AFL star Tom Hawkins and wife Emma announce they’re expecting baby number three: ‘We are so thrilled’
Geelong Cats star Tom Hawkins and his wife Emma have announced they are expecting their third child.
The AFL golden couple took to Instagram to confirm the news on Wednesday, with Emma sharing a sweet picture of their daughters Arabella, four, and Primrose, two, cuddling her baby bump.
‘My two babies listening to the new baby!’ she wrote. ‘We are so thrilled to be adding to our family. The girls can’t wait to meet their new brother or sister in July.’
Baby joy! Geelong Cats star Tom Hawkins and his wife Emma have announced they are expecting their third child
Emma met her husband Tom in high school, with the youngsters officially sparking romance in year 12.
The loved-up couple tied the knot in 2016.
Back in October, the couple discussed family life in an interview with The Herald Sun.
Sweet announcement: The AFL golden couple took to Instagram to confirm the news on Tuesday, with Emma sharing a sweet picture of their daughters Arabella, four, and Primrose, two, cuddling her baby bump
‘I had difficult pregnancies so it wasn’t a pleasant nine months for me,’ Emma said.
When asked about the prospect of baby number three, she added: ‘Never say never, and we are so beyond grateful we have two healthy girls.
‘Like Tom has to prepare in the off season I’d have to prepare for a third baby.’
High school sweethearts: Emma met Tom in high school and they began dating in Year 12
Meanwhile, Tom confessed in 2020 that he found playing AFL ‘tough’ when he was separated from his family for nearly two months when the Cats entered the sport’s Queensland Covid ‘bubble’ to play games.
His wife and daughters eventually came to Brisbane and did two weeks in quarantine in order to be reunited with the goalkicking whiz.
‘Reunited at last! he wrote on the August 13, 2020 post. ‘I’m lucky to have them here with me.’
He played his 300th game last year, and is set to embark on his 16th season with the Geelong Cats.
Happily married: The loved-up couple tied the knot in 2016. Pictured with their daughters