- Sport legend, 42, stunned his fans on Instagram
- Used a one-word post to reveal milestone in his life
- Fanning and Randall are parents to son Xander, 3
Three-time surfing world champion Mick Fanning has delighted his fans with the news that he and partner Breeana Randall are expecting their second child.
The 42-year-old made the announcement with a very cheeky Instagram post on Wednesday as he showed his followers a photo of Randall showing off her baby bump in a blue bikini, accompanied simply by the word ‘Hi’ with baby chick and yellow heart emojis.
Sports stars and celebrities including AFL player Rory Sloane, Stephanie Gilmore and Amy Shark were among more than 10,000 people who liked the post.
Fanning and Randall are already parents to son Xander, three (pictured together)
The three-time world champ revealed the incredible news to his followers by showing them a pic of his partner’s baby bump accompanied by just one word: ‘Hi’
The couple share son Xander, three, who was born in August 2020.
Fanning announced their firstborn’s arrival with an Instagram post written from his son’s perspective.
‘I’m extremely strong, healthy and calm all because of my beautiful Mama Breeana is a full-on superhero,’ read the caption.
‘Mama was so calm, relaxed and in the zone. Dada calls her his Zen Wonder Woman and is so in awe of how strong and amazing she is.
‘Dada thought he could focus but he’s got nothing on Mama. She rules. Dada loves you beyond words.’
That year the surf legend told 60 Minutes that his son’s birth had given him a new lease on life.
Fanning (pictured with Randall) completely rearranged his life when Xander came into the world three years ago
The surf legend (pictured in action in 2018) previously opened up about hitting rock bottom in 2015, when he was attacked by a shark and lost his brother
‘Just the love and care that you can give to a human, like, it’s wild, it’s so mind-bending,’ he said.
And this February he said he was devoting 2023 to raising Xander.
‘I’ve lived a really big life, but the number one for me now is family,’ he said.
‘Right now I’m really content and happy to just be at home and do the dad thing.
‘Watching Xander grow and getting to relearn life through his eyes is just incredible.’
Fanning has previously opened up about ‘hitting rock bottom’ in 2015 after escaping unscathed from an infamous shark attack during a competition in South Africa, which left him with post-traumatic stress disorder.
‘For me, 2015 was such a down year,’ he said.
‘I went through a divorce, had the shark incident and then at the end of it all I lost my brother. I was just totally empty at the end of it. I was done.’