Mandy and Vernon Philander. (Photo: Instagram/@vernon_philander)
Cape Town - The Philander household is abuzz with the news that Proteas bowling all-rounder Vernon Philander and his wife, Mandy, are expecting their first child.
Mandy, who married Vernon (33) in March this year in a fairytale ceremony near Stellenbosch in the Western Cape, announced the pregnancy on social media. The 33-year-old posted a pic on Instagram of herself proudly cradling her burgeoning bump with Vernon beside her. She captioned the pic, “Pre-birthday spoils for the birthday boy and daddy-to-be.”
One thing’s for sure: the couple look ecstatically happy. The last pic Vernon shared on Instagram of the two of them was of his pre-birthday celebrations – a romantic dinner at a restaurant in Franschhoek.
In the caption he thanks his wife for a wonderful evening, adding, “Love you to Franschhoek and back.”
The couple met about 12 years ago and were engaged for two years.
Mandy has a seven-year-old son from a previous relationship.