Matt Turner, the goalkeeper for Arsenal, recently revealed that he and his wife are expecting a baby girl in a heartwarming gender reveal on the pitch. The United States footballer helped his team secure a 1-0 victory over El Salvador before all his teammates gathered around him for the reveal. The squad handed Turner a football and fans began a countdown for him to kick it. When he booted the ball, pink smoke came out, indicating that he and his wife are expecting a girl.
The 28-year-old was congratulated by his teammates before going across to his wife Ashley Herron and their first child. The couple already has a son named Easton, who was born in July last year. Turner uploaded several snaps of his newborn son to his social media accounts after he was born. The 25-time capped international even joked that his baby had “goalkeeper hands.”
Speaking after the gender reveal, Turner expressed his excitement and nervousness about the news. He said, “I was nervous for sure. But it’s like an excitement kind of nervous. You just want to know because I just like knowing. It’s a good feeling to know that we’re gonna have a little baby girl, and I think I’m in big, big trouble in the future. She’s gonna have me wrapped around her finger.”
Turner also shared that around 20 members of his family came down to the stadium to witness the special moment. He emphasized the importance of family time, especially since he and his wife are currently living in London, far away from their families. Turner added that being a “girl dad” is something he is looking forward to.
Fans were delighted with the heartwarming moment, with one saying, “Nah, this is actually so cute! Congratulations Matt!” Another commented, “So wholesome.”
Aside from being a talented footballer, Turner’s wife Ashley Herron is also an accomplished individual. She has a degree from Harvard University and has worked as a consultant for various companies.
Turner’s gender reveal on the pitch is just one of the many heartwarming moments that have been shared by footballers in recent years. It’s a reminder that even though they are professional athletes, they are also human beings who experience the same joys and challenges as everyone else.