CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton’s son hasn’t celebrated his first birthday yet but he’s about to become a big brother.
Cam Newton’s parents confirm to NBC Charlotte their son and longtime girlfriend are expecting. The baby is due any day now.
“We are excited,” Cecil Newton told NBC Charlotte’s Michelle Boudin.
Newton’s first son, Chosen, was born December 24, 2015 and his birth was announced on Twitter.
My longtime girlfriend and I were extremely blessed to have a son last week. Our family is excited and thank you all for the well wishes!— Cameron Newton (@CameronNewton) December 31, 2015
Shortly after the birth, Newton told reporters about the name Chosen.
“I wanted something that would be masculine, but yet unique," he said. "I’m not a big fan of juniors and every person that I’ve had this conversation when I say ‘I don’t want to have the pressure of him being a junior’, they reply, ‘what the hell do you think Chosen’s going to bring?'”
Will the name of their second child be as unique as their first born Chosen?
“I have no idea what this one is going to be called but we will be happy,” Jackie Newton said.
The family is looking forward to celebrating Chosen’s first birthday.
“We are all so excited. Cam is happy, his first born, so we are happy,” Jackie Newton said. “It’s going to be a giddy time of the year for us.”