Jermaine Jans has welcomed his fourth child with wife Ellie.
Ellie shared the first photo of her baby on Instagram on Wednesday, which she captioned: ‘Our beautiful son Jacob Anthony Janus – we love you so much.’
Former Liverpool and Arsenal footballer Jermaine Pennant commented: ‘The little JJ is here.’
Adorable: Jermaine Janus and wife Ellie welcomed their fourth child over the weekend, Ellie shared the first photo and revealed their baby boy’s name, Jacob, on Wednesday
The former footballer has eight-year-old daughters Geneva and four-year-old Olivia, with Ellie, as well as daughter Cam, 14, from a previous relationship.
News of the couple’s announcement was first revealed during Monday’s episode of The One Show as Jermaine’s co-host Ronan Keating announced: ‘First of all congratulations to our own Jermaine and his wife Allie, who had Jacob over the weekend. There was a child named
‘Enjoy some time, no sleep for Germaine!’
Jermaine, who also leads shows on BT Sport, announced that he was ready to become a father again during his first appearance as host of The One Show in May.
After being inspired by co-host Alex Jones, Jermaine said: ‘I have a baby on the way. it’s a boy. Very excited in our house.
Proud parents: The couple – who were already parents to three girls – welcomed their first son over the weekend
The joy of Jermaine’s child came just days after the star was shot for a hard-hitting documentary that exposed social media’s inadequate response to the racist abuse of England footballers.
In Channel 4’s Haunting the Football Trolls, Germain warns: ‘We are going back to the dark ages of racism.’
‘Bananas that were thrown on the pitch have turned into monkey emojis sent to people on social media. And the use of the n-word becomes common again. Criminals need to be accounted for.
Doting dad: The former footballer has eight-year-old daughters Geneva and four-year-old Olivia, wife Ellie as well as 14-year-old daughter Sancha from a previous relationship
In August last year, former England midfielder Jermaine revealed that he was battling ‘imposter syndrome’ due to the alleged preferential treatment of star players during his international football career.
Germain won 21 caps for his country and was included in Sven-Göran Eriksson’s 2006 World Cup squad, but was never a regular starter.
Imposter syndrome can be defined as a collection of feelings of inadequacy that persist despite apparent success.
Germain described the international set-up under Sven-Göran as an exclusive ‘boys’ club and felt it had a detrimental effect on peripheral members of the squad.
“Throughout my career as an athlete, I’ve had a few moments battling imposter syndrome,” said Jeans on episode two of the British Army podcast ‘The Locker’, which will be released on Monday, 17 August.
‘It was playing for England and it had nothing to do with my ability or being worthy of the position I was in.’
Speaking: The news comes after Germain received praise for a hard-hitting documentary that bare social media’s inadequate response to the racist abuse of England stars