'I'm ecstatic, so very happy!' Newcastle legend David Ginola, 51, welcomes a baby daughter with model girlfriend Maeva Denat, 28

Newcastle and Tottenham football legend David Ginola has revealed he has become a father to a baby girl, just weeks after the pregnancy was first reported.

The Frenchman delightedly announced the news on Twitter late on Tuesday after welcoming the tot with his model girlfriend, Maeva Denat.

David confirmed his romance with the brunette beauty 23 years his junior in June 2016, weeks after suffering a near-fatal heart attack in May and three months after separating from his wife of 25 years.

YAY! Newcastle and Tottenham football legend David Ginola has revealed he has become a father to a baby girl, just weeks after the pregnancy was reported

YAY! Newcastle and Tottenham football legend David Ginola has revealed he has become a father to a baby girl, just weeks after the pregnancy was reported

Happy news! He took to Twitter to pen: I'm ecstatic, so very happy, just became father of a very beautiful little girl…. Je suis tellement heureux, je suis à nouveau Papa d’une très jolie petite fille'

Happy news! He took to Twitter to pen: I'm ecstatic, so very happy, just became father of a very beautiful little girl…. Je suis tellement heureux, je suis à nouveau Papa d’une très jolie petite fille'

He took to Twitter to pen: I'm ecstatic, so very happy, just became father of a very beautiful little girl…. Je suis tellement heureux, je suis à nouveau Papa d’une très jolie petite fille.'

Maeva already has a young daughter while David is father to son Andrea, 26 and daughter Carla, 22 from his 25-year marriage to Coraline.

Just under two years ago David suffered a massive heart attack while playing in a charity football match in France in May 2016, which he said left him 'clinically dead' for eight minutes.

He collapsed during the match, swallowed his tongue and had stopped breathing before he was revived by paramedics, who had arrived with a defibrillator. 

 Daddy cool: The handsome star was clearly over the moon as he shared his joyous message with his 174,000 Twitter followers 

 Daddy cool: The handsome star was clearly over the moon as he shared his joyous message with his 174,000 Twitter followers 

Happy days: The Frenchman delightedly announced the news late on Tuesday after welcoming the tot with his model girlfriend, Maeva Denat

Happy days: The Frenchman delightedly announced the news late on Tuesday after welcoming the tot with his model girlfriend, Maeva Denat

He needed to be shocked four times before being airlifted to a hospital in Monaco, where he endured a six-hour quadruple bypass operation to clear his blocked arteries. 

Maeva and David confirmed their relationship in June 2016, when they were seen cuddling up during a romantic walk.

In December that year MailOnline revealed how his ex wife Coraline had been secretly divorcing him since March after 25 years of marriage.

During their marriage, she faced claims David had fathered a daughter Joy, 25, following a brief affair with Joëlle Pinquier, a dog breeder from Marseilles. 

Overjoyed: During their marriage, she faced claims David had fathered a daughter Joy, 25, following a brief affair with Joëlle Pinquier, a dog breeder from Marseilles

Overjoyed: During their marriage, she faced claims David had fathered a daughter Joy, 25, following a brief affair with Joëlle Pinquier, a dog breeder from Marseilles

In 2010 he paid £30,000 in child maintenance to Ms Pinquier after facing a court summons when she claimed he had not handed over support payments.

The French court ordered him to pay the sum after he refused to take a DNA test to ascertain whether he was the father.

His children were unhappy their father had taken a new lover so soon after the split.

Soccer agent Andrea took a public swipe at Maeva, saying ''The question I keep asking myself is if my dad were a baker living in the North of France and earning 1,500 euros a month would she still want to be with him?'

'She is not the next Angelina Jolie, she's struggling. I want my dad to find someone who earns a decent living and has goals in life.' 

Happy days: Maeva and David confirmed their relationship in June 2016, when they were seen cuddling up during a romantic walk

Happy days: Maeva and David confirmed their relationship in June 2016, when they were seen cuddling up during a romantic walk

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David Ginola welcomes a baby daughter with Maeva Denat

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