Sunrise's Kochie welcomes eighth grandchild in heartfelt post: ‘Blessed'

Sunrise host David ‘Kochie’ Koch has announced the arrival of his eighth grandchild in a touching social media post over the weekend.

Taking to Instagram, the 65-year-old revealed that his son AJ and wife Carolina had welcomed their first child into the world, a daughter named Catalina May Koch.

Sunrise star Kochie with wife Libby and their two new grandchildren, Catalina and Florence.
Kochie announced the arrival of his eighth grandchild over the weekend. Photo: Instagram/kochie_online

The baby news comes just three weeks after Kochie’s eldest daughter Samantha gave birth to her fourth child, a baby girl named Florence May Brown, who is his seventh grandchild.

“Welcome to the family Catalina May Koch,” the breakfast TV star captioned a sweet photo of the newborn on Saturday.

“3.7kg 51cm grandchild #8; Port Adelaide Member #1202182; Foundation @pafc AFLW member.”


“Our little Mexican burrito has arrived,” he continued. “Congratulations to Pepe and Laura on their first grandchild. Our cultural diversity is one of the things I love about our country. It has so enriched my family.

“P.S. If you’re thinking ‘hasn’t he just had a new grandchild’ you’re right. Florence was born 3 weeks ago… It is going to be so much fun watching these two cousins grow together.”

Sunrise star Kochie's grandchild Catalina.
Catalina May Koch is the first child of Kochie’s son AJ and wife Carolina. Photo: Instagram/kochie_online

On Sunday, Kochie shared a second photo on Instagram of himself and his wife, Libby, holding their two new grandchildren.

“When Cali met Florrie,” he wrote. “How blessed we are to have two little granddaughters born within three weeks of each other.

“Watching these cousins grow is going to be fun. Great to have Cali home… And to top off a great day her other grandparents, Pepe and Laura from Guadalajara, received their visa to come for Christmas.”

Kochie later replied to a follower on Twitter and explained why both Catalina and Florence share the middle name ‘May’.

“My Mum’s name,” he said. “She now has 14 great-grandchildren, 9 under 5 years old. Going to be a wild Christmas table.”

Sunrise star Kochie with his grandchild Florence.
Kochie welcomed his seventh grandchild, Florence May Brown, three weeks ago. Photo: Instagram/kochie_online

Following his post about Catalina, a number of Kochie’s Channel Seven colleagues took to the comments to congratulate him on the exciting news.

“So gorgeous. Huge congrats to Carolina and AJ and the whole fam,” his co-host Nat Barr wrote.

“How beautiful, congratulations fam,” The Morning Show’s Kylie Gillies added.

Kochie and Libby, who have been together for four decades after meeting at 21, share four adult children together.

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