Celebrity Families

It’s a boy! Daniel Macpherson and Zoe Ventoura reveal baby son’s name

''Mum, Dad and baby are all happy and well.''

By Erin Doyle
As a couple who keeps their personal life quite private, Aussie actors Daniel MacPherson, 40, and Zoe Ventoura, 39, shocked fans last week when they were photographed holding a baby.
Most of the public had not realised the Home and Away star had been pregnant, let alone given birth to their first child, so the photos came as a surprise.
And now, the couple has officially confirmed the happy news and revealed new details to the Herald-Sun.
"I am very happy to confirm that Zoë and Dan welcomed a baby boy in December last year," a spokesperson for the couple told the publication.
"Austin Xavier arrived healthy and smiling. Mum, Dad and baby are all happy and well."
Daniel and Zoe have welcomed their first child together in December. Image: @danmacpherson/ Instagram
In the past, former Neighbours star Daniel has been open about his and Zoe's desire to start a family together.
Asked by TV WEEK in 2018 whether children were in their sights, Dan confirmed it was something they were hoping for.
"That's the question on the lips of our families and friends," Dan smiled. "Mine and Zoe's brothers have two daughters each, so it takes the pressure off."
He added that having a family is still high on their list, but the couple splitting their time between the US, Australia and overseas projects was making it tricky during that period of their lives.
"We're working towards it," he said. "But being in the same timezone would make it much easier."
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The couple previously admitted they were "working towards" having a family. Image: Getty
Daniel, who has since moved back to Australia permanently with Zoe, also spoke to The Daily Telegraph in 2017 about their plans to start a family.
"We are getting to that time in our lives where that is the next thing for us," the Strike Back star admitted.
"We don't know quite when that will be but it's definitely in our near future."
The couple met on the set of Wild Boys in 2011. Image: Channel Seven
Zoe and Daniel met and fell in love on the set of Channel Seven drama Wild Boys in 2011 and secretly tied the knot in Noosa – the same place the actor proposed - four years later.
"Mr & Mrs ..... Proud to say that Zoe and I were married last Thursday in a small celebration, surrounded by family, friends and lots of love," Daniel wrote on Instagram a week after their nuptials.
"It's been a beautiful few days. We couldn't be happier."
Happily ever after! Zoe and Daniel tied the knot in a secret ceremony in Noosa in 2015. Image: Instagram

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