Hearts melted all over the country when Offspring heart-throb Matthew Le Nevez’s character Patrick and his on-screen love ‘Nina’ prepared for the birth of their baby…and while Patrick never got the chance to be a dad after his tragic death last season ,Matt has become a dad in real life!
In what may have been the best-kept secret in showbiz, Matthew and his partner, Michelle Monique have welcomed their first baby into the world.
The actor shared his exciting news about his new bundle of joy with a moving post on Instagram. The image shows his baby’s two tiny hands, along with the caption “going to miss these precious hands, counting the days my darling Michelle Monique.”
The baby’s sex and name have not been revealed yet.
Matthew and his American partner Michelle share a house in Los Angeles where Matt is trying to break into the US market. He said earlier this year: “My story is a common one and I enjoy being over here (LA), but I will be back home soon and hope to be doing something in Australia midyear,” he says.
Monique doesn’t work in the media – which is a good thing says Matthew. “Things are going really well with Michelle, who doesn’t work in the business. She’s a Texan and she works in the field of spinal surgery. That (her occupation) keeps it ‘real’, that’s for sure.”