Candice Swanepoel Welcomes Son Anacã

10/07/2016 at 11:40 PM ET

Candice Swanepoel welcomes son
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Candice Swanepoel has a new little angel!

The Victoria’s Secret model and her fiancé Hermann Nicoli welcomed their first child, son Anacã, on Wednesday, Oct. 5, she announced via Instagram.

Swanepoel’s photographer friend Jerome Duran was the first to share news of the birth on Instagram Friday, writing, “THE MOST BEAUTIFUL MAMA Congratulations!!@angelcandices @hermannicoli Welcome Anacã!!! Already sooo much LOVE for you and the new family.”

Swanepoel also shared a photo of her little boy on Saturday, captioning the image, “Life is sweet.”

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Life is sweet. 👶🏼Anacan (Anacã) 5th-October -2016

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❤️My little man ! 🙌🏻 Anacan (Anacã)

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The South African beauty, who has been photographed multiple times showing off her adorable baby bump, shared the news of her pregnancy on Instagram in March. She also took to the social media app again to announce the sex of her first child in May. And her baby boy’s name was first revealed when she posted several photos from her safari-themed baby shower.

“My not so little boy,” she wrote next to a stunning black-and-white shot of herself baring her belly.


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My mood all day everyday. 😴💤 #ohhhmmm #8monthspregnant

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The new parents have been together for more than a decade. Nicoli, 34, proposed in August 2015 with a stunning diamond sparkler.

“Meu eterno namorado,” the model captioned the Instagram video she posted shortly following the proposal, which means “My boyfriend forever” in her fiancé’s native language, Portuguese.

E! News was the first to report the birth.

— Jen Juneau

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mayberidiculous on

some people just owe it to the rest of us to reproduce so we have future hotties to drool over. these two are gorgeous and their baby is sure to be, as well!

Anonymous on

Mayberidiculous, you read my mind. She is so gorgeous and he is just as beautiful!! Hopefully we will see a baby pic sometime soon.

Guest on

What happened to the Disqus section of the website?

stinky on

attn: Guest……that’s what I was wondering also?????
o by the way …beautiful baby and family and pics!!

stinky on

was wondering about disqus section on this site also…???

hmmm on

Is his name Anacan (like a foreign variant of Star Wars Anakin?) or is it Anaca (if so, how is it pronounced?… Like spanish On-yah-cah? Or some african pronunciation I’m not familiar with? Anyone have a clue?

roberto andrade on

The name Anacã is a brazilian indians name. The baby has born in Brazil, land from his father, Herman Nicoli.