"Our family is now complete." David and Candice Warner have welcomed their third daughter.

Candice and David Warner have welcomed their third child into the world, a daughter named Isla Rose Warner, born Sunday night.

Posting the news to Instagram, the cricketer wrote: “@candywarner1 was absolutely amazing. Mum and Bub doing very well and her big sisters are over the moon. #prouddad.”

Candice shared her own photo of the newest Warner family member to her Instagram, writing: “Welcome to the world our gorgeous Isla Rose Warner. Born June 30th at 10:30pm. Our little family is now complete. Ivy and Indi are so proud of their sister. @davidwarner31 Your support was and is amazing. Isla we love you. #blessed.”

Isla’s birth comes after a year of turmoil both professionally and personally for the couple.

In the midst of the ball tampering scandal that engulfed David Warner last year, Candice was dealing with the couple’s more private heartbreak – the loss of two unborn children.

Here is part of Warner’s teary apology. Post continues after video.

Video by Sky news

The 34-year-old suffered a miscarriage just a week after her husband fronted the nation’s press with a teary apology for his wrongdoings, and another shortly after.

But more than a year on, David is back playing cricket after the conclusion of his 12 months ban, and the couple’s children Ivy Mae, 4, and Indi Rae, 3 have a brand new sibling to play with.

The ball-tampering saga.

In March 2018, David Warner was involved in the infamous ball-tampering saga.

David, who was vice captain of the Australian cricket team, was one of three found guilty.

It started when Cameron Bancroft was caught by TV cameras trying to rough up one side of the ball with sandpaper to make it swing in flight. He, David, and the captain Steve Smith were sanctioned by Cricket Australia.

Warner was found to be involved in the development of the plan, and demonstrated the technique to Bancroft. He was banned from the game for 12 months, and “will not be considered for team leadership positions in the future.”

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David Warner reacts to the ball tampering incident in South Africa during a press conference. Image: AAP Image/Ben Rushton.

In a tear-filled press conference, Warner told the media: "To the fans and the lovers of the game, who have supported and inspired me on my journey as a cricketer, I want to sincerely apologise for betraying your trust in me."

"I have let you down badly. I hope in time I can find a way to repay for all you have given me and possibly earn your respect again," he continued.

Warner became particularly emotional while apologising to wife Candice and the couple’s two young children for “putting you through this”.


At the time Candice told News Corp: “I”m sure there were things he wanted to say but he just couldn’t get it out. He is hurting. He is seriously, seriously struggling and he’s not in a great headspace.

“He’s just such an emotional wreck. I feel like it’s all my fault and it’s killing me - it’s absolutely killing me."

Candice made it clear there was no excuse for her husband’s mistake, but noted their family had endured a tough month in South Africa.

But as David was dealing with the professional turmoil the Warner clan were about to go through a much more  personal heartbreak.

Candice and David.

Candice and David met on Twitter, and their romance was whirlwind.

Within a year they had their first daughter Ivy Mae, and were married in 2014 in a lavish ceremony in Nowra, NSW.

Their second daughter Indi Rae was born in 2016.

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Candice and David with their two eldest children. Image: Ryan Pierse/Getty.

They'd actually been trying for their third child since July 2017, and had been keeping their pregnancy private from the public.

A week after David fronted the media over the ball tampering scandal, his wife lost the couple's unborn baby.

“I called Dave to the bathroom and told him I was bleeding. We knew I was miscarrying. We held one another and cried,” Candice told Australian Women’s Weekly.

“The miscarriage was a heartbreaking end to a horror tour. The ordeal from the public humiliations to the ball tapering had taken its toll and, from that moment, we decided nothing will impact our lives like that again,” she said.

Speaking after the Aussies’ win over England at the World Cup last week – 15 months since the South African tour which dominated headlines, and three months since his suspension ended – David said the pair actually “had two miscarriages” during his enforced lay-off.


“It was unfortunate we had two miscarriages during that time and we would have had one (baby) before this but that’s just what happens and I’m looking forward to obviously the baby coming out and then still concentrating on cricket,” David said, as reported by news.com.au

Candice believes the backlash they received, combined with the scrutiny she faced after the sexist taunts in South Africa, contributed to her pregnancy loss.

“It rocked my very foundation and I paid the ultimate price, losing our baby,” she told Woman's Weekly.

“I wonder how all those who came after me feel now?”

In December last year, Candice announced on Instagram that she and David were "thrilled" to be pregnant again.

Speaking to Now to Love during her pregnancy, Candice said she didn't have any morning sickness with any of her babies.

She also let the publication in on the excitement the new addition had brought to their home.

Her two eldest spent the nine months counting down the days until their sibling joined them in the world.

"They just don't understand why it's taking so long and they keep asking me when the baby is coming," she explained.