'Our little miracle': Buddy and Jesinta Franklin expecting their first child

Buddy and Jesinta Franklin are expecting their first child.
Buddy and Jesinta Franklin are expecting their first child. Photo: Instagram/Jesinta Franklin

Sydney Swans player Lance "Buddy" Franklin and his wife Jesinta, are expecting their first child.

The model, television presenter and former Miss Universe Australia, shared the news on her official lifestyle app on Tuesday, explaining that it hadn't been an easy journey.

"My husband and I are so incredibly excited and overjoyed to announce that we have a baby on the way," the 28-year-old wrote. "The journey to get here hasn't been easy and this little life is the greatest gift and we feel truly blessed and grateful that we will have a little angel of our own.

Jesinta and Buddy Franklin are expecting their first baby.
Jesinta and Buddy Franklin are expecting their first baby. Photo: Jesinta Franklin app

"We have both dreamt of this for a long time and whilst the last 2.5 years have been physically and emotionally challenging, there's nothing we would change as it's brought us to this beautiful moment. The immense love we already have for our baby is indescribable and we can't wait to meet our little miracle."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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It's an issue Jesinta previously touched on in an interview with the Sydney Morning Herald after marrying Buddy in a secret ceremony in the Blue Mountains in 2016. Snapped in a billowy top, speculation was rife that the pair were expecting, with headlines asking "What are you trying to hide?"

"[It's] a bad photo," she laughed at the time. "A baggy T-shirt and a bit of wind blowing."

And while the model noted that pregnancy rumours were "water off a duck's back," and part of being in the public eye, Jesinta did acknowledge that it can be hard for women who are trying to conceive.

"It's a really sensitive question for women - that's why I would never ask a woman about it because you never know what is happening," she said.

The news comes following a weekend of celebrations after dad-to-be Buddy played his 300th AFL game on Saturday against St Kilda.