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2 July 2020, 11:51
Bernie Ecclestone and his wife Fabiana Flosi have welcomed their new baby son into the world - Bernie’s fourth child.
The 89-year-old former Formula One giant and his 44-year-old wife announced the happy news from their home in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
The couple, who are self-isolating due to the coronavirus pandemic, revealed the news via a Swiss-German newspaper called Blick.
Bernie said: “We have a son named Ace. I am so proud.” Fabiana added: “It was all so easy. The birth was over after 25 minutes. I thank God.”
Fabiana and Bernie have been married since 2012, with Ace their first child together.
Ace is Bernie’s fourth child and his first son, joining daughters, Deborah, 65, Tamara, 36, and Petra, 31.
Deborah was born from Bernie’s marriage to Ivy Bamford, with Petra and Tamara born to his second wife, Slavica Ecclestone.
It comes after the couple announced they were expecting their son at the beginning of April, to unwelcome comments from the public.
Bernie brushed off the remarks and said he “didn’t understand what all the fuss was about”.
He continued to the Daily Mail: “There’s nothing that unusual is there? I haven’t had a job for a little while so I have had plenty of time to practice!
“She is thrilled. We’re not sure what all the fuss is about! I’m very happy and happy really for my wife, she’s been looking forward to this happening for quite a few years so I’m happy she’ll have someone after I’m gone.
“It’s fun, I don’t see any dramas, I’ve got grandchildren and I’m looking forward to having another baby.”