Sunny, was born last week - but they did not reveal the child's sex

Sweet! In an Instagram post shared on Sunday, both new parents posted a black and white photo showing their hands on the baby’s feet. They revealed the baby, called Sunny, was born last week – but they did not reveal the child’s sex 

In February, Elyse  announced that she had been been engaged to her long-term partner Josh for weeks. 

The former Block star shared a photo of Josh laying a hand on her bare baby bump, while she placed her hand on top. 

On the beauty’s hand was a sparking diamond engagement ring with a gold band and oval cut stone. 

Ready to wed? In February, Elyse announced she had become engaged to her long-term partner Josh

Ready to wed? In February, Elyse announced she had become engaged to her long-term partner Josh

Secrets! She captioned this emotional photo with the date the pair were engaged - January 17, 2021

Secrets! She captioned this emotional photo with the date the pair were engaged – January 17, 2021

She captioned the emotional photo with the date the pair were engaged – January 17, 2021 – almost a month prior.   

Josh and Elyse, who have been together for eight years, announced they were expecting their first child back in September.  

At the time, the model shared a series of loved-up photos to Instagram of herself and Josh in front of Uluru with a love heart drawn on her bare stomach. 

Baby love: Josh and Elyse, who have been together for eight years, announced they were expecting their first child in September

Baby love: Josh and Elyse, who have been together for eight years, announced they were expecting their first child in September

Incoming: . 'And then there were 3 #babybarker,' Elyse captioned this photo taken at Uluru

Incoming: . ‘And then there were 3 #babybarker,’ Elyse captioned this photo taken at Uluru

‘And then there were 3 #babybarker,’ she captioned the post. 

Following the announcement, Elyse extensively documented her pregnancy on Instagram, showing off her bump through various stages of her pregnancy.  

In an interview with The Daily Telegraph’s Stellar Magazine earlier this year, Elyse actually claimed she was not thinking about marriage. 

‘I’m not really fussed about [a wedding]. The baby is the biggest commitment we need,’ she told the publication. 

Insight: Elyse extensively documented her pregnancy on Instagram

Insight: Elyse extensively documented her pregnancy on Instagram

Bumping along: She showed off her bump through various stages of her pregnancy

Bumping along: She showed off her bump through various stages of her pregnancy

‘We don’t even think about that anymore. I’m not worried about it. I would rather put that money into family and our life all together. We know we love each other.’ 

Elyse said her relationship with the builder has only strengthened since they discovered they were expecting. 

The couple appeared on The Block Elsternwick in 2017, and were fan favourites, going on to win. 

Stars: The couple appeared on The Block Elsternwick in 2017, and were fan favourites, going on to win

Stars: The couple appeared on The Block Elsternwick in 2017, and were fan favourites, going on to win

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