Freddie Flintoff and his wife Rachael, 39, secretly welcomed their fourth baby at Christmas – a little boy.
The cricketer and Top Gear host, 41, confirmed the happy news this week, revealing their little son’s cute name.
Speaking on talkSPORT, Freddie said: “Little Preston was born at Christmas – it is the first time I’ve actually spoken about it.”
Little Preston was named in tribute to Freddie’s Lancashire roots – it’s the city he was born in.
The couple also have Holly, 15, Corey, 14, and Rocky, 12.
They were spotted on the red carpet of the Attitude Awards last October, where Rachael appeared to be sporting a bump.
The happy couple have been married since 2005.
Sparks were flying when they first met at Edgbaston cricket ground in 2002 where Rachael attended an event to grow her business.
Their baby joy comes 11 years after they welcomed their son Rocky into the world.
It appears the couple have done a U-turn on their decision to have no more kids after Freddie said they didn’t want to expand their brood in 2016.
The dad explained he had initially wanted a brood of five children yet he insisted he felt content with three children.
He complained he wasn’t sure he could go back to the “nappy stage”.
Freddie told The Sun: “We thought about it…I originally wanted five but you have three and that felt like enough. I couldn’t go back to the nappy stage now.”
In 2017, the sports star laid out how becoming a father had made him a better cricketer.
Ashes legend Freddie highlighted his daughter Holly was born in 2004, the year before he made history with the epic 2005 victory over Australia.
“My career at the time, I started doing really well,” Flintoff told the First Time Dads podcast. “Everyone said that couldn’t happen, but it put everything into perspective. I actually got better.
“You start thinking, ‘You know what? I’m dressed in whites, we’re chucking a ball around and trying to hit it.’ Although it WAS the most important thing, it now isn’t.
“It frees you up, especially with batting. I started scoring a lot of runs because I wasn’t bothered about getting out.”
Congratulations, Freddie and Rachael!
News sourced from: The Mirror