It's a boy! Proud papa Graeme Smith shows off first child with partner Romy

21 December 2016

It's baby number three for former Proteas skipper Graeme Smith.

The retired cricketer took to social media to share a collage of photos soon after the birth of his son with his partner Romy Lanfranchi.

Incredibly proud and happy to welcome #babybiff to the world.... mom and baby doing so well and dad's ecstatic! ??

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"Incredibly proud and happy to welcome #babybiff to the world," he captioned the snaps, in which he can be seen grinning from ear to ear.

"Mom and baby doing so well and dad’s ecstatic!" Graeme (35), who has a daughter and a son with estranged wife Morgan Deane, and Romy (37), who has two sons, have been together since the beginning of the year.
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#babyshowerlove @stansfield1 ???

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According to a statement released by the couple at the time, they are “delighted about the prospect of being parents again and having a future together.”

“Their focus is on their children and prioritising them while establishing a family together.”

In an exclusive interview with YOU in March this year, Romy said, “He’s a solid man and we have common values and interests.”

The couple, who were introduced through mutual friends. Graeme, who has Cadence (4) and Carter (3) with Morgan, told YOU, “I have been separated from Morgan since the end of December 2014 and it’s been a difficult time for me as we deal with the protracted separation proceedings.” "Romy and I are enjoying the time we spend together and I am very happy."

Morning chats with bump ??

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“I’m only human,” he added. “I knew on meeting her that I wanted to spend more time with her and get to know her better. “We have common interests and similar values. We are good friends and enjoy having conversations about a wide range of things.”

Family fun @old_mac_daddy ??

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Romy has two sons, aged seven and five, whom she had with her late husband, Michel Lanfranchi.

Romy and Michel were married for eight years when the businessman died suddenly of a brain haemorrhage in August 2013.

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