AFL star and captain of the Carlton Football Club, Chris Judd, and his wife, Rebecca, welcomed their first child today, July 26. Oscar Dylan Judd was born at 11.05 am at a private Melbourne Hospital, and his birth was announced on Twitter at 1.30 pm. Dylan is Chris Judd’s middle name as well, so perhaps this is the start of a family tradition.

Chris Judd has captained both Carlton and the West Coast Eagles football teams, and has twice won the highest individual honour in AFL, the Brownlow Medal.

Rebecca Judd (nee Twigley) is a model who is the ambassador for Myer fashions, and the face of Paul Bram Diamonds. She is also one of the presenters on Channel 9’s travel show, Postcards. A qualified speech pathologist, she works twice a week at the Alfred Hospital, helping people recover their ability to speak after strokes and accidents.

Chris and Rebecca met in Perth in 2002, and first gained prominence as a glamour couple in 2004, when Rebecca wore a revealing red evening gown to the Brownlow Medal awards. Even though Chris won the medal, all anybody could talk about was Rebecca in “that dress”.

Chris and Rebecca were married last New Year’s Eve at The Carousel in Melbourne’s Albert Park. In late January, they confirmed they were expecting a baby, and even though Oscar seems to have been a bit of a surprise, they were of course, thrilled to bits, and plan on having more children.

(Photo from Chris Judd’s official website).