Kiwi footballer Jeremy Brockie's wife, Jessica, has given birth to a baby boy after becoming a surrogate for the couple's friends.
Jessica carried the child of Bec and Gareth Arena as Bec suffering from cystic fibrosis made their road to parenthood a difficult one.
Brockie tweeted about the birth, saying how proud he was of Jessica.
However, while Gareth was welcoming his son into the world, it would be a process he undertook alone as Bec passed away in September 2017.
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Someone close to the family started a GoFundMe page to help cover bills including getting Jessica back to New Zealand from South Africa, where Brockie is signed with Mamelodi Sundowns in the South African Premier League Soccer competition.