Freddie Flintoff secretly welcomes fourth child with wife Rachael

15 April 2020, 14:44

Freddie Flintoff secretly welcomes fourth child with wife Rachael
Freddie Flintoff secretly welcomes fourth child with wife Rachael. Picture: PA

By Rory O'Connor

Top Gear presenter Freddie Flintoff and his wife Rachael secretly welcomed their fourth child at Christmas.

The couple's baby boy was born at the end of 2019, which they have named Preston.

It is believed Preston was chosen in homage to Freddie's hometown.

The cricketer announced the heartwarming news on talkSPORT, saying: "Little Preston was born at Christmas – it is the first time I’ve actually spoken about it."

Freddie Flintoff secretly welcomes fourth child with wife Rachael
Freddie Flintoff secretly welcomes fourth child with wife Rachael. Picture: PA

Preston joins his siblings Holly, 15, Corey, 14, and Rocky, 12.

It was first revealed that Freddie, 42, and Rachael, 39, who married in 2005, were expecting again back in October, with a source telling Mail Online they were "over the moon to be expecting again".

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In 2017, Freddie had 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. Both Rachael and I have changed in a lot of ways. We’ve been married 11 years now. It’s just growing up, I suppose."

Former model and entrepreneur Rachael appeared to be sporting a bump when the pair walked the red carpet at the Attitude Awards in October.

They first met at Edgbaston cricket ground in 2002.