Bert and Patti: Meet our new grandson

  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
In this article:
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.


Bert and Patti Newton's daughter Lauren and her former Olympic swim star husband Matt Welsh have welcomed their fourth baby: Monty Matthew Newton Welsh.

Monty Matthew – his middle name in honour of his dad, his late maternal great-grandfather, and his uncle, actor Matthew Newton – made his entrance three weeks early by caesarean at 2.12pm on February 18 at Freemasons Hospital, Melbourne.

Bert and Patti Newton with their grandson, Monty.
Bert and Patti Newton with their grandson, Monty.

Bert and Patti Newton with their grandson, Monty.

Despite already having three children – Sam, eight, Eva, six, and Lola, three – Lauren was thrilled when she found out she was pregnant for the fourth time.

‘The pregnancy was a beautiful surprise, but it was pretty busy having three other kids. We didn’t think it was going to happen a fourth time, so we’re thrilled to get a perfect, beautiful child like Monty,' the 36-year-old revealed.

READ: Tessa James: 'We're so happy'
READ: Charles and Camilla's love child speaks out

Proud grandfather Bert added: 'It’s fun to have another one. I think it’s very clever of Lauren to have two boys and two girls, with the boys as bookends. She’s a great mother.'

Read the full story in New Idea, out now!

Subscribe to New Idea today!
Subscribe to New Idea today!

Subscribe to New Idea today!

More from New Idea:

Charles and Camilla's secret love child exposed

Angelina and Brad's former nanny tells ALL

Stars who get better with age!

Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions. In order to improve our community experience, we are temporarily suspending article commenting