Belfast Telegraph

Tuesday 21 October 2014

Proud new dad Brian brings his two girls home

Brian O'Driscoll seen collecting his wife Amy Huberman
Brian O'Driscoll seen collecting his wife Amy Huberman

New parents Ireland rugby star Brian O'Driscoll and his actress wife Amy Huberman have returned home with their new baby Sadie for the first time.

'Threesome' star Huberman and the couple's newborn daughter were discharged from the National Maternity Hospital on Dublin's Holles Street last night at 7.30, leaving under tight security.

The 33-year-old actress spent five days in hospital after giving birth by emergency Caesarean section last Sunday.

A delighted O'Driscoll arrived at the private wing of the maternity ward at 4.30pm yesterday in his new 2013 Lexus.

It took three hours to help pack his wife and little Sadie's things in their suite and he was also seen stocking up baby products from the hospital's shop before loading up his car with clothing, presents and equipment.

While the hospital's car park is strictly for staff, an exception was made for the pair in order to give them some privacy as they emerged with their little bundle of joy.

Security guards closed all gates to the car park before they left the building and cordoned off an area near the nurses' entrance to allow O'Driscoll to drive right up to the doors.

Assuming the role of a protective father, the star centre ensured that Huberman and baby Sadie did not have to walk far in the cold and carried the child out himself.

O'Driscoll and Huberman's mother Sandra were daily visitors to the ex-Clinic star's bedside, with BOD granted a few days off this week to spend time with Sadie and his spouse.

The proud father will get to enjoy this weekend with the new addition, but is due to return to Ireland camp on Monday ahead of the upcoming Six Nations match against Scotland on February 23 at Murrayfield in Edinburgh.

O'Driscoll took to the field against England last weekend just hours after the birth of his daughter.

The joyous start to his day was not maintained as Ireland slumped to a stinging defeat, with the star not having one of his better outings.

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