All Whites football player Jeremy Brockie and his wife Jessica surrogate parents for long-time friends

Jeremy and Jessica Brockie have two children of their own.
Jeremy and Jessica Brockie have two children of their own. Photo credit: @JRBrockie Twitter

All Whites football player Jeremy Brockie and his wife Jessica are celebrating the couple's third pregnancy; only it's as surrogate parents.

According to South African media outlet Bedfordview and Edenvale News, the couple are having the child for their long-time friends, who cannot carry their baby as the mother has cystic fibrosis.

Unfortunately, their friend passed away in September due to the illness, before she could meet the baby boy.

Jessica described the journey as "one of the most special things" she's ever done on her Twitter page.

A baby shower was held in anticipation for Arena's arrival in Bedfordview on November 12.

The SuperSport United striker was unable to attend the occasion as he was part of Anthony Hudson's New Zealand squad for their intercontinental playoff matches against Peru.

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