It's a hat-trick! Delighted Graeme Smith celebrates arrival of his third child

21 December 2016 - 16:51 By Dave Chambers

Former Proteas captain Graeme Smith welcomed his third child on Wednesday‚ when girlfriend Romy Lanfranchi gave birth to a boy.

“Incredibly proud and happy to welcome #babybiff to the world‚ mom and baby doing so well :) and dad's ecstatic‚” Smith tweeted just after 1.30pm‚ also posting photographs of the newborn and the proud parents.

In August‚ Smith and Lanfranchi confirmed that their baby was expected early in 2017. Smith‚ 35‚ who has a daughter and a son with estranged wife Morgan Deane‚ and Lanfranchi‚ 37‚ who had two sons with her late husband‚ Michel‚ had been together since the beginning of the year‚ You magazine reported.

A statement from the couple said they were “delighted about the prospect of being parents again and having a future together”. It added: “Their focus is on their children and prioritising them while establishing a family together.”

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