Kate Rothschild welcomes a baby boy – two years losing daughter

Kate Rothschild welcomes a baby boy – two years losing daughter

06/16/2021

EDEN CONFIDENTIAL: After tragedy it’s new baby joy for Kate Rothschild

  • Kate, 39, and her entrepreneur boyfriend Paul Forkan, 32, welcomed a baby boy who has not yet been named. It is the first child for the pair
  •  The joyous news comes two years after the tragic death of Kate’s teenage daughter, Iris, who lost her life in a buggy accident at the family farm
  • Iris, who was the eldest of Kate’s three children with ex-husband Ben Goldsmith, who was killed in a ‘freak accident’ at the age of 15

Kate Rothschild has welcomed a baby boy with partner Paul Forkan.

It’s the first child for 39-year-old banking heiress Kate and her entrepreneur boyfriend, 32, who were first linked in 2018. 

The joyous news will no doubt bring some comfort to the family, coming two years after the tragic death of Kate’s teenage daughter, Iris, who lost her life in a buggy accident at the family farm.  

‘Everyone is over the moon’: Banking heiress Kate Rothschild has welcomed a baby boy – two years after the tragic death of her daughter 

Joyous news: Devastated when her teenage daughter was tragically killed two years ago, Kate (pictured in 2017) has some joy in her life again

Kate’s financier ex-husband, Ben Goldsmith confirmed the news to the Daily Mail’s Richard Eden, announcing: ‘It’s incredibly happy news. Everyone is over the moon.

‘I’m so excited to meet the little boy tomorrow afternoon.’

Ben’s film producer sister, Jemima Goldsmith, then shared a picture of herself snuggling up to newborn on Instagram, gushing that it was ‘the happiest day’. 

In the photos, Jemima debuted a large Iris tattoo in honour of her late niece. 

Another adorable snap showed the newborn, who has not yet been named, wearing a mini Queen’s Park Rangers kit, no doubt the influence on keen football fan Paul. 

Proud father: It’s the first child for 39-year-old banking heiress Kate and her entrepreneur boyfriend, 32, (pictured with their newborn) who were first linked in 2018

Kate’s baby joy comes two years after the tragic death of her daughter, whom she shared with ex-husband Ben.   

Iris, who was the eldest of Kate’s three children with Ben, was killed in a ‘freak accident’ at the age of 15 when her off-road Polaris Mule buggy overturned at the Somerset farm owned by her father. 

She was supported through the tragedy by her boyfriend, with a friend telling The Daily Mail: ‘Paul has been a tower of strength to Kate since Iris’s death’.

Cute: Kate’s former sister-in-law, Jemima Goldsmith, then shared a picture of herself snuggling up to newborn on Instagram, gushing that it was ‘the happiest day’

Paul is no stranger to tragedy himself, as the entrepreneur was 15 himself when both of his parents were killed in the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami while the family was on holiday in Sri Lanka.

He and brother, Rob then 17, survived the disaster which killed more than 225,000 people. The pair have since set up the trendy ethical clothing brand Gandys. 

Meanwhile Kate’s ex Ben has also gone on to welcome a child following the tragic loss of their daughter.   

Tragic loss: Kate’s baby joy comes two years after the tragic death of her daughter, Iris whom she shared with ex-husband Ben Goldsmith (pictured together in 2009) 

Ben, 40, welcomed his third child with his second wife, model turned society caterer Jemima Jones, 34, last April.

They called their daughter Vita Iris, in honour of her late big sister.

‘We named her Vita, which means life, because she managed against the odds to cling on to hers after a very difficult start to life,’ he said at the time.

‘And her middle name is Iris, after her guardian angel big sister.’ 

Heartbreaking: Iris, who was the eldest of Kate’s three children with Ben, was killed in a ‘freak accident’ at the age of 15 when her off-road Polaris Mule buggy overturned at their farm

Both Ben and Kate have spoken publicly about their devastation following their daughter’s death.

Both shared moving Instagram posts on the six month anniversary of her passing. 

At the time Ben wrote: ‘You will always be a marvel to us, my Irie. One of life’s champions. What’s life without champions? We’re struggling to make sense of ours without you.’

Ben is the son of late billionaire tycoon Sir James Goldsmith and younger brother of Environment Minister Lord (Zac) Goldsmith and television producer Jemima Goldsmith.

His mother, Lady Annabel, inspired the name of legendary Mayfair nightclub Annabel’s.

Cute couple: Ben, 40, welcomed his third child with his second wife, model turned society caterer Jemima Jones, 34, last April (pictured in 2018) 

Ben and Kate separated in 2012 when Kate began a relationship with American rapper Jay Electronica, real name Timothy Elpadaro Thedford. 

In an acrimonious break-up, Ben is said to have slapped her and kicked a child’s toy at her after discovering texts between the pair, receiving a caution from police.

The row escalated on Twitter, as Electronica called Goldsmith a ‘f****** hypocrite’ and threatened to pay him a visit.

Ben also posted online to mock his wife for hiring a PR firm, saying: ‘How about focusing on her devastated children?’

Jay and Kate then separated in 2014 and the rapper moved back to the United States, moving out of the London mews house where Kate would spend her days after dropping the children off at school.

Four years later, she struck up a romance with current partner, Paul. 

Former flame: Ben and Kate separated in 2012 when Kate began a relationship with American rapper Jay Electronica, real name Timothy Elpadaro Thedford (pictured in 2015) 

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