Journalist and socialite Kate Waterhouse, and her husband Luke Ricketson, welcomed their first child on May 30, and have named their daughter Sophia Edie. Sophia Ricketson was born at the Mater Hospital in Sydney, weighing 3.1 kg (7 lb).
Kate is a freelance fashion journalist with her own blog, and has a weekly interview column at The Sun-Herald called Date With Kate. She is the daughter of horse trainer Gai Waterhouse and former bookmaker Robbie Waterhouse, and is the sister of bookmaker Tom Waterhouse. Tom and his wife Hoda had a baby girl named Rose last year, who is Sophia’s cousin.
Luke is a former rugby league star and captain of the Sydney Roosters who began his career in the 1990s. He was chosen for City and New South Wales in rep football, and played for both Australia and Ireland internationally. Luke retired in 2005 after playing 301 games with the Roosters, which still stands as the club record. He is the son of Doug Ricketson, who played rugby league for the Eastern Suburbs and Penrith in the 1960s. Kate and Luke were married in Italy in 2012.