Mitchell Moses and Bri Gardoni are parents!
The NRL player and his partner welcomed their first child, a baby girl on Friday, a few days after he laid his grandmother to rest. The 28-year-old Parramatta Eels player was playing the North Queensland Cowboys in Townsville that day, and missed the birth for the match.
“ASPYN ELLE MOSES 🤍 23.09.2022 – We couldn’t be more in love with you,” Gardoni and Moses shared to Instagram last night, alongside a series of photos and videos of Aspyn, and Moses meeting his daughter.
Watch the video above.
In the footage, a sleeping Aspyn is in her crib, wearing a white bow on her head and covered by a pink blanket.
Moses can be seen helping bathe and dry off Aspyn at the hospital in two photos, with a smile on his face.
The halfback missed Aspyn’s birth as he was playing in Townsville, helping secure the Eels’ place in the grand final. After beating the Cowboys 24 to 20 on Friday, the Eels will face off against the Penrith Panthers this Sunday.
Moses, as he was in Townsville playing the Cowboys, was unable to be with Gardoni as she delivered Aspyn on Friday, and watched the birth on FaceTime before the match.
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“The whole week has been a rollercoaster,” he told Nine’s Wide World of Sports after the game on Friday. ”I lost my grandmother last week. We laid her to rest on Monday, and then I am welcoming my first child over FaceTime four hours ago. And now I am playing a grand final next week.”
Moses admitted to WWOS that Gardoni was not exactly happy with his decision, but ultimately understood.
”She was a bit a bit filthy at the start when she got put in and said this is how it’s gonna happen,” Moses said.
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“She was a bit filthy. But she understood. She’s supported me through everything. She’s seen how much work I put in this year to be in the position that we’re in. I have a family now – all this is for them.”
Eels coach Brad Arthur said on Friday Moses “made a massive sacrifice for his teammates today.”
“Over the last couple of days, he didn’t get to see the birth of his daughter. That’s huge and it just shows you … the boys really wanted it.”
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