Friday 28 April 2017

'Year of carnage' ahead for Shay Given and fiancée Becky Gibson as they are expecting second child together

Shay Given and Rebecca Gibson at the Pride of Ireland Awards 2016
Shay Given and Rebecca Gibson at the Pride of Ireland Awards 2016
Becky Gibson with daughter Gracie
Shay Given and fiancee Becky Gibson with baby Gracie
Shay Given and Becky Gibson in France. Picture: Cynthia Given/Twitter
Shay Given and Becky Gibson
Becky and baby Gracie
Shay Given's daughter Gracie
Shay Given & Rebbecca (Becky) Gibson at the All Ireland Football final between Kerry & Donegal at Croke Park, Dublin. Picture: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Sean O'Grady

Congratulations are in order for Shay Given and his fiancée Becky Gibson who are expecting their second child together.

The Irish goalkeeper (40) and public relations executive (30) are already parents to Gracie, who was born in December 2015.

Becky announced the good news to friends and family with a photo of herself and Gracie in front of their Christmas tree at home where her baby bump is clearly visible.

"I didn't plan on making a pregnancy announcement on Facebook but how can I resist with a picture this awesome? Amazingly captured by my aunt Lucy whilst celebrating 60 years of marriage for my most special grandparents at our beautiful home surrounded by all my family, old and young," said Becky.

Becky Gibson with daughter Gracie
Becky Gibson with daughter Gracie

Becky toasted to an upcoming "year of carnage" as she prepares to have another young baby in the home.

"The stuff of dreams. My mama, my daughter and two thrilled great grandparents. Here's to another year of carnage, no sleep but a lifetime of memories for our precious family and children," she said.

Shay is also dad to children Shay Jnr (10) and Sienna (7) from his previous relationship with ex-wife Jane. The couple split in 2013 after 12 years of marriage.

Becky previously worked in a nightclub promotions role and has regularly travelled with Shay to watch his matches.

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

She most recently accompanied the Donegal man to the Euros in Paris with their daughter to support the Irish team.

The pair also found time to relax during their stay in the French capital, with Becky sharing photos of the pair in a pool and enjoying a drink in the sun.

The engaged couple met in 2013 and are based in Cheshire, close by to Stoke where Shay now plays.

Shay Given & Rebbecca (Becky) Gibson at the All Ireland Football final between Kerry & Donegal at Croke Park, Dublin. Picture: Gareth Chaney/Collins
Shay Given & Rebbecca (Becky) Gibson at the All Ireland Football final between Kerry & Donegal at Croke Park, Dublin. Picture: Gareth Chaney/Collins

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