Jamie Redknapp’s wife Frida has given birth to their first child, a baby boy named Raphael.
The footballer, 48, and the model, 38, welcomed the newborn on Wednesday just weeks after they tied the knot in an intimate ceremony last month.
Frida took to Instagram to share sweet snaps with her little one as she posed radiantly with the tiny baby resting on her chest and told: ‘Our Viking has arrived!’
Family: Jamie Redknapp’s wife Frida has given birth to their first child, a baby boy named Raphael
In another adorable shot Jamie leant in to kiss their bundle of joy as he slept in a cute blue and white romper.
She wrote: ‘Our Viking has arrived! Feeling beyond blessed to have welcomed this precious little boy, Raphael Anders Redknapp,to our family! A big thank you to all the wonderful doctors and nurses at Chelsea Westminister Hospital.’
Meanwhile Jamie also took to Instagram to share an adorable snap cradling his baby boy, and revealed his wife Frida was ‘doing well’ after giving birth.
Cute: The footballer, 48, and the model, 38, welcomed the newborn on Wednesday just weeks after they tied the knot in an intimate ceremony last month
Baby news! Jamie took to Instagram to share an adorable snap cradling his baby boy, and revealed his wife Frida was ‘doing well’ after giving birth
Surprise! Along with the cute snap, Jamie penned the caption: ‘Meet Raphael Anders Redknapp we’re so in love, mum is doing so well too
Along with the cute snap, Jamie penned the caption: ‘Meet Raphael Anders Redknapp we’re so in love, mum is doing so well too.
‘We can’t thank the amazing doctors and nurses at the Chelsea and Westminster enough. So excited for him to meet my boys.’
Proud mum Friday quickly commented under Jamie’s post, writing: ‘Our little Viking.’
Jamie, who shares sons Charles, 17, and Beau, 13, with his ex-wife Louise, was reportedly ‘thrilled’ when he and Frida, who has four sons with hedge fund manager Jonathan Lourie, 58, discovered they were expecting earlier this year.
Cute: Proud mum Friday quickly commented under Jamie’s post, writing: ‘Our little Viking’
Tender: Frida shared another shot of Jamie sweetly holding the baby’s tiny hand
Kisses: In a fourth cute shot a female family member gave the newborn a peck on the cheek
Wedding bells! The footballer welcomed the newborn with his spouse just weeks after they tied the knot in an intimate ceremony last month
In August it was reported that Jamie and Frida were ‘thrilled’ to learn they were expecting a baby boy.
A source told The Sun: ‘Jamie and Frida were thrilled to learn they are expecting a boy. They’ve told their children and families.
‘Everyone just wants the little lad to arrive now. And just in time for Christmas… it couldn’t be more perfect.’
The couple had made the most of their final baby-free weeks with a romantic babymoon in Santorini.
Congrats: The newlyweds tied the knot at Chelsea Registry Office on October 18, five months after they announced they were expecting a baby
Marking the first time Jamie has featured his girlfriend on his Instagram page, he shared a slew of snaps of the pair enjoying a beach day.
The loved-up couple revealed back in May they were expecting a baby together.
Speaking to The Mirror recently, Jamie’s father Harry, 74, said: ‘Jamie is very happy and Frida is happy. This will be grandchild number eight. We’ve got our hands full!’
He also revealed that the couple had learned the gender of their unborn baby, but are choosing to keep it a secret.
Harry’s comments came after Jamie reflected on fatherhood, joking he had a great excuse to avoid night feeds with his two sons because he was playing football.
Over the moon: In August it was reported that Jamie and Frida were ‘thrilled’ to learn they were expecting a baby boy
In a chat for L’Oreal Men Expert Father’s Day Campaign, the dad-of-two candidly spoke about being a father alongside pals Peter Crouch and Jermaine Jenas.
Reflecting on raising the sons he shares with ex Louise, he agreed with his pals the secret to parenting is ‘winging it’.
Of how he dealt with night feeds, he said: ‘We had a lovely excuse when we were playing [football]… didn’t really work when I was off injured though.’
In May, it was revealed that Jamie is expecting his third child, and first child with model girlfriend Frida, nine months after confirming their relationship.
A source told The Sun at the time: ‘Jamie and Frida are absolutely delighted. They’ve been virtually inseparable in lockdown, and their relationship has gone from strength to strength.
‘Jamie’s been telling pals he’s really excited to be a dad again — less excited about the sleepless nights, and nappy-changing.’
It was previously reported that Jamie’s ex-wife Louise was ‘quite shocked’ about his decision to marry Frida.
Proud parents: They collectively have six children – Jamie shares Charles, 16, and Beau, 13, with ex Louise Redknapp, while Frida shares four with Jonathan Lourie, 58
The newlyweds tied the knot at Chelsea Registry Office on October 18, five months after they announced they were expecting a baby.
And the whirlwind nuptials wee said to have come as quite a surprise to Louise as she reportedly didn’t know they were engaged.
A source told OK!: ‘Louise was quite shocked, she only found out very recently. They kept it very under wraps, nobody even knew they were engaged.
‘It’s very mixed emotions for her, it’s difficult because she’s spoken quite openly about her regret, she’s blamed Strictly quite a lot but, unfortunately, you can’t turn the clock back.’
‘He wanted his sons to walk in with him but it was a very small affair. She only knew because the boys were there.’
The insider added Louise wasn’t ‘given a lot of time to prepare’ because ‘Jamie wanted to be married before the baby was born’.
MailOnline contacted Louise’s representatives at the time for comment.
Jamie split from Louise in 2017 after 19 years of marriage following her stint on Strictly Come Dancing. Their divorce was official by 2018.
The footballer and Frida, 37, have maintained a low-profile since they started dating after having gone public with their romance in August 2020.
Following their wedding ceremony at Chelsea Registry Office, the newlyweds held a reception at Scott’s restaurant in Mayfair where they were joined by the likes of Frida’s new in-laws Harry and Sandra Redknapp, as well as Jamie’s cousin Frank Lampard and his wife Christine.
Split: Jamie split from Louise in 2017 after 19 years of marriage following her stint on Strictly Come Dancing. Their divorce was official by 2018 (pictured together in 2016)