Boston Celtics star Gordon Hayward and his wife Robyn are expecting their third child, Robyn announced in a gender reveal clip via Instagram.
The Haywards, who already have two young girls, will have their third child in January. For the gender reveal, they opened a box with balloons in it. When pink balloons floated from the box, it appeared that Gordon was hoping for a boy. “Woah, it’s a girl,” Gordon said, while tapping a balloon. He proceeded to kick the air as he turned away. When Robyn asked him if he was happy, Gordon responded, “Daddy’s always happy.” We’re sure Gordon is actually happy to add another child to their growing family, but his reaction to the gender reveal shows that he probably had his heart set on having his first boy.
Here’s what you need to know about the Hayward family:
1. Gordon Once Wrote That Having a Son Named Gordon Was “a Matter of Carrying on a Family Legacy”
In a 2015 blog post commemorating the birth of his first daughter, Gordon wrote that if the child had been a boy, they would’ve named him Gordon.
“I’m actually the fourth Gordon, and it’s a matter of carrying on a family legacy.” Some fans might be surprised by that, as Gordon is not a “junior.” His father, though, is also named Gordon.
This sentiment and desire to extend the family name to a fifth generation may explain why Gordon seemed slightly upset in the gender reveal video.
2. The Couple Got Engaged on Christmas Eve After 5 Months of Dating
It’s unclear how the couple met, though they both attended high school in Indiana. The couple began dating in 2013, when Hayward was 23 and playing for the Utah Jazz, and Robyn was 19 and had just graduated from Bishop Chatard High School. After five months of dating, Gordon proposed on Christmas Eve 2013.
They married on May 24, 2014 at St. Simon the Apostle Church in Indianapolis.
3. Their Family Grew in 2015 & Again in 2016
A happy birthday to my baby girl Bernadette Marie Hayward! So proud of my wife! Love them! #HaywardFamily pic.twitter.com/n4QMuMgzaW
— Gordon Hayward (@gordonhayward) June 7, 2015
A year after marrying, the Haywards welcomed their first child, Bernadette Marie Hayward, on June 6, 2015. Gordon wrote a heartfelt blog post chronicling the birth a month later.
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