George Galloway welcomed his sixth child, after his wife Putri Gayatri Pertiwi gave birth to a baby girl on Saturday.
The former MP, 65, took to Twitter to announce the arrival of his daughter and revealed that his wife Putri, 35, and their bundle of joy are doing well.
This is George and Putri’s third child together since their marriage in 2012, as he is also the father of three from his previous marriages.
Baby news: George Galloway welcomed sixth child, after wife Putri Gayatri Pertiwim gave birth to baby girl on Saturday
George tweeted: “We are delighted to announce the natural home birth of our third child – a daughter – at 1:41 am, 8 lb 6 oz.
“Both mother and baby are doing fine. Pictures later! She has three brothers and two sisters by the grace of God. Many thanks to the wonderful midwives Karen and Lucy.
In March, George announced that he and Putri were expecting their third child together, tweeting: “By the grace of God there should be another New Galloway this summer.
“By His Grace @gayatrigalloway and I are expecting our third child (my sixth) and we are truly grateful.
Surprise! The former MP took to Twitter to announce the arrival of his daughter and revealed that his wife Putri, 35, and their bundle of joy are doing well.
Mr and Mrs: George married Putri, an anthropologist, in an Amsterdam hotel in April 2012 (pictured that year)
“It’s a…:” George announced his wife was expecting their third child in April, after sharing a photo of his prominent bump after attending a 20 week scan
She is an Indonesian-born researcher of Dutch origin who obtained a degree in cultural anthropology from the University of Utrecht.
From 1979 to 1999, George was married to his former teenage sweetheart, Elaine Fyffe. They had a daughter, Lucy, and separated in 1987 but did not divorce for 12 years.
The politician had previously taken Dr Amineh Abu-Zayyad, a Palestinian scientist, as his second wife in a Muslim ceremony in 1994. A year after his divorce from Elaine in 1999, he married Amineh in a civil ceremony.
In 2009, Amineh obtained an uncontested divorce for unreasonable behavior. In divorce papers, she said the marriage was irreparably broken down because her friendships with other women left her depressed.
Ex: Galloway with his first wife and former teenage sweetheart, Elaine Fyffe. The couple married from 1979 to 1999. They separated in 1987 but did not divorce for 12 years.
Second: the politician married Dr Amineh Abu-Zayyad in a Muslim ceremony in 1994. A year after his first divorce in 1999, he married her in a civil ceremony.
By this time, Galloway already had a son, Zein, with his former Lebanese scholar, Rima Husseini, whom he married in a Muslim ceremony in 2005.
Speaking after the birth of his fifth child in 2017, George said he wanted his family to continue to grow.
He said: “It was the tradition of Irish Catholic immigrants to have six children, so I’m not stopping here.
“As long as God gives me the breath – and the energy – there will be more. It’s the best thing that ever happened to me.
“There is nothing that keeps you young like your children climbing up your face in the morning to wake you up. It improves life.
In addition to his many years as an MP, George is known to many for his appearance on Celebrity Big Brother in 2006, when he gave the impression of a curling cat.
Third: George then married Rima Husseini, a Lebanese researcher, in 2005. The couple had a son, named Zein