Family & Pets
Couple with 39-year age gap welcome twins
Over the last few years, Max and Sam Delmege have taken A Current Affair viewers through their journey, and now they've shared some exciting news.
The pair have welcomed the birth of their twins Tommy and Lexie.
"Well our magical day finally arrived at 9 pm on Monday," Mrs Delmege told A Current Affair in a video message today.
The twins are currently being cared for in the special care nursery at Pindara Hospital on the Gold Coast.
"I can't believe I am a mum," Mrs Delmege said in a video she posted to Facebook.
The couple, who have a 39-year age gap between them, have proven that age is no barrier when it comes to a loving relationship.
A Current Affair has been following their journey from the very beginning, airing their highs and lows after they previously lost twins around the critical 12-week mark.
"It was all sort of like a reality. Particularly when we heard the heartbeats, it was pretty amazing, then boom … in an instant it is just taken away from you and there is nothing you can do about it," Mrs Delmege said at the time.
Mr and Mrs Delmege were never going to give up on their dream of starting a family.
After 23 attempts over six tiring years, they finally are the parents of a baby boy and girl.
A Current Affair host Leila McKinnon visited the couple in hospital at the end of 2020 when Mrs Delmege was admitted for around the clock bed rest to keep the babies safe.
"I do feel very blessed to be here, I just wish it could be in little bit different circumstances where I could be at home and not stuck in the hospital," Mrs Delmege said while on bed rest.
Taking to Facebook to share the exciting news, Mrs Delmege wrote: "We would love you all to meet Tommy Steven Maxwell Delmege and Lexie Rita Delmege," Mrs Delmege said.
"Max and I are absolutely in love and they are smashing goals and being little champions in the special care nursery. We even had our first cuddles today."
And so, the next chapter in this unlikely couple's incredible journey to parenthood begins.
"They are deadset the cutest things I've ever laid my eyes on and Max and I are so in love," Mrs Delmege said.
The couple also wanted to thank everyone for their support on social media, saying: "We couldn't be more thankful to everyone who has been involved in our care right from the start six years ago up until now to ensure these two babies were delivered safely and healthy."
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