At Last, The Child Of Barnaby Joyce & Vikki Campion Has Reportedly Arrived

Former Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce and partner Vikki Campion have reportedly welcomed their first child together – a baby boy.

Sky News Australia made the announcement, hailing the child’s arrival after months of controversy.

The news comes nearly two months after Joyce stepped down from the position, and from his role as leader of the Nationals Party, over the revelation he and Campion engaged in an affair while she was still his media advisor.

Joyce, who is married with children, told the media at the time that “it’s incredibly important this [resignation] be a circuit breaker for Vikki, a circuit breaker for my unborn child, a circuit breaker for my daughters, and a circuit breaker for [estranged wife Natalie Joyce].”

We’ll update this story as it develops.

UPDATED AT 2:50pm.

Apparently, the baby boy is called Sebastian, and weighed 8 pounds 7 ounces at birth. Why do we, as a country, use pounds and ounces to weigh babies? I guess “three-and-a-half kilo baby” doesn’t sound quite as precious.

It’s Barnaby’s fifth child, and Campion’s first. And apparently, that whole “grey area” of paternity Barnaby bizarrely called into question during the height of the scandal was “a mistake”, reports the Daily Telegraph. “Mr Joyce knows the baby is his.”