Theo Walcott, Melanie Slade expecting first child: 'We're very excited'

Published Friday, Dec 13 2013, 17:41 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
Theo Walcott and Melanie Slade have announced they are expecting their first child.

Arsenal and England footballer Theo and his sports physiotherapist wife will have an extra special Christmas ahead of them after revealing their happy baby news in a statement on Friday (13 December).

Melanie Slade and Theo Walcott, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 UK film premiere held at the Westfield Stratford - Arrivals.
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Melanie and Theo at a film premiere in London in 2011.

A post on 24-year-old Theo's Facebook page read: "Me & Mel are happy to confirm we are expecting our first child, which is due early next summer. We are both very excited at such happy news just a few months after getting married.

"We are really looking forward to becoming parents."

The post has generated more than 11,000 likes in just a few hours.

Childhood sweethearts Theo and Melanie became engaged on New Year's Eve in 2011, after Theo popped the question at their Hertfordshire home. They started dating after meeting at a local shopping centre when they were just 15.

They married at an Italian castle in June.

Congrats to Theo and Melanie!

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