Baby boy joy for Sharp family
On-loan Nottingham Forest striker Billy Sharp, who tragically
lost his newborn son last year, has become a father again.
Sharp, who is currently on loan to Forest from Southampton, and
his partner Jade Fair are celebrating after the birth of a baby
Both mother and baby are doing well and the couple have named
their baby Leo Sharp.
It is happy news for the couple who were devastated after their
first baby, Luey Jacob, died in hospital aged just two days last
In a statement released on behalf of the Luey Jacob Sharp
Foundation today, Sharp said: “Jade and I are absolutely delighted
with the safe arrival of our beautiful boy Leo.
“As everyone knows, we tragically lost our first son, Luey Jacob
Sharp, so the birth of Leo makes this special time for our family
“We would like to thank our family and friends for the support
they have given us throughout Jade’s pregnancy.
“We are thrilled to become parents and we welcome Leo into our
world with lots of love and are looking forward to starting family
life together with our son.”
The Luey Jacob Sharp Foundation helps families affected by
gastroschisis, an abdominal-wall defect usually picked up by week
14 in pregnancy and the cause of which is still unknown.
Last year Sharp played for former club Doncaster just days after
losing Luey on October 29. He called his goal in that match the
most important of his career.
After scoring, Sharp lifted his shirt to reveal a message which
read: “That’s for you, son.”
He tweeted later that night: “My goal tonight was the most
important goal of my career dedicated to my brave boy luey jacob
sharp I love u son sleep tight.thatsforyouson.”