Melbourne AFL great Brad Green has celebrated the arrival of his first child with new partner Caty Price.
Green, a board member at the club where he made his name, and Price, a TV sport presenter, announced their baby boy had arrived at 9.40am on Thursday.
“Welcome to the world little Tommy Green. We love you already so very much,” the couple wrote.
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The boy is Price’s first at 42 years old while Green, also 42, has two sons with wife Anna, who died in tragic circumstances four years ago.
Wilba and Ollie were pictured holding their new brother Tommy in Thursday’s announcement.
Green holding new son Tommy. Credit: InstagramTommy is Price’s first child. Credit: Instagram
Price and Green have been together since late 2020 and went public after a nervous beginning.
“Is it the right thing, are we hurting people? There’s feelings on both sides. You have feelings for Anna’s friends and family and making sure everyone else is all right, but us, too,” Green said at the time.
“We did keep it quiet, it started slow anyway. This wasn’t a race into dating. It started as going out for dinner, catching up for a drink. Just taking our time. We didn’t need to start anything too quick because we both were sensitive to the situation that I was in.”
Price said she was content being a mother figure to Green’s sons if she could not fall pregnant.
“Realistically knowing it doesn’t happen for everyone and at my age, being a bit older, it might not have been possible,’’ she told News Corp.
“Also then thinking we’ve got two beautiful boys as it is, so we’re pretty lucky in that regard so I had the mindset of if it didn’t happen that was OK too.”
The couple have been together for three years. Credit: Instagram
The couple’s birth announcement received an outpouring of love from around the footy world.
“Congratulations! What a name,” Demons star Tom McDonald wrote.
“Congrats to you all! Welcome little Tommy,” said Jerri Jones, the wife of Channel 7 commentator and Melbourne great Nathan.
Nathan Jones was co-captain of the Dees at the time of Anna’s death and led the club’s response.
“We’re feeling for Brad, his boys and the extended families on both sides – it’s absolutely tragic,” Jones told the club’s fans.
“We speak about brotherhood, mateships and friendships for life and I’ve seen that absolutely first-hand in the last week.
“The number of boys who have got around ‘Greeny’ in the last week from all reaches of the footy club, past and present players and staff, I know how much Greeny has appreciated it.
“Everyone has been touched by Anna’s passing and want to support Greeny and his family as much as they can.”