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MasterChef judge Jock Zonfrillo and wife Lauren welcome a baby girl

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MasterChef judge Jock Zonfrillo has announced the birth of his fourth child – a beautiful baby girl.

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The 44-year-old took to Instagram on Sunday night to share the happy family news, a month after the newborn’s arrival.

“Haven’t been able to wipe the smile off my face for the last four weeks – our precious little Isla Generosa Zonfrillo, my fourth kiddo, came into our world,” he captioned a gorgeous black-and-white snap of himself sharing a cuddle with the baby.

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Jock (pictured) enjoying the newborn bubble. (Credit: Instagram)

“I couldn’t ask for more – a healthy baby, happy siblings, and a rockstar wife. The Zonfrillo Clan have never been happier.”

He continued the post by, thanking the “amazing” midwives at the Epworth Freemason in Melbourne who cared for Lauren, his partner in business and life, in what was a “difficult time” with coronavirus restrictions.

Isla is the Scottish-born celebrity chef’s second child with Lauren, with the pair sharing a two-year-old boy named Alfie. He also has two teenage daughters, Ava, 19, and Sophia, 14, from his previous marriages.

Back in June, Jock told Woman’s Day he was feeling “utterly miserable” after being separated from his family, who are currently living in South Australia, due to filming commitments in Victoria with Network 10. Lauren, a fellow foodie, works alongside Jock at their restaurant, Orana, in Adelaide.

“I always wanted to be a dad. It’s a way of life. I couldn’t imagine life without kids,” he said.  

“Sure, the first 12 months are hard when there’s no verbal communication, but the more kids I had, the more I enjoyed it!”
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Jock, 44, says he “can’t wait for grandkids.” (Credit: Instagram)
Speaking to TV WEEK, Jock added that he can’t wait to keep expanding his brood – and take his nickname ” the silver fox” to a whole new level.
“I cannot wait for grandkids, honestly,” he told the publication.
“I think once you become a parent and see that relationship between your child and your parents, you start to think, ‘How beautiful would it be if, one day, I can have my grandkids come around’.”

Lauren and Jock will celebrate their four-year wedding anniversary on New Year’s Day, with the couple frequently sharing loved-up shots of each other on social media. 

“Happy Mother’s Day to the most awesome super mum in the world. We love you gorgeous ♥️♥️♥️,” Jock penned in a recent post.

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Lauren (pictured) shares two children with Jock: Isla and Alfie. (Credit: Instagram)

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