The Sunday Mail (Queensland) - - NEWS - JONATHON MO­RAN

QUEENS­LAND rugby league great Gor­den Tal­lis is ex­pect­ing his third child, the first with his new part­ner.

The 45-year-old for­mer Bron­cos star, aka “Rag­ing Bull”, and part­ner Jemma Elder are ex­pect­ing a child within the next six weeks.

Ms Elder has a seven-yearold son from a pre­vi­ous relationship while Tal­lis has two sons, aged 13 and 14, with his ex-wife.

“I don’t think we are as good look­ing or as fa­mous as the Brady Bunch,” Tal­lis told The Sun­day Mail yesterday.

“Life is dif­fer­ent and fam­ily can be hard, and chil­dren can be chal­leng­ing at times. 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.”

Tal­lis and Elder, who have been to­gether for three years after meet­ing at Magic Mil­lions, only went pub­lic about their relationship less than six months ago.

They have opted not to find out the baby’s gen­der.

“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,” he said.

Ms Elder is the daugh­ter of for­mer La­bor politi­cian Jim Elder and works as manag­ing di­rec­tor of Per­son­alised Plates in Queens­land.

As for be­ing a hands-on dad, Tal­lis added: “I’ve done nap­pies be­fore.”

HANDS ON: NRL leg­end Gor­den Tal­lis and part­ner Jemma Elder. Picture: Liam Kid­ston

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