Friday 18 August 2017

Shay Given and Becky celebrate their daughter's christening in style at Westminster Abbey

Shay, Becky and Grace
Shay, Becky and Grace
Shay Given and fiancee Becky Gibson with baby Gracie
Shay Given and Becky Gibson in France. Picture: Cynthia Given/Twitter
Melanie Finn

Melanie Finn

There were big celebrations on the home front for Shay Given over the weekend after he marked his baby daughter's christening in Westminster Abbey.

Fresh from all the excitement of the Euros, it was back to family life for the 40-year-old Ireland international as he and his gorgeous girlfriend Becky Gibson enjoyed the occasion in style.

Sharing a stunning picture of the happy trio, the former nightclub promotions worker spoke of her delight after having baby Grace Christened in the landmark London church.

The besotted mum (30) described the cute tot as "our love story, the glue in our family and an absolute angel in all of our eyes".

Becky Gibson shares a photo of daugter Grace's special day
Becky Gibson shares a photo of daugter Grace's special day

"We had the most beautiful day at Westminster Abbey christening this little perfect soul," she said.

"Thank you to everyone who came to share our special day and all our family and friends who have supported us each day to help us be where we are now.

"Gracie is a lucky lady to be blessed with so many kind hearts in her life."

She and goalkeeper Given welcomed in their little bundle of joy last December and Becky appears to have taken to motherhood like a duck to water.

Shay Given and fiancee Becky Gibson with baby Gracie
Shay Given and fiancee Becky Gibson with baby Gracie

She has written on her Facebook page about how much she's enjoying being a first-time mum.

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"Parenthood is the hardest and the most amazing thing anyone will ever do," she said.

"Every second of the day, you're given a choice that will teach your child.

Shay Given and Becky Gibson in France. Picture: Cynthia Given/Twitter
Shay Given and Becky Gibson in France. Picture: Cynthia Given/Twitter

"It takes active effort to remain calm, conscious, gentle and loving, even in the depth of sleep deprivation and the confusion of not knowing what to try next.

"You have to enjoy it all," she added.

The head-turning brunette has also been gushing about her handsome other half, whom she's been in a relationship with for over three years.

Sharing a recent pic of them hugging while in a swimming pool, she captioned it: "If Carlsberg made fathers or men in general. Happy Father's Day to a truly wonderful example of a father."

Becky was over in France last month cheering on the Ireland team at the football tournament, alongside several members of Shay's extended family and friends.

Based in Cheshire, England, Becky is originally from Manchester.

It's understood she first met Lifford-native Given at a football event and they have been going strong ever since.

The well-known soccer star, who does a lot of work for cancer charities, has two children from his previous relationship with former wife Jane - Shayne and Sienna.

Herald

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