Celebrity Families

Bert and Patti Newton share rare intimate family portrait

This family is just too cute!

By Rebecca Sullivan
They might be one of our most celebrated entertainment couples, but Bert and Patti Newton are still just like every other grandparent in Australia - proud as punch of their adorable grandchildren.
The Newtons have two children - Lauren and Matthew - and now Patti has shared a gorgeous new photo of Lauren's new daughter Perla.
Perla is the fifth child Lauren shares with her former champion swimmer husband of 13 years Matt Welsh, along with Sam, 11, and Monty, two, and sisters Eva, nine, and Lola, six.
The couple welcomed their lovely new addition in January.
These new happy snaps were captured at Perla's christening recently, and showed both Bert and Patti are looking healthy and upbeat.
"A perfect day celebrating our precious Perla's christening," Patti wrote on Instagram.
Bert and Patti at Perla's christening. (Image: @pattinewtonofficial/Instagram)
How adorable is this family?! (Image: @laurenelisenewton/Instagram)
Bert has previously opened up about how much joy his grandchildren bring him.
"They wouldn't realise it at the moment, but they have made this one of the happiest times of my life," the 80-year-old told the Herald Sun in 2016,
"There is that old saying, the wonderful thing about being a grandfather, or grandparent, is that you give the kids back. But in the case of Patti and myself, we don't want to."
WATCH BELOW: Bert Newton talks about his grandkids. Story continues after video.
In 2012, Bert underwent a quadruple heart bypass surgery and was also hit with a bout of pneumonia.
"I've had a couple of bouts of pneumonia," Bert told TV WEEK last year.
"Health-wise, it's the only enemy I've got. If I'm not careful and don't watch it, I end up having to go to hospital.
"I didn't realise how serious pneumonia is, but on the happier side of things, I'm here. That's the important thing."

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