Monday 19 November 2018

BOD II: Brian and Amy have a new baby - Billy O'Driscoll

Brian O'Driscoll leaving the National Maternity Hospital after the birth of his and Amy Huberman's second child earlier today Picture:Arthur Carron
Brian O'Driscoll leaving the National Maternity Hospital after the birth of his and Amy Huberman's second child earlier today Picture:Arthur Carron
Brian O'Driscoll leaving the National Maternity Hospital after the birth of his and Amy Huberman's second child earlier today . Picture:Arthur Carron
Brian O'Driscoll and Amy Huberman.
Brian O'Driscoll & Amy Huberman
Brian O'Driscoll carries his daughter Sadie at the end of the match
Brian O'Driscoll with his daughter Sadie
8 March 2014; Brian O'Driscoll's wife Amy Huberman, with daughter Sadie, look on after the game with members of Brian O'Driscoll's family, from left, sister Susan Bradley, father Frank and mother Ger. RBS Six Nations Rugby Championship, Ireland v Italy, Aviva Stadium, Lansdowne Road, Dublin. Picture credit: Stephen McCarthy / SPORTSFILE
Actress Amy Huberman spotted pushing her new daughter Sadie in a buggy at the St Stephens Green Shopping Centre, Dublin, Ireland - 19.09.13.
6 July 2013; Brian O'Driscoll and his daughter Sadie following the British & Irish Lions victory. British & Irish Lions Tour 2013, 3rd Test, Australia v British & Irish Lions. ANZ Stadium, Sydney Olympic Park, Sydney, Australia. Picture credit: Stephen McCarthy / SPORTSFILE
Amy Huberman and her daughter Sadie
Brian O'Driscoll's wife Amy Huberman, with daughter Sadie,look on after the game.
Brian O'Driscoll carries his daughter Sadie on the pitch after his final home international at the RBS Six Nations match at the Aviva Stadium, Dublin. Photo: Brian Lawless/PA Wire.
Amy Huberman, Brian O'Driscoll's wife, with their child Sadie Huberman O'Driscoll before the game. RBS Six Nations Rugby Championship, Ireland v Italy, Aviva Stadium, Lansdowne Road, Dublin. Picture credit: Paul Mohan / SPORTSFILE
Amy Huberman and her bridal party on her wedding day.
Colin Farrell & Brian O'Driscoll among guests on The Late Late Show, RTE, Dublin, Ireland - 18.10.13. Pictures: G. McDonnell / VIPIRELAND.COM *** Local Caption *** Amy Huberman, Brian O'Driscoll
Brian O'Driscoll and Amy Huberman were among the guests at the banquet

Caitlin McBride and Kirsty Blake Knox

BRIAN O'Driscoll and Amy Huberman have welcomed a baby boy into their family.

It is understood that the little boy - named Billy O'Driscoll, adding another BOD to the O’Driscoll family legacy - was born earlier today in Dublin.

Amy Huberman, after it was revealed she is expecting her second child
Amy Huberman, after it was revealed she is expecting her second child

Billy is now the younger brother to Sadie, the couple’s first child who was born in February 2013.

Bookmakers immediately started offering odds on the baby boy following in the sporting footsteps of his legendary father.

The odds of Billy playing rugby for Ireland are 100- to 1, according to Paddy Power bookmakers.

The bookmakers have put young Mr O'Driscoll at a hefty 500-to-1 to captain the Lions at some stage.

The former rugby star and his actress wife recently celebrated their fourth wedding anniversary together, and had been revamping their Dublin home in preparation for their new arrival.

While in the late stages of pregnancy, Amy described their baby news as perfect timing.

“It's lovely timing with Brian finishing, it's exciting and I'm really excited for Sadie as well," she said.

"She doesn't understand at all though, not a bit. It'll be a new thing for her play for - I'm sure she'll understand by November.

Amy Huberman at the launch of hubby Brian's biography
Amy Huberman at the launch of hubby Brian's biography

"Brian is feeling very excited - so it's all change. Two kids, it sounds so responsible," she added.

Brian recently revealed in his autobiography The Test how becoming a father changed his outlook on life.

Brian O Driscoll and Amy Huberman on their wedding day
Brian O Driscoll and Amy Huberman on their wedding day

His own parents, he said, instilled in their children the importance of good manners, something he is anxious to pass on to his one-year-old daughter Sadie.

"Now, as a father myself, I find myself almost wrestling the food back from my little one if I don't hear the magic word," he added.

The former Leinster and Ireland stalwart famously proposed to Amy in 2009 with 'Will You Marry Me' spelled out in flowers across the couple’s garden.

And his romantic actress wife chose the same spot to tell him the news he was to be a father for the first time.

She wrote him a note tucked neatly inside an envelope: "First there were two and then there were three".

"It's a nice moment, a great moment," O’Driscoll recalled in the autobiography.

"It's a few more seconds before I really take it in, but when I do it's the greatest feeling I've ever had, hands down. It supercedes any medal," he added.

The high profile couple managed to keep the news of Amy’s second pregnancy a secret for six months.

The 35-year-old hinted last month that they thought the baby would be born without anyone noticing.

"I managed to keep it under wraps for so long - we thought we'd just get on with it," she laughed.

BOD recently said he knew the Threesome and Clinic actress was “the one” for him after a mere eight weeks of dating.

He famously spotted his future wife when she was a guest on Tubridy Tonight in 2006, and he jokingly thanked Tubridy for the introduction.

He said he fell for the IFTA winner’s girl-next-door charms.

“It’s the old ‘when you know, you know’,” O’Driscoll said on the Late Late Show a few weeks ago.

“I’d never met anyone like her before and I just thought this was the business.”

“This is the full package. She’s gorgeous, she’s smart, she’s funny, she’s driven, she’s independent. She was everything I would have wanted in a wife,” he said.

In order to meet his future wife, O'Driscoll set up a scenario with his friend Joanne Byrne so he could meet the actress at a hotel, with his friends, including Brian's late close friend Barry.

O'Driscoll scheduled to arrive late to make it look like a chance meeting

"The process didn't work out exactly as I had hoped," he admitted.

"The lads came in early and had a few pints. I had to take Barry aside and tell him to stop being the funny guy," he joked.

The high profile couple renovated their €1m Dublin home in order to prepare for their latest arrival.

The couple moved into their four-bedroom home in Goatstown in 2005, and they have already gutted it from top to bottom, built a granny flat and bumped up security to protect their privacy.

An IFTA winner, the Threesome actress has been developing a comedy for an Irish production company, and she handed in her first draft of the script in August.

The couple became the nation’s sweethearts when they married in 2010.

More than 250 guests saw Amy walk down the aisle in her stunning Stephanie Allin gown in Leitrim on July 2, 2010.

Among the guests were rugby stars Shane Horgan, Gordon D'Arcy, Denis Hickey, Luke Fitzgerald, Donncha O'Callaghan, Paul O'Connell Victor Costello, Dennis Hickey and Paddy Wallace.

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