‘It is the greatest gift to give new life’: Formula 1 world champion Nico Rosberg announces he’s expecting second baby with childhood sweetheart Vivian.
He shocked the racing world when he announced his early retirement, aged 31, to concentrate on his wife and family.
But Formula 1’s Nico Rosberg looked the picture of happiness as he announced another imminent addition to his family with childhood sweetheart wife Vivian.
The intimate photos, taken at the couple’s Monaco flat depict the joyous couple cradling Vivian’s blossoming bump, with their Alaia, 2.
The sweet photos were taken in order to support Nico’s favourite charity foundation Viva Con Aguaì, which is dedicated to helping those in the world’s worst poverty have access to clean drinking water and sanitation.
32-year-old Vivian looked the picture of elegance in a ruffled chiffon maxi dress, which fell in tiers to her ankles and highlighted her rounded bump.
Little Alaia looked cute as a button in a netted skirt adorned with gold discs, cherry embossed cardigan and bow headband.
The sweet photos depict the trio’s excitement at their new arrival, with little Alaia seen to kiss her mother’s stomach in one shot.
Handsome Nico could not have looked prouder of his beautiful wife, as he flashed a dazzling grin and placed his hand protectively on her bump.
Speaking about the couple’s upcoming bundle of joy, Nico said, ‘We are very happy and it is a very nice time for us.
‘Since my career has now ended, we will have more time together as a family. It is the greatest gift to give new life together.
‘Having two children will be very exciting. I am glad that I can support Vivian in this.’
Nico announced his retirement from his sport in December 2016 citing that he wanted to concentrate on his family.
He first met Vivian when they were children, as Nico’s parents are friends with Vivian’s family.
After drifting apart for several years, the pair reconnected in 2003 and soon became romantically involved, marrying in July 2014.
Nico was sponsored as the Mercedes Benz driver on an £18 million a year contract, and won the world champion F1 title last year, beating his rival British racer Lewis Hamilton.