Eleven months after his spectacular fall from politics and the highly publicised $150,000 Sunday Night interview, Australia’s former Deputy Prime Minister, Barnaby Joyce, and his former staffer, Vikki Campion are reportedly expecting their second child.
Speaking to The Sunday Mail, a “close friend of the family” states the couple are expecting their second child – a boy – in June this year.
“The name is already picked out — Thomas, after Barney’s grandfather,” said the anonymous source.
“They plan to include Timothy, Barney’s youngest brother who sadly died last June after a brave battle with lung cancer. Tim was only 42 and has a gorgeous wife and three young children. His death really rocked Barney (as he is known to family and friends).”
Although the couple have yet to confirm the speculation, Joyce and Campion have shared the news with their family and “insiders”.
However, the 51-year-old’s four daughters are apparently “rightly furious about their father’s latest baby news,’’ says the source.
Their latest baby news comes after the birth of their first child, Sebastian Joyce, who was born in April, 2018, despite Joyce originally telling Fairfax media the child’s paternity was a “grey area”.
While Joyce was forced to step down from his position as Deputy PM, after news of his affair went public, he still remains as the Federal Member for New England and is also serving as the Special Envoy for Drought Assistance and Recovery.