Jarryd Hayne and his girlfriend Amelia Bonnici have become parents, announcing to the media that their first child, a baby girl, was born “a few days ago.”

The pair found out that they were expecting a baby a short time after they met on Instagram, and publicly announced the news in September, after she moved into his Gold Coast home. 

Hayne has been reluctant to discuss any aspect of the pregnancy with the media, and sources say that he was “shocked” by the turn of events, but has embraced the responsibilities of parenthood. 

The Project‘s Peter Helliar raised the question during an interview with Hayne in October, and asked whether his “hypothetical” future child might one day be given an Eels, Titans or San Francisco 49ers jersey. 

“It would be Titans at the moment, yep”, he responded with a slightly awkward laugh.

Bonnici gave birth at a private hospital on the Gold Coast, and the pair are said to be “elated” and “besotted” with their new arrival. 

After walking away from his NFL contract in the US and failing to make the Fiji Rugby Sevens Olympic side, Hayne landed on his feet, returning to Australia for a lucrative contract with the Gold Coast Titans. 


Source: Daily Telegraph.

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