Lion cub Giselle is Brisbane AFL captain’s new pride and joy

Lion cub Giselle is Brisbane AFL captain’s new pride and joy

This Father’s Day was extra special for Brisbane Lions captain Dayne Zorko, with newborn daughter Giselle adding to the celebrations.
Zorko, 33, and fiancé Talia De Marco, 28, welcomed their first child together at Mater Mothers’ Private Brisbane on 4 July, and are looking forward to enjoying a nice lunch out together as a family.
Zorko said his six-year-old son Louis had taken on big brother duties in his stride, enjoying baby Giselle’s company.
“Louis loves giving Giselle lots of attention,” he said.
The father-of-two said Father’s Day was a great day to spend precious time with loved ones.
“With such a busy schedule for most of the year, it is great to be with the family and enjoy the day together,” he said.
“Considering Giselle is only a few weeks old, we can’t kick a football together yet, however I love our bath time and feeding her late night bottles.
“I also love bringing a cute little smile to her face.”
With one in five Queensland babies born at a Mater Mothers’ Hospital every year, Zorko said after a hard day of training he loved coming home to Giselle’s smiles, kisses and cuddles.
“She really is amazing,” Zorko said.
Ms De Marco said she loved watching her partner with their tiny treasure.
“It is next level love explosion. Their daddy-daughter bond is so special,” Ms De Marco said.
“He is a pretty hands-on dad who definitely doesn’t mind changing a nappy.”


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