Matilda and Art Green announce birth of baby Milo

Kiwi reality TV couple Art and Matilda Green have announced the arrival of their first child together, a baby boy.

Matilda, who won Art's heart on The Bachelor NZ, announced her husband delivered the baby himself in the couple's living room. 

"He's hereeeeee! Our beautiful baby boy Milo Kenneth Green arrived on Wednesday evening in our living room just as we planned/hoped, with @art_green delivering him," she wrote on Instagram. 

"The most incredible experience of my entire life.️ We’re all loving settling in to our new family of 5 (cats included obviously).

"I promise he does open his eyes sometimes, though not that often currently," she added, alongside a series of photos of the newborn."

Art revealed the home birth took place during a powercut on Wednesday evening. He said his wife was "incredible" throughout, using breathing techniques to remain calm. 

Of the experience of delivering his child, Art said "they are slippery little octopuses when they come out". 

Art and Matilda were married on Waiheke Island in February this year. He crowned her queen of his heart after they met on season one of The Bachelor NZ in 2015. He proposed in Rarotonga in 2017.

She had to pull out of Three's Dancing With The Stars NZ earlier this year when she discovered she was pregnant.

"We're having a baby," Matilda told Woman's Day in February.

"Art and I are absolutely over the moon. We always knew we wanted to start a family, but never imagined we'd be lucky enough to share our special day with our wee son or daughter. It's truly so special to have all three of us here."

She told Newshub it was gutting to have to pull out of the popular dancing show.

"But naturally I'm also super-excited about this next chapter in our lives. And I'll be looking forward to cheering all the other dancers on from the sidelines during the show later this year!"



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