George Galloway, 65, becomes a father for the SIXTH time as he welcomes a baby girl with wife Putri Gayatri Pertiwi, 35
- The former MP announced the birth of his sixth child in a tweet on Saturday
- George explained ‘mother and baby were doing well’ after wife Putri gave birth at home
- He married fourth wife Putri at a hotel in Amsterdam back in April 2012
- From 1979 to 1999, George was married to his former teenage sweetheart, Elaine Fyffe, and despite separating in 1987 it took the couple 12 years to divorce
- He already wed scientist Dr Amineh Abu-Zayyad in 1994, followed by a civil ceremony in 2000. They formally divorced in 2009
- George then married Rima Husseini, a former researcher, in 2005
George Galloway has welcomed his sixth child, after his wife Putri Gayatri Pertiwi gave birth to a baby girl on Saturday.
The former MP, 65, took to Twitter to announce his daughter’s arrival, and revealed both wife Putri, 35, and their bundle of joy were doing well.
This is George and Putri’s third child together since they married in 2012, as he’s also dad to three children from his previous marriages.
Baby news: George Galloway has welcomed his sixth child, after his wife Putri Gayatri Pertiwim gave birth to a baby girl on Saturday
George tweeted: ‘We are delighted to announce the natural home-birth of our third child -a girl – at 1.41am -8lbs 6oz.
‘Mother and baby are both doing well. Pictures later! She has three brothers and two sisters by the grace of God. Huge thanks to the truly wonderful midwives Karen and Lucy.’
In March George announced that he and Putri were expecting their third child together, tweeting: ‘By the Grace of God there should be another New Galloway along in the summer.
‘By His Grace @gayatrigalloway and I are expecting our third child (my sixth) and we are truly grateful.’
Surprise! The former MP took to Twitter to announce his daughter’s arrival, and revealed both wife Putri, 35, and their bundle of joy were doing well
Mr and Mrs: George married Putri an anthropologist, in a hotel in Amsterdam in April 2012 (pictured that year)
‘It’s a….:’ George announced his wife was expecting their third child in April, after sharing a snap of her prominent bump after attending a 20 week scan
She is a Dutch-born researcher of Indonesian heritage who took a degree in cultural anthropology at the University of Utrecht.
From 1979 to 1999, George was married to his former teenage sweetheart, Elaine Fyffe. They had a daughter, Lucy, and separated in 1987 but did not divorce for a further 12 years.
The politician had already taken Dr Amineh Abu-Zayyad, a Palestinian scientist, as a second wife in a Muslim ceremony in 1994. A year after his divorce from Elaine in 1999, he married Amineh in a civil ceremony.
In 2009 Amineh obtained an uncontested divorce citing unreasonable behaviour. In divorce papers she said the marriage had irretrievably broken down because his friendships with other women left her depressed.
Exes: Galloway with his first wife and former teenage sweetheart, Elaine Fyffe. The pair were married from 1979 to 1999. They separated in 1987 but did not divorce for another 12 years
Second: The politician wed Dr Amineh Abu-Zayyad in a Muslim ceremony in 1994. A year after his first divorce in 1999, he married her in a civil ceremony
Third: George then married Rima Husseini, a Lebanese researcher, in 2005. The pair had a son, called Zein
By this time Galloway already had a son, Zein, with his Lebanese former researcher, Rima Husseini, whom he had married in a Muslim ceremony in 2005.
Speaking after his fifth child was born in 2017, George said he wanted his family to keep growing.
He said: ‘It used to be the tradition of Irish Catholic immigrants to have six children, so I’m not stopping here.
‘As long as God gives me breath – and energy – there will be more. It’s the best thing that ever happened to me.
‘There’s nothing that keeps you young like your children climbing over your face in the morning to wake you up. It’s life-enhancing.’
Along with his numerous years as an MP, George is known to many for his appearance on Celebrity Big Brother in 2006, when he delivered a toe-curling impression of a cat.
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