Entertainer Lauren Newton, and her husband, swimmer Matt Welsh, welcomed their third child on March 26. They have named their daughter Lola Patricia; Lola’s middle name is after her grandmother. Lola Welsh joins siblings Sam Albert, aged 4, and Eva Eunice, nearly 3.
Lauren is the daughter of showbiz legends, Bert and Patti Newton, and the sister of actor Matt Newton. She has been a presenter on several Channel 9 shows, including as an entertainment reporter. Most recently she has presented advertising content on morning show Kerri-Anne.
Matt is a former champion of backstroke and butterfly, winning several world titles, and winning more Australian titles than any swimmer in history. He retired in 2008 after he failed to qualify for the Beijing Olympics.
Lauren and Matt were married in November 2006; they were wed in the same church Bert and Patti exchanged vows in 32 years earlier, and even chose to be married on the same date .
(Picture shows Lauren and Matt with Lauren’s parents and brother, and their two eldest children at Eva’s christening).