Olympic swimming champ, Grant Hackett and his fiancé Sharlene Fletcher have made the exciting announcement that they have welcomed a beautiful baby boy into the world.

Speaking with Sunday Confidential, the pair said that their son was born on Saturday morning at 9.38am weighing a healthy 3.4kg. They also confirmed his name, Edward Anthony Hackett.

“I’m very protective so I just wanted to make sure they were both OK,” Hackett told the publication over the weekend.

“I can’t explain how I feel. It’s the most amazing experience and I’m just grateful everyone is healthy and recovering well.”

Grant also said that there were no complications and that his finance Sharlene was tired but doing well.

“Sharlene is a bit tired but completely overjoyed with love. Her heart is even more full,” Grant added.

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The couple announced that they were expecting a baby together back in July.

Grant already shares twins Charlize and Jagger with his ex-wife Candice Alley.

Congratulations to the happy family!