Celebaby: Theo Walcott To Become A Dad

28 December 2013

Footballer Theo Walcott and his wife Melanie Slade are expecting their first baby.

The couple shared their happy news not on Twitter, as seems to be the norm these days, but by releasing an official statement. How very old-school and traditional. We like it.

Hello magazine reports:

""We are both very excited at such happy news just a few months after getting married," the couple said in a statement. "We are really looking forward to becoming parents.""

Theo and Mel married in a medieval castle in Italy last year, exclusively covered by Hello.

The Arsenal midfielder was top scorer last season - but there's been some speculation as to whether his first child might make an appearance during the 2014 Brazil World Cup...

And, on the basis that the couple eschewed social media to announce their imminent parenthood through more traditional means, we reckon this is one famous baby who won't have an 'out there' name. Forget Zoolander Walcott or names bearing any relation to pieces of fruit - our money's on a good old-fashioned traditional name for baby Walcott.

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