Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is starting a new year fresh, and with a blessing: A baby girl.
A team source confirmed that Newton, 27, and longtime girlfriend Kia Proctor welcomed their second child over the weekend.
Details of the birth, including the child’s name, have not been confirmed.
Speculation surfaced earlier in the season when Newton, known for his fashion statements that sometimes are literally “statements,” wore a pair of rose-gold cleats before a Christmas Eve game. Many thought it signified that Newton and Proctor were expecting a girl (their 1-year-old son, Chosen, was born on Christmas Eve in 2015), a question that Newton laughed off in a press conference following the game.
Teammate and friend Leonard Johnson also posted a photo on his Instagram page that appeared to be in reference to the birth of Newton and Proctor’s second child, causing some speculation. In the photo, he is lighting up a cigar and wrote the message, “Celebrating life! Congratulations (friend)!”