Gorden ‘Raging Bull’ Tallis is set to welcome his third child with long-term partner Jemma Elder, 40, in the next six weeks.
The former NRL star, 45, told The Sunday Telegraph that he is thrilled after learning that Jemma is pregnant.
‘We have a new journey ahead of us and we are just looking forward to the day this little baby gets to meet dad and mum,’ he told the publication.
Baby joy! Former NRL star Gorden Tallis, 45, (right) announced on Saturday that he is set to welcome his third child with long term partner Jemma Elder (left) in six weeks. Pictured attending the NRL Hall of Fame held in Sydney last August
Gorden, who is already a father to sons Ethan and Jackson from a previous relationship, says he has chosen not to find out the gender of the baby.
‘If it wasn’t a big enough surprise as it was being 45 and having another baby, and Jemma being 40 and falling pregnant, the other part I think we can wait for,’ he explained.
‘It is not our first rodeo so I think we can wait for the sex of the baby.’
‘It is not our first rodeo’: Gorden, who is already a father to sons Ethan and Jackson from a previous relationship, says he has chosen not to find out the gender of the baby. The couple pictured in Sydney last August
The former Broncos star and Jemma, who is the daughter of former Labor politician Jim Elder, have been together for three years.
And in August last year, Gorden confessed his love for Jemma to her father.
‘Mate, I really like your daughter. I think she’s the best person I’ve met in my life,’ he said, according to The Australian.
He gushed over his lady love to the publication, describing their relationship as ‘refreshing’.
‘We’re both at an age where we didn’t have to bullshit and go through the small talk, which has been really refreshing.
‘It’s hard to be yourself sometimes, but you get older and you realise ‘Well, if they don’t like you for who you are, well, you can’t change. Just be yourself.’