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Brazilian footballer Givanildo Vieira de Sousa, better known as Hulk, has announced he is having a baby with his ex-wife's niece.
The Atletico Mineiro striker announced the news that he and partner Camila Sousa were expecting on Instagram, where he shared snaps of the couple kissing while holding up ultrasound photos.
Alongside the photos, the 35-year-old wrote: "Today with a heart full of gratitude to God, I come to share with you that for the fourth time I am being blessed with another child
"My heart overflows with so much happiness and I can only say thank you God.
"We are already looking forward to receiving you child, and we love you unconditionally.
"Come full of health my baby."
Hulk and his ex-wife Iran split in July 2019 after 12 years of marriage.
In December of that year, rumours surfaced he was in a relationship with her niece Camila, 32.
A spokesperson for the striker said at the time: "Hulk called the parents and the brother of Camila and told them the truth.
"It was Hulk himself who made the information public because he had nothing to hide. His position is transparency and he wants to avoid lies and malicious comments."
The couple got hitched in September 2020, when he was playing for China's Shangai SIPG.
He has previously denied claims he was unfaithful to his then-wife and has said their marriage was an unhappy one.
According to the Mirror, he said: "I never had a relationship with Camila when I was married.
"I am a man. I was not happy in my marriage.
"I had countless reasons. I spent my entire marriage betraying Iran. She lived a single life. She just wanted to have the status of wife of the Hulk.
"Camila came to China. I don't think I'm an ugly person and I'm young.
"Camila is young and extremely beautiful. We ended up getting involved. We were single."
However, Iran has also had her say on the break-up and Hulk's subsequent decision to partner up with her niece.
She told UOL columnist Leo Dias: "It is deeply regretted that Mr Hulk, not content with ending a marriage of more than 12 years, he then did not respect the pain of the one who always devoted love, affection, respect and consideration to him - as well as his children, whose supreme interests should be preserved by their father. "
The footballer already has three children with his ex-wife - Ian, Thiago, and Alice.
It is not yet known whether he and Camila are expecting a boy or a girl.
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