Friday 9 December 2016

And baby makes four! Aoife Cogan and Gordon D'Arcy welcome second child

Published 15/11/2016 | 14:51

Gordon D'Arcy and Aoife Cogan at the launch of #ExchequerEvolution at The Exchequer, Ranelagh
Gordon D'Arcy and Aoife Cogan at the launch of #ExchequerEvolution at The Exchequer, Ranelagh
Aoife Cogan with her groom Gordon D'Arcy on their wedding day in 2012
Now: Aoife is pictured with her husband Gordon D'Arcy and daughter Soleil at Taste of Dublin
Aoife Cogan at the launch of Paula Callan's new Callan & Co salon in Ballsbridge, Dublin. Picture: Brian McEvoy
Gordon D'Arcy and Aoife Cogan during the Ireland Funds Annual Fundraiser where former Irish Rugby International was honoured at the Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin. Photo: Collins
Aoife Cogan and Gordon D'Arcy at Wimbledon

Aoife Cogan and Gordon D'Arcy have welcomed their second child into the world.

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The top model (35), who hung up her heels in 2014 to focus on building pilates studio Form School, revealed in July she was expecting her second child with the retired Irish rugby star.

The couple have a daughter Soleil in May 2015 and are expanding their brood with a little boy they named Lennon.

"Welcome to the world baby Lennon," she shared on Instagram alongside a picture of legendary singer John Lennon, who likely inspired the name.

Aoife Cogan and Gordon D'Arcy at Wimbledon
Aoife Cogan and Gordon D'Arcy at Wimbledon

It's been a busy few months for Ireland's top models as Cogan's good pal Sarah Morrissey gave birth to a little girl Sadie on Sunday, while Karen Fitzpatrick welcomed a daughter Zara in September.

Gordon (36), previously said fatherhood changed his priorities and preferred to be at home with his family. 

"Suddenly your priorities change and perspectives change and you worry about not being there," he told the Sunday Business Post.

"You just worry about things a lot more.  I don't think there's anything that tops being a kid.  You are blessed when it happens.  We always planned it and now that she's here, she takes priority."

Aoife Cogan at the launch of Paula Callan's new Callan & Co salon in Ballsbridge, Dublin. Picture: Brian McEvoy
Aoife Cogan at the launch of Paula Callan's new Callan & Co salon in Ballsbridge, Dublin. Picture: Brian McEvoy

AS to what constitutes a day off, he said it's become a lot tougher than deciding on a lunch spot with friends.

"That has changed massively over the years," he said.  "It used to be just deciding where you were going for lunch with your teammates, now it's up early changing nappies and then spending time with my baby and my wife."

Aoife Cogan with her groom Gordon D'Arcy on their wedding day in 2012
Aoife Cogan with her groom Gordon D'Arcy on their wedding day in 2012

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