Brit and Joel Selwood have announced they are expecting their first child.
The Geelong captain, 34, and his wife revealed on social media the upcoming birth, following years of fertility struggles.
“Our dreams have come true,” she wrote on Instagram.
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“Joel and I are grateful to be able to share that we have a little one coming into the world. We couldn’t do this announcement without acknowledging those who are struggling with infertility or loss.
“I know how much my heart would break every time I saw a pregnancy post and my heart truly goes out to you if that’s how you’re feeling right now. These past few years have changed me forever.
“For anyone who has lost hope right now, I’ve been there and I’m thinking of you, and I hope one day soon, you get your miracle.”
Joel shared the same photo of the pair holding a child-sized Geelong guernsey with his number 14 and ‘DAD’ on the back.
“Our dreams have come true. Brit and I are grateful to be able to share we have a little one coming into the world,” he wrote.
“We look forward to being ‘Mum and Dad’ and the world changing for us in the near future.
“What I have worked out through this process is that women are amazing and my wife is a superwoman. In a journey that hasn’t been easy, we have found a way, through great support and Brit staying positive.
“To couples, who are trying, have tried or can’t have a baby for some unfair reason, we see you and are sending love and positive energy your way.
“We can’t wait to meet you Baby Selwood, you will be very loved.”
Selwood has played 353 games for Geelong and will lead them into a preliminary final against Brisbane this Friday night.