LOCAL surfing star Mick Fanning has announced the birth of his first child.
The 39-year-old took to Instagram to share the first photo of the beautiful newborn, named Xander Dean Fanning, who was born at John Flynn Hospital on the Gold Coast on Monday.
“Hi, my name is Xander Dean Fanning and I came into the world on 10th August 2020 at 2:14pm. I weigh 3.31 kg or 7.045 lbs,” his post said.
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Fanning also paid tribute to his fiance, Breeana, describing her as a superhero.
“Mama was so calm, relaxed and in the zone. Dada calls her his Zen Wonder Woman and is so in awe of how strong and amazing she is. Dada thought he could focus but he’s got nothing on Mama. She rules.”
Breeana also took to her own social media to share the news.
“Mick and I are beyond in love with our strong, healthy cub,” she said on Instagram, along with the same photo.
“It was you all along mate.. I dreamt of you always.”