Fifth grandchild a real Perla
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.”