Arsenal player, Theo Walcott who is from England has announced he is a dad for the first time after his wife Melanie Slade gave birth to a baby boy. The footballer made this known in his facebook page yesterday, 10th of April. The 25-year-old footballer married Mel, his childhood sweetheart, in June last year at Castello di Vincigliata, near Florence in Italy.
The couple got engaged on New Year’s Eve 2012 at their Hertfordshire home and finally tied the knot after nine years of dating.
After finding out she was pregnant, Mel told Hello! magazine: “That moment when I saw Theo waiting for me at the altar was so overwhelming.
“Your emotions are all over the place – you’re so excited and euphoric because you’re marrying this person who you love so much, but there are some nerves there too because it’s such a big step.”
Walcott is currently recovering after a cruciate ligament operation on his knee after he suffered the injury in January.
He previously said his son was his inspiration to get better and added: “There’s the baby due in May. In the space of a year, I have had three very big things happen – marriage, baby on the way and a major injury.
“The baby is the one thing that keeps me going. It’s a great experience. It will be amazing for me, my family and Mel and her family. In some way it’s a silver lining I suppose. Maybe it was destined to happen.”
He is hoping to be fit for the start of next season.