Ireland rugby star CJ Stander welcomes first child with wife Jean Marie


Ireland rugby player CJ Stander and his wife Jean Marie have welcomed their first child.

The gorgeous couple, who married back in 2013 – moved to Limerick from their native South Africa as CJ signed with Munster Rugby, and are now expanding their family with their adorable new arrival.

Taking to Instagram today, the 29-year-old shared a sweet snap of their baby girl, and announced her beautiful and unique name.

“We can only dream where these tiny feet will go in her lifetime. Our only hope is that they never forget the way home,” the star captioned the shot.


“Everli Stander. 2 August 2019. Jean Marie is a legend and doing great. Looking forward to taking my girls home soon.”

The couple announced the news of their pregnancy back in February, with an adorable family snap with their two dogs.

“On this Valentine’s day, there is no better time to say,
Our hearts have been stirred. .
For this child, we‘ve prayed & our prayers have been heard. .

“With gratitude & excitement, we can say there is a Stander baby on the way!”



Huge congratulations to CJ and Jean Marie!


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