HIBS MANAGER'S BABY JOY AFTER HEARTACHE; Tony has tot with second wife Amber.
HIBERNIAN manager Tony Mowbray was last night celebrating becoming a dad - nine years after losing his first wife to cancer.
The former Celtic hero was "beaming with joy" after new wife Amber gave birth to his first child.
The 5lb 11oz baby boy, who hadn't been due for another four weeks, was born at St John's Hospital in Livingston, West Lothian, on Tuesday afternoon.
Yesterday Tony, 40, briefly arrived at Hibs' Easter Road stadium to share the news with his colleagues. He said both mother and baby were well and described the birth as the "most amazing" experience of his life.
But he is keeping tight-lipped about his son's name until he had time to ring around his friends and family.
Tony, who met Amber at a hairdresser's in Ipswich, Suffolk, said: "Both Amber and I are thrilled and delighted by the safe arrival of our son.
"I think any first time father would tell you, the past few days have been the most amazing days.
"We haven't quite decided on a name yet, but when we do we will have to let our families know first.
"Both Amber and our son are doing well and we'd like to say a big thank you to everyone at St John's for the care and attention they have given us."
Staff at Hibs' ground said yesterday the smile on Tony's face had given away his good news.
One added: "He was beaming with joy and had a real glow about him.
"Everyone is delighted for them. Tony is such a lovely man and it is fantastic news."
Tony's first wife, Bernadette, died of cancer nine years ago while he was playing for Celtic.
The couple wed in April 1995 despite knowing Bernadette was terminally ill and may have just weeks or months to live.
DELIGHTED: The couple on their wedding day
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|Publication:||The Mirror (London, England)|
|Date:||Oct 14, 2004|
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