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Buddy and Jesinta Franklin confirm they are expecting their first child

AFL glamour couple Buddy and Jesinta Franklin have confirmed they are having a baby. 

The 28-year-old surprised fans when she took to her app on Tuesday to reveal she and her husband of three years were expecting their first child.   

‘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,’ the post read. 

'So incredibly excited and overjoyed': Buddy and Jesinta Franklin confirmed they are expecting their first child on Tuesday. Jesinta shared a black and white photo in which she'd cradling her bump, along with the announcement, on her app

‘So incredibly excited and overjoyed’: Buddy and Jesinta Franklin confirmed they are expecting their first child on Tuesday. Jesinta shared a black and white photo in which she’d cradling her bump, along with the announcement, on her 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.’

The announcement was accompanied by a black and white photo of the model wearing a sheer gown and gently cradling her already large bump. 

Baby joy! '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,' the app post read. Jesinta is pictured with husband Buddy Franklin in 2018

Baby joy! ‘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,’ the app post read. Jesinta is pictured with husband Buddy Franklin in 2018 

The post continued: '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'. Pictured together in a social media snap

The post continued: ‘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’. Pictured together in a social media snap 

It’s unclear how many weeks along the WAG is, however in June she revealed she was keen to have children. 

Speaking to Australian Women’s Health, Jesinta admitted she has babies on the brain, revealing: ‘(I’d) really love to start a family.’   

In February 2019, Jesinta told The Morning Show that she and Buddy had decided to ‘let the universe decide’ when they would become plans, and preferred not to plan.

‘We’re just leaving it up to the universe and whatever happens, happens,’ she said at the time.

The post concluded: 'The immense love we already have for our baby is indescribable and we can't wait to meet our little miracle'. Pictured together in 2017

The post concluded: ‘The immense love we already have for our baby is indescribable and we can’t wait to meet our little miracle’. Pictured together in 2017 

Speaking to The Daily Telegraph the same week, Jesinta also said: ‘There’s a lot in our life that has to be so planned so I think the big moments in life happen when they’re meant to happen.’

In March 2018, the model said Buddy would be a ‘beautiful father’ when the time came to be parents.  

The couple, who married in 2016, faced challenges in their marriage as Buddy, 32, struggled with depression and epilepsy. 

It's unclear how many weeks along the WAG is, however in June she revealed she was keen to have children. Speaking to Australian Women's Health , Jesinta admitted she has babies on the brain, revealing: '(I'd) really love to start a family'. Jesinta is pictured in August 2019

It’s unclear how many weeks along the WAG is, however in June she revealed she was keen to have children. Speaking to Australian Women’s Health , Jesinta admitted she has babies on the brain, revealing: ‘(I’d) really love to start a family’. Jesinta is pictured in August 2019

Fated: In February 2019, Jesinta told The Morning Show that she and Buddy had decided to 'let the universe decide' when they would become plans, and preferred not to plan

Fated: In February 2019, Jesinta told The Morning Show that she and Buddy had decided to ‘let the universe decide’ when they would become plans, and preferred not to plan

Opening up to The Daily Telegraph ahead of their wedding, Jesinta said at the time: ‘People don’t realise what Bud has been going through; he’s been going through it for a long time. 

‘So, for a long time, I’ve had to have this inner strength to draw upon, which people have only seen in the past 12 months. I’ve had to use that to get me through from day to day.’

The former Miss Universe Australia reaffirmed the love that she has for the AFL star and how she has dealt with the situation. 

Tough times: The couple, who married in 2016, faced challenges in their marriage as Buddy, 32, struggled with depression and epilepsy

 Tough times: The couple, who married in 2016, faced challenges in their marriage as Buddy, 32, struggled with depression and epilepsy

Opening up to The Daily Telegraph ahead of their wedding, Jesinta said at the time: 'People don't realise what Bud has been going through; he's been going through it for a long time'. Pictured together in 2016

Opening up to The Daily Telegraph ahead of their wedding, Jesinta said at the time: ‘People don’t realise what Bud has been going through; he’s been going through it for a long time’. Pictured together in 2016 

 ‘I’m fiercely protective of him and anyone that’s close to me. Of course, I hold him accountable when he does things wrong, just like anyone else, but I also love, protect and care for him,’ she confessed.

In November 2016, Jesinta secretly wed Buddy in a lavish ceremony in the Blue Mountains, New South Wales. 

The bride wore a a custom-made Vera Wang wedding dress and the occasion was a well-kept secret and with only 24 guests.

Happily wed: In November 2016, Jesinta secretly wed Buddy in a lavish ceremony in the Blue Mountains, New South Wales

Happily wed: In November 2016, Jesinta secretly wed Buddy in a lavish ceremony in the Blue Mountains, New South Wales

Intimate: The bride wore a a custom-made Vera Wang wedding dress and the occasion was a well-kept secret and with only 24 guests

Intimate: The bride wore a a custom-made Vera Wang wedding dress and the occasion was a well-kept secret and with only 24 guests

Happy together: Jesinta and Buddy quickly settled into married life, and consider themselves to be just like any other couple

Happy together: Jesinta and Buddy quickly settled into married life, and consider themselves to be just like any other couple

Jesinta and Buddy quickly settled into married life, and consider themselves to be just like any other couple.

‘We definitely don’t see ourselves as a power couple,’ Jesinta told BW Magazine in January this year. ‘Despite what we have going on, it’s a very simple quiet life for us here in Sydney.’ 

Speaking of their home life, Jesinta added: ‘We don’t go out of our way to attract attention – we get home, put our PJs on, cook dinner and argue about who’s going to do the dishes.’ 

Just like everyone else: 'We definitely don't see ourselves as a power couple,' Jesinta told BW Magazine in January this year. 'Despite what we have going on, it's a very simple quiet life for us here in Sydney.' Pictured together in 2016

Just like everyone else: ‘We definitely don’t see ourselves as a power couple,’ Jesinta told BW Magazine in January this year. ‘Despite what we have going on, it’s a very simple quiet life for us here in Sydney.’ Pictured together in 2016 

That quiet life may also mean an early retirement for Jesinta.

The stunner told The Morning Show earlier this year that she will slow down work commitments sometime after age 36.

‘My husband will retire football at 36 so I figured I would, you know, kind of have to be not far behind him,’ she said.

‘My absolute goal would be to commit 100 per cent of my time to charity work and to be able to do things that really make a difference.’  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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