The couple first announced they were expecting back in August. When Franklin announced her pregnancy on her Jesinta Franklin app, she said, “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.”
“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,” she continued, calling her baby “our little miracle”.
“We were trying for years and years,” Jesinta later told The Daily Telegraph.
The model and former David Jones ambassador also talked about how their conception troubles have brought her and Buddy closer together as a couple. “I think that the challenges that we went through have strengthened our relationship and made us more appreciative of what’s happening. We’re obviously really happy and excited at the moment, feeling very loved up.”
Jesinta hopes that by speaking out about their pregnancy issues, she will help other women realise they’re not alone. “I thought it was important to speak about it because I know a lot of women and couples who struggle. It’s not something that’s openly talked about, there’s a big stigma around it so if I can share my journey then hopefully I can give someone else hope.”
The couple wed in 2016 in a secret ceremony in the Blue Mountains, NSW.
“I knew as soon as I met her that I wanted to marry her,” Buddy previously told marie claire Australia. “As clichéd as that sounds, it was love at first sight for me.”
Jesinta agreed: “There has never been a single moment that I’ve ever doubted our relationship.”
Congratulations to the new parents!