Freddie Flintoff announces secret birth of fourth child and confirms pretty name

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Freddie Flintoff and his wife Rachael, 39, secretly welcomed their fourth baby at Christmas – a little boy.

Top Gear cricketer and host, 41, confirmed the good news this week, revealing their grandson’s pretty name.

Speaking on talkSPORT, Freddie said, “Little Preston was born at Christmas – this is the first time I’ve talked about it. “

Little Preston was named in honor of Freddie’s roots in Lancashire – it is the city in which he was born.

The couple also have Holly, 15, Corey, 14, and Rocky, 12.



Rachael sported a baby bump at the Attitude Awards in October

They were spotted on the red carpet of the Attitude Awards last October, where Rachael seemed to be sporting a bump.

The happy couple have been married since 2005.

Sparks flew when they first met at Edgbaston cricket ground in 2002, where Rachael attended an event to develop his business.

Their baby joy comes 11 years after welcoming their son Rocky to the world.

The couple appear to have turned back on their decision to stop having children after Freddie said he did not want to expand his brood in 2016.




The father said that he wanted offspring of five children at first, but insisted on feeling satisfied with three children.

He complained that he was not sure he could return to the “diaper stage”.

Freddie told The Sun, “We thought about it … I originally wanted five, but you have three and that was enough. I couldn’t go back to the diaper stage now. ”

In 2017, the sports star explained how becoming a father had made him a better cricketer.

Ash legend Freddie said his daughter Holly was born in 2004, a year before he made history with the 2005 epic victory over Australia.



Freddie with wife Rachael and children Holly, Corey and Rocky back in 2015
Freddie with wife Rachael and children Holly, Corey and Rocky

“My career back then was off to a good start,” Flintoff told the First Time Dads podcast. “Everyone said it couldn’t happen, but it put everything in perspective.

“You start to think,” You know what? I’m dressed in white, we throw a ball and try to hit it. Although it was the most important thing, it is not the case now.

“It frees you, especially with the stick. I started to score a lot of points because I hadn’t bothered to go out. “

Congratulations, Freddie and Rachael!

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