Theo Walcott and wife Melanie Slade share first picture of baby Finley

Published Sunday, Apr 13 2014, 17:29 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Theo Walcott has shared the first picture of newborn son Finley with the world - and it's hard not to be smitten!

The Arsenal footballer posted the adorable photo on his official Facebook account yesterday (12 April).

Footballer Theo Walcott shares first picture of newborn son, Finley James Walcott, on Facebook, 12 April 2014

© Facebook / Theo Walcott

Alongside the black and white snap of the sleepy newborn, proud dad Theo wrote: "Welcome Finley James Walcott to the world! X."

From the looks of it, Finley is already the spitting image of his famous daddy.

Theo Walcott and Melanie Slade attend Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2 - world film premiere held on Trafalgar Square 07.07.11


After seeing the picture, fans messaged their congratulations.

One fan joked "new property of arsenal", while another spoke for many by writing: "That is the cutest baby in the world."

Theo's wife Melanie Slade gave birth to their first child just days ago.

He announced the happy news on Thursday night (10 April), telling fans they were overjoyed to welcome Finley to their family.

Melanie Slade and Theo Walcott, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 UK film premiere held at the Westfield Stratford - Arrivals.
London, England - 16.11.11


The currently injured England star Theo wrote: "So over the moon to announce the birth of our baby boy Finley born this morning.... It's amazing to be mummy & daddy! Love him so much."

He and sports physiotherapist Melanie announced the pregnancy just before Christmas, saying: "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 childhood sweethearts became engaged on New Year's Eve in 2011, after Theo popped the question at their Hertfordshire home.

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