Peter Andre describes ‘sad reality’ of Jon Snow having a new baby at 73

Andre says he would struggle having a new baby past 50

Ellie Abraham
Saturday 27 March 2021 08:35

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Peter Andre has described the “sad reality” of having children later on in life.

His comments come as Channel 4 News broadcaster Jon Snow recently welcomed a new baby at 73 years old.

Snow and his wife Dr Precious Lunga, 46, welcomed their baby boy through a surrogate after suffering “numerous medical setbacks and miscarriages”.

The singer, 48, made the remarks in his column in New! magazine, writing: “Channel 4 News presenter Jon Snow has welcomed a baby boy with his wife at the age of 73.

“Any news of a baby is lovely, but I guess the sad reality is how many years does the child have with its father?”

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Andre, 48, said it would be “hard” being a teenager when your father is in their nineties.

“If I was 18 and my dad was 91, I’d find that hard. On the flip side you could have a baby at 20 and something could happen to you at 25.”

The English-Australian TV personality has four children - the two eldest he shares with his ex-wife Katie Price, while his two youngest are with his wife Emily.

Andre admits to never having given the topic much thought before but believes he would struggle to have a baby after 50.

Snow and his wife Lunga, a Zimbabwean-born academic, married in 2010 and were “delighted” to welcome their first baby together on 2 March.

Snow, who has two older children from a previous marriage, said in a statement: “In our desire to seal our now 11 years of marriage with a baby, my wife suffered numerous medical setbacks and miscarriages.

“Consequently, we will always be deeply grateful to our surrogate, who carried our embryo to term.

“Amid these challenging times, we feel doubly blessed to be able to celebrate our good fortune.”

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