The news began to circulate over the weekend after messages from Frida and her followers on social media, but has not been confirmed by the family until now.
Speaking for the first time about his sixth grandchild, Harry, 74, said: “’Yeah, I’m really happy, that’s good news. So I can’t wait to be there and it’s exciting times ”
“I love spending time with the grandchildren, I love it, really,” he exclaimed during a TalkRadio interview with Julia Hartley-Brewer on Tuesday.
“Go watch them play soccer and play sports… I love being there and coming and watching the kids and taking them to soccer on Saturday. “
The baby will be Jamie’s third child, the football expert also sharing sons Charley, 16, and Beau, 12, with ex-wife Louise Redknapp.
While Frida, 37, also has four children with her ex-spouse, multimillion-dollar American hedge fund tycoon Jonathan Lourie.
Over the weekend, Frida first sparked rumors that she was expecting a baby with boyfriend Jamie, 47, as she responded to a number of social media followers offering her congratulations.
“Great news for your baby. Congratulations to both of you, ”wrote one.
Frida then responded with three prayer hand emojis, appearing to confirm the news.
The Redknapps are a tight-knit family, with Harry having been married to his teenage sweetheart Sandra for over 50 years.
In addition to son Jamie, they are also parents to son Mark, who has three children Joe, Emilie and Harry.
Ever since rumors emerged that they were going to be expanding their family, Jamie and Frida have been spotted in London together having coffee.
A source told The Sun they were absolutely thrilled at the prospect of welcoming a child together this year after they became “inseparable” on lockdown.
“Their relationship has intensified,” they revealed.
Jamie was previously married to ex-Eternal singer Louise Redknapp.
After appearing to be one of the strongest couples in showbiz, the couple shocked fans by announcing that they had separated after 19 years of marriage.
Jamie’s father Harry had previously said Louise would always be a ‘family’.
When asked to give his thoughts on Frida when she started dating her son, Harry replied, “We met Frida and she is adorable, very sweet, but I don’t want to talk about her new relationship. Jamie. The last thing I want to do is upset Lou. ”
He added, “It’s upsetting that Jamie and Lou aren’t together. It was a complete shock. She is the mother of our grandchildren and she is still part of the family. “