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Paul Weller to become a granddad for the first time as daughter Leah announces pregnancy

Paul Weller’s daughter Leah is expecting her first child (Picture: Getty/Instagram)

Paul Weller is set to become a grandfather as daughter Leah Weller-Kurata has revealed she is expecting her first child.

The musician known as the Modfather, 63, will be a granddad for the first time just four years after welcoming his youngest child.

Leah, 29, and her husband Tomo Kurata, 31, announced the happy news on Instagram, sharing an artistic photo of them cradling her bump, with Tomo covering the topless Leah’s chest with a bunch of white flowers as he kissed her on the cheek.

The pair simply captioned the snap ‘Mum & Dad,’ leading fans to share messages of congratulations under the photo.

Leah added to the Daily Mail that she and Tomo, who married in 2018, were ‘over the moon’ to be expecting their first baby together.

Leah is oldest of The Jam star Paul’s eight children, with him and ex-wife Dee C. Lee, also sharing a son, Nathaniel, together.

Paul also has daughter Dylan with make-up artist Lucy Halperin, as well as two children – Jesamine and Stevie Mac, with Samantha Stock.

Following their break-up, he went on to marry backing singer Hannah Andrews in 2010, having twin sons John-Paul and Bowie in 2012 as well as daughter Nova in 2017.

After the birth of his twins, and before Nova, Paul told the Mirror in 2012: ‘You get certain people who go “Ooh, seven children with four women” and all that.

‘But I don’t care, man. I love all my kids. They’re all special and I wouldn’t have it any other way.’

Paul also recently opened up about how grateful he is to be able to do what he loves for a living, which he was ‘too arrogant and angry’ to appreciate in his youth.

He told the Radio Times magazine this week: ‘I realise that the older I get – how lucky and fortunate I am to be able to do what I do.

‘It’s never really a chore. I mean, it is work sometimes, you’ve got to get stuck in. But the older I get, the more I love it, and the more appreciative I am of it. When I was younger I was too arrogant or too angry or whatever.’

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