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Elyse Knowles welcomes baby number two!

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Congratulations are in order!

Australian model Elyse Knowles and her fiance Josh Barker have announced the birth of their second child. 

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The couple made the exciting announcement via Instagram, sharing a sweet video of the bub. 

The pair also announced his name and the special meaning behind it in the caption. 

“Zaii Barker…To love and protect. 18th May.”

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Introducing Zaii Barker. (Credit: Instagram)

Elyse and Josh, who won the 2017 season of The Block, first announced their second pregnancy in January this year. 

“Very, very grateful for baby number 2,” Elyse wrote alongside a gallery of cute family snaps on Instagram. 

“Halfway until Sunny is a big brother.”

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This family of three just became a family of four! (Credit: Instagram)

Many of the couple’s friends flooded the comments with congratulatory messages, including Anna Heinrich, Steph Claire Smith, Ashy Barty, and Bec Judd

The 29-year-old model gave birth to Sunny Barker in February 2021, revealing to our sister publication WHO that motherhood was “the best.”

“I’m adoring it!” she explained. 

“I feel like I say this all the time, but things get better and better every day.”

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Elyse shared photos of her maternity shoot just days prior to giving birth to baby Zaii. (Credit: Instagram)

“It’s been new, unpredictable, wholesome. I am loving the role of Mum, and grateful to be where I am with my beautiful family,” Elyse also told WHO, shortly after her first son’s birth. 

“Sunny is growing into such a little dude now. He’s so alert and fun, he’s loving, full of smiles and he is so cuddly. I could smooch him all day long.”

“Josh and I often look at photos of him in bed. Almost every night the two of us look at each other thinking, “Should we get him up for a quick cuddle? It’s tempting!” 

This article originally appeared in our sister publication WHO Magazine. 

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