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1-Love: Tennis star Maria Sharapova welcomes her first child, World News

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Maria Sharapova gave birth to her first child.

The 35-year-old tennis star took to Instagram to reveal that she and her fiancé Alexander Gilkes welcomed their son Theodore together earlier this month.

Maria wrote, “Theodore VII I MMXXII. The most beautiful, empowering and rewarding gift our little family could ask for.”

She also added a photo of the three of them.

Maria and Alexander, 42, started dating in 2018 and got engaged two years later.

She broke the news on Instagram, writing, “I said yes from the first day we met. It was our little secret, wasn’t it.”

And he wrote: “Thank you for making me a very, very happy boy. I look forward to loving you and learning from you @mariasharapova all my life.”

Sharapova got engaged to Sasha Vujacic in 2011 after two years of dating, but broke up the following year. She then started dating Gregory Dimitrov, but they broke up in 2017.

Squared Circles co-founder Alexander was previously married to designer Misha Nonoo, a close friend of Duchess Meghan, from 2012 to 2016.

Maria announced her retirement from tennis in February 2020, with Alexander offering his support.

He wrote on Instagram at the time: “To the kindest and most professional person I know.

“This is Maria, and all that awaits you in your next chapter! May you continue to inspire us all with your deep humility, self-deprecation, strength, and focus. As a remarkable first chapter comes to an end with so much extraordinary feats, we look forward to all that you will accomplish with such courage and grace in the years to come. Proudly and with love, xx”