Candice Swanepoel Welcomes First Child
Supermodel Candice Swanepoel has become a first time mother.
The Victoria’s Secret Angel, 27, gave birth to a son named Anacã, her first child with fiance Hermann Nicoli, according to E! News. The baby boy’s moniker is said to be Brazilian for a type of bird.
Swanepoel’s photographer pal Jerome Duran appeared to confirm the news on social media, by sharing a photo of the model’s pregnant belly on Friday and sending his congratulations.
“THE MOST BEAUTIFUL MAMA Congratulations!!,” he wrote in the caption. “@angelcandices @hermannicoli Welcome Anacã!!! Already sooo much LOVE for you and the new family!”
Swanepoel and Nicoli have been dating for over 10 years. The South African model fell in love with the Brazilian when she was just 17 after meeting in Paris, France.
Swanepoel was first rumored to be expecting in March, days after it was revealed her Victoria’s Secret best pal Behati Prinsloo was also pregnant.
Prinsloo and her rocker husband Adam Levine welcomed a baby girl named Dusty Rose on September 21 and the happy parents shared the first picture of their bundle of joy when she was just two days old.
“Words can’t describe Dusty Rose Levine 9/21/16,” 27-year-old model Behati captioned a black and white shot of their newborn resting on her father’s bare tattooed chest.
The Maroon 5 frontman shared the same snap on his Instagram account, simply writing alongside the father-daughter portrait, “Dusty Rose Levine 9/21/16.”
Levine had shelved a series of concerts with Maroon 5 in the days leading up to Behati’s due date, so he could be by his wife’s side when she went into labor.
The band postponed seven shows originally scheduled for late September, with those gigs now taking place in February and March next year.
The couple wed in 2014 after two years of dating.