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Exclusive: Simon Zebo has first child, baby boy Jacob, with Spanish girlfriend Elvira

Published 23/05/2015 | 15:30

Model Elvira Fernandez with Simon Zebo
Model Elvira Fernandez with Simon Zebo
Model Elvira Fernandez with Simon Zebo
Ireland rugby player Simon Zebo's girlfriend model Elvira Fernandez, holds a single red rose in Dublin yesterday. Photo: Fergal Phillips.
23 May 2015; Simon Zebo, Munster, celebrates scoring his side's first try with teammate CJ Stander. Guinness PRO12 Play-Off, Munster v Ospreys. Thomond Park, Limerick.

The Irish rugby baby boom is continuing with Simon Zebo.

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The Munster player (24) and his Spanish girlfriend Elvira Fernandez welcomed their first child together this week.

The couple have been dating for more than a year and their baby news is the latest among the Irish squad as Andrew Trimble announced he will be welcoming his first child with his wife Anna and Gordon D'Arcy has also become a first time dad with his wife Aoife Cogan as baby girl Soleil was born last week.

Simon and Elvira (21) made their long distance relationship work before she moved to Ireland late last year when they announced the news that they were expecting their first child.

Simon Zebo was in tryscoring form for Munster today in their Guinness Pro12 semi-final with the Ospreys and used a “rock the baby” celebration to mark the arrival of little Jacob.

Elvira, originally from Madrid, moved to Ireland late last year and both have been brushing up on each other's respective first languages.

Simon Zebo, Munster, celebrates scoring his side's first try with teammate CJ Stander today. Guinness PRO12 Play-Off, Munster v Ospreys. Thomond Park, Limerick.
Simon Zebo, Munster, celebrates scoring his side's first try with teammate CJ Stander today. Guinness PRO12 Play-Off, Munster v Ospreys. Thomond Park, Limerick.

While Simon has been learning Spanish, Elvira is also improving her English so that they can raise the child as bi-lingual.

In February she was snapped outside The Shelbourne Hotel with her other half after Ireland's victory over France, but kept her growing bump under wraps.

Ireland rugby player Simon Zebo's girlfriend model Elvira Fernandez
Ireland rugby player Simon Zebo's girlfriend model Elvira Fernandez

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