The Block’s Darren Jolly Welcomes Baby Girl With Partner Lucy Porter: ‘You Are Such A Special Gift’
Darren Jolly and his girlfriend Lucy Porter have welcomed their first child together.
The 40-year-old former Australian footballer took to his Instagram account to break the news alongside a photo gallery.
‘Welcome to the beautiful world of Olive Rita Porter Jolly. You are such a special gift and we love you so much!! ❤️,” he captioned the post.
Baby joy! Ex-AFL star Darren Jolly and his partner Lucy Porter have welcomed their first child together, baby girl Olive Rita Porter Jolly. Pictured all together
The post was quickly inundated with comments from their friends and co-stars who competed alongside her on The Block.
‘Awww shit. Congrats mate,” Carlene Duffy and husband Michael wrote from their joint account.
In a disturbing Instagram post from October 26, the former champion ruckman said he had not seen his daughters Scarlett and Lily during Melbourne’s coronavirus lockdown and “couldn’t go on”.
Jolly and his ex-wife Deanne were popular contestants on The Block, appearing twice in 2014 and 2015, and winning the final season.
But the couple made headlines three years ago when they sadly announced they had ended their 15-year marriage.
Following their split, Jolly claimed on Instagram in October 2020 that he hadn’t been in contact with his two daughters since splitting from Deanne in September 2019.
Soccer star: Jolly played for Sydney Swans and Collingwood Magpies during his AFL career
Fast forward to January 2021 and he raised alarm bells when he shared a disturbing Instagram post in which he claimed he couldn’t “go on much longer”.
He was found safe, with his girlfriend later taking to Instagram to inform that Jolly was “receiving the best care he needs right now”.