Today show newsreader Alex Cullen has opened up about the heartbreak of potentially missing the birth of his third child due to current Covid-19 restrictions.
Speaking during the breakfast program on Tuesday, the father of two-year-old twin daughters, Audrey and Evie, said restrictions on hospitals in Greater Sydney mean visitors wanting to witness the birth of a child must be granted special permission, unless rules become stricter.
"My wife was told some very difficult home truths about her birth coming up. She's about to give birth in a few weeks' time," Alex told co-hosts Karl Stefanovic and Allison Langdon.
"She'll be surrounded by people in masks. That's not too bad compared to what other people have had, but that's an added stress. I'm sick of the stress, especially for Bonnie; she's really worried."
Allison Langdon then asked whether he'll be able to visit wife Bonnie Campbell in hospital.
Alex replied: "At this stage [yes], but if it gets any worse, if this outbreak grows, I may not be able to be there for the birth of my child."
Alex announced his wife's pregnancy on the Today show in in February, telling viewers the experience was both "exciting and terrifying".
The newsreader married Bonnie, who is a successful TV producer, in April 2017.
The current Covid-19 lockdown imposed on Sydney and surrounding areas was set to end on Friday, however rumours are now swirling Premier Gladys Berejiklian may extend restrictions for another week until July 16.
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