Fifth grand­child a real Perla

Sunday Herald Sun - - News -

TV leg­end BERT NEW­TON is king of the kids.

New­ton, 80, is a grand­fa­ther again af­ter daugh­ter LAU­REN gave birth to a daugh­ter, PERLA DOLLY NEW­TON WELSH, yes­ter­day morn­ing.

Perla is the fifth child for Lau­ren and her hus­band, Olympic swim­mer MATT WELSH. They have sons SAM, 10, and MONTY, 2, and daugh­ters EVA, 9, and LOLA, 6.

Perla is the fifth grand­child for New­ton — who is known as “Poppy” to his fam­ily (right) — and wife PATTI.

“She is ab­so­lutely per­fect and we are ab­so­lutely over the moon,” Lau­ren said yes­ter­day. “She is so gor­geous. “The kids are be­side them­selves. They are so ex­cited to have a new sis­ter.

“She has ar­rived three weeks early but she is a lovely big, healthy, beau­ti­ful baby.”

Lau­ren said Perla had brought ex­tra mean­ing to the fes­tive sea­son.

“With her birth­day be­ing on the 29th, it is go­ing to be nice for us to have some­thing spe­cial to cel­e­brate be­tween Christ­mas and the new year,” she said. “And she is go­ing to al­ways have won­der­ful pre­sents, with her birth­day com­ing just af­ter the Box­ing Day sales.”

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