Gregg Wallace’s wife Anna gives birth to ‘miracle’ baby after years of trying

27 May 2019, 12:47

Gregg Wallace and wife Anna announced their pregnancy at the end of last summer.
Gregg Wallace and wife Anna announced their pregnancy at the end of last summer. Picture: Getty/Instagram

The MasterChef star and his wife of three years have welcomed their first child together

MasterChef host Gregg Wallace has welcomed his first child with wife Anne-Marie Sterpini – a baby boy named Sid.

The former greengrocer, who married Anna in a romantic ceremony in 2016, announced the happy news to OK! magazine but admitted it was a much more frightening experience than the birth of his other children.

"I was far more scared this time than when I had Tom and Libby.

"I don't know if it's because it took us so long to conceive or perhaps it's because I’m older, but I was scared for their health. I could have hugged the doctors."

Gregg Wallace and his wife of three years, Anna, have welcomed a baby boy named Sid.
Gregg Wallace and his wife of three years, Anna, have welcomed a baby boy named Sid. Picture: Getty

He also revealed that he wanted to be as hands-on as possible during the birth: "I went down the business end and watched the doctors pull Sid out.

"I saw him take his first breath, it was just beautiful. I looked at him and thought he was perfect."

Gregg toasted the birth of his newborn son the day after his wife gave birth.

The BBC presenter celebrated with co-star John Torode and a group of friends as they racked up a £2,000 bill during a boozy party.

He said: “We started at midday and finished at 10pm! The bill was well over £2k!

“If [Anna] hadn't been happy about it, I wouldn't have gone."

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Sid’s arrival was a welcome relief to the couple who fell pregnant last summer after years of trying.

Gregg and Anna, who have a 22-year age gap, were due to start fertility treatment shortly after they conceived naturally.

Back in November, the cooking judge explained: “We were due to start IVF but then it happened naturally after two years of trying.

"The doctor told us it was a miracle Anna was pregnant."

"I've been scared and stressed since she fell pregnant but since we had the 12-week scan recently it feels joyous.

“Seeing a scan of our baby son and the strength of his heartbeat made me cry.

"We're going to call him Sid Massimo Wallace,” he revealed.

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Newborn Sid is Gregg’s third child. He already shares son, Tom, and daughter, Libby, with ex-wife Denise.

The TV presenter met fourth wife Anna on Twitter in 2013 after she made contact with him to discuss ingredients for a recipe, and the couple have been inseparable ever since.

Gregg told the Sunday Mirror: “It's my fourth marriage and I feel that love is an absolute lottery. After many attempts, I have found that someone has given me the winning ticket.

"Meeting Anna has brought me what I think I've always been searching for – that big, warm family dynamic and there's real strength in that.

"I'm very conscious of people thinking I just do this willy-nilly. But we haven't rushed into this – we've been together for three years and I truly have never met anyone like Anna."