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Grant Hackett’s shares stunning sonogram photo of unborn baby

Grant Hackett’s shares stunning sonogram photo of unborn baby

Olympic swimmer Grant Hackett has shared a special sonogram with the world after announcing he and his partner Sharlene Fletcher are expecting their first child together in July. 

The sportsman also took to social media to reveal the gender of their new baby on Saturday. 

The 39-year-old wrote in a caption: “Can’t wait for our little man to arrive in January!”

In the post, he added a sweet picture with him and Sharlene as well as a heartwarming sonogram of their baby. 

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Can’t wait for our little man to arrive in January... 💙 #babyhacky #21weeks #sopumped

A post shared by Grant Hackett (@grant__hackett) on Sep 14, 2019 at 12:58am PDT

Sharlene said in her own words they were “beyond happy to have a little one on the way”. 

“I can’t believe I’m half way through my pregnancy!

“Some parts have felt like time has gone so fast and then there’s been days where they’ve felt like they’ve gone forever! I’m sure a lot of mama’s out there can relate!”

The couple excitedly announced their pregnancy to the world back in July to The Sunday Telegraph. 

“I felt I was going to hit 40 and I wanted another opportunity as a dad,” he said. 

“The trouble with being divorced is you're a father part-time. I hate that.

“I knew I wanted more children but only with a committed person who was going to be a life partner”. 

Grant shares a twins, Charlize and Jagger, nine, with ex-wife Candice Alley. 

The happy news for the couple comes after Sharlene admitted she suffered a miscarriage in March this year that had been “challenging.. Physically, emotionally and spiritually,” she said. 

“I’m lucky enough to have such a wonderful loving, caring, supportive partner who has really looked after me. He made me feel safe & loved when I was going through such a vulnerable time.”

They met on the Gold Coast in 2015, and began dating in August 2018. 

The pair live in Melbourne, where Grant can be close to his two young children.