Manti Te’o’s team at home just got a little bigger.
Jovi Nicole Te’o, a former Notre Dame football star, and KyroAumua Te’o welcomed their second baby together. The newly minted mother of two posted the news on Instagram on Monday.
Baby Kyro, weighing in at 8 lbs., 13 Oz., arrived Monday, January 16. She was 22 inches long at birth, she revealed.
“Welcome, my little King. “We’ve been waiting for your arrival. She captioned the photos, which include one of the couple with their newborn and one showing him asleep soundly.
“Love you babe!” Thank you! Thank you! We are grateful! Manti added a comment to the post.
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Their son’s arrival comes just days following Jovi’s 35th Birthday, which Manti honored with a touching Instagram tribute.
“Happy birthday, Queen. My mother. My best friend. He wrote: “My best friend in all things.” “We are so grateful for you…I am so grateful for you. I am so excited for the year ahead. More blessings. More life. This is only the beginning. I love you. Happy birthday @jovi.nicole ❤️.”
The couple — who is also parents to daughter Hiro, 17 months — tied the knot during an oceanside ceremony in La Jolla, California in Sept. 2020, he noted in an Instagram post.
“I couldn’t give you the world but I think I did better … I gave you my last name and it looks good on you Mrs. Te’o,” the NFL free agent wrote in the caption of a series of photographs that showed the newlyweds taking a stroll along the beach in their wedding attire.
Jovi posted on Instagram, “Yesterday was the day I got to wed my best friend and the love my life,” Although this wasn’t how we had envisioned it, it was perfectly perfect. We will have our reception and celebration when Temples, venues and other venues are open again so that we can share this special moment with our families. I couldn’t feel more excited.”
Te’o was the focus of headlines a decade back when it was revealed that he had been the victim of a catfishing hoax. The hoax was again the subject of an episode last summer on NBC. UNTOLDNetflix’s sports documentary series.
The Girlfriend Who Never ExistedA documentary that focuses on Te’o’s life and how it ended up that his claimed girlfriend, Lennay Kekua (who he believed had died from leukemia in his senior football season), didn’t really exist.
Te’o was a Notre Dame linebacker who announced the death of Kekua in 2012, after a battle with leukemia. He also claimed that Kekua died in the same year as his grandmother. He said these tragedies inspired his, and he ultimately helped Notre Dame to the BCS National Championship in its senior year.
It was later revealed that Te’o had been the victim of a catfishing joke orchestrated by three individuals.
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