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Real Madrid Footballer Gareth Bale Announces Birth Of Daughter And Shares First Photo Of Newborn

Bale is now father to Alba Viola, three, and newborn Nava Valentina.

23/03/2016 10:48 GMT

Gareth Bale is now the father of two little girls.

The Real Madrid footballer announced on Instagram that his partner Emma Rhys-Jones had given birth to their second daughter.

"Delighted to welcome another beautiful baby daughter into our family today," he wrote in the caption for the photo of his newborn's hand gripping his finger, which revealed a glimpse of her full head of dark hair.

He also shared their choice of baby name: Nava Valentina Bale.

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Bale and his childhood sweetheart Emma Rhys-Jones, already have a three-year-old daughter Alba Viola who was born in Wales in October 2012.

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Gareth Bale and Emma Rhys-Jones in October 2015

The family now live in Spain and earlier in the week Bale shared a photo of the artwork his eldest daughter made for him to celebrate Father's Day, which in Spain falls on 19 March.

"Thanks for the perfect Father's Day," he wrote.

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