Brian Chaplin, half of internationally-acclaimed duo Locnville, and his partner, model Simone De Kock, have announced the birth of their son, Rome, who was born on Tuesday, 26 May 2020 at 04:22 weighing in at a healthy 3.1kg.
"It was absolutely incredible seeing Rome for the first time and to share that moment with Brian," says Simone. "We were both in absolute shock and tears when we finally met our gorgeous little boy."
The couple's romance blossomed after Brian slid into Simone's DMs. "We first chatted and video called each other for six months," says Simone. "Next thing you know, we had our first date and that was when we just knew we were meant for each other."
In August 2019, and whilst on holiday in Europe, Baby Locnville was conceived. "We decided to call our son Rome because we're positive that's where he was conceived!" adds Brian.
When asked about impeding motherhood, Simone said that her first reaction was a mixture of apprehension and excitement.
"In the beginning we were both more nervous about becoming parents but having had the time for it all to sink in, we feel nothing but joy and pure excitement. We can't wait to start a whole new journey together as a team of three."
Compiled by Graye Morkel