Footballer Raul Jimenez and his girlfriend Daniela Basso have announced they are expecting their first child together.
The Mexican-born forward, who plays for Wolverhampton Wanderers, and the actress, known for appearing in a string of Mexican soaps called telenovelas, have been dating for about three years.
They said their child is due in July but did not reveal its gender.
I’m so excited about the baby and that I’m going to be a fatherRaul Jimenez
The 28-year-old sportsman told Hello! magazine: “Since I found out the good news in November, I’ve been scoring more goals.
“Now our lives are going to change a lot and in such a good way. Soon we will be a family of five – Daniela, me, our two dogs Dobby and Agua, and our new baby – and I couldn’t be happier.
“I’m so excited about the baby and that I’m going to be a father.”
Jimenez said they had begun to consider marriage.
“After the baby’s born, we’ll settle down into our new routine and then we’ll think about marriage,” he said.
“I believe in a love that lasts forever, that when you’re with the right person and you’re in love, you can do anything.”
Basso said that it had been her boyfriend who became broody first.
She told the magazine: “During the World Cup in Russia in 2018, Raul saw his friends with their babies, and told me: ‘By the next World Cup I want to have children so that they can watch me play’.”
Read the full article in Hello! magazine, out now.