MLC Amber-Jade Sanderson and her husband Steed Elliot welcomed their son Hugo around September [pictured]. The Sandserson-Elliots also have a daughter named Chloe, and Steed has two children called Michael and Sophie from a previous marriage. Amber-Jade was elected to the Western Australian Legislative Council as a Labor Party member for the East Metropolitan region in the 2013 state elections.
Former ironwoman Hayley Bateup, and her long-time partner April Zekulich welcomed their son Baxter Frankie in July. Hayley has won the Coolangatta Gold three times, and was on the 2008 series of Gladiators as “Nitro”. She is also a surf lifesaver and a model.
Winemaker and television host Eddie McDougall and his wife Frederica (nicknamed “Freddie”) welcomed their son Hugo in January. Eddie was born in Hong-Kong to an Australian dad and Chinese mum, and grew up in Australia. He became a winemaker at the first winery in Hong Kong before opening his own winery, The Flying Winemaker. He now runs wineries in both Australia and Hong Kong, marketing to Asia, and hosts his own show on the Discovery Channel – The Flying Winemaker.
NRL footballer Tim Lafai and his wife Jacqui welcomed their daughter Zylah Jay in March. Tim is originally from Samoa and came to Australia while in primary school. He has been with the Canterbury Bulldogs for several years, but is signed with the St George-Illawarra Dragons for next season. He has also played for the Samoan national team.