Celebrity Families

I'm a Celeb alum Brendan Fevola shares a heartwarming birthday tribute to his daughter Mia

''You make your old fat dad very proud.''

By Catie Powers
Former I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! winner Brendan Fevola has marked his eldest daughter Mia's 22nd birthday with a heartfelt tribute.
The AFL legend took to Instagram to share a slew of photos of the birthday girl, along with a TikTok she'd made where she poked fun at her dad.
"My first girl is getting old 🤣🤣," the 2016 I'm A Celeb winner wrote.
"Happy 22nd Birthday @mia.fev I love you moo, May today bring you joy and happiness lots of drinks 😀 and love. You're an amazing girl Mia, you make your old fat dad very proud ❤️xxxx."
The AFL legend took to Instagram to share a slew of photos of the birthday girl. (Instagram)
The "fat" comment proved a subtle nod to Mia's TikTok, where she lip synced to audio from a Today Show interview with teenage surfer Sabre Norris.
In the audio, longtime host Karl Stefanovic asked the surfer: "Is he an athlete, your dad?"
Mia then lip synced to Sabre's response in front of a photo of her dad on a football field: "Yeah my dad was an athlete but now he's, um, pretty fat," Mia mimed to the audio.
The post received a lot of love and affection, including from current I'm A Celeb star and dad himself Beau Ryan.
"Still the king bro," the The Amazing Race host wrote.
Brendan shares Mia with her biological mum, Alex. The couple first married in 2005 but ended their on-and-off relationship following allegations that Brendan had an affair with Lara Bingle.
Brendan became step-dad to Mia when she was five years old. (Instagram)
However, the couple rekindled in 2016 and soon announced they were engaged.
"I was a bit nervous, I didn't think she'd say yes," Brendan said of re-proposing to Alex on the then Fifi and Dave show.
"Because we've been married before and obviously been divorced. It was really beautiful with the kids there."
The couple are also proud parents to Leni, 15, Lulu, 12, and baby Tobi, three.
This article was originally published on our sister site New Idea.

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