Sir Salman Rushdie has become a grandfather for the first time after his son Zafar and daughter-in-law Natalie welcomed a baby girl into the world on October 9.
The award-winning author, 72, was one of the first family members to meet baby Rose after travelling to the UK from his home in New York in full PPE for 12 hours with two weeks of self-isolation in the UK.
PR executive Zafar, 41, and jazz singer Natalie, 34, posed for an adorable family snap as they introduced newborn daughter Rose Anastasia Clarissa to the world in this week’s
Family-of-three! Sir Salman Rushdie has become a grandfather for the first time after son Zafar and daughter-in-law Natalie welcomed a baby girl named Rose into the world on October 9
Speaking in a sweet interview, Natalie joked that her father-in-law is like the ‘baby whisperer’.
Natalie told the magazine: ‘Holding Rose in my arms for the first time was overwhelmingly magical. I can’t explain how much I love her.
‘It’s a love I’ve never experienced in my life. We feel so incredibly lucky that she is here and healthy.’
Natalie told how the award-winning novelist travelled from New York in full PPE for 12 hours with two weeks of self-isolation in the UK just so he could meet the newborn.
Lovely: The jazz singer, 33, also excitedly revealed that they have called their baby Rose Anastasia Clarissa
‘Baby whisperer’: Speaking in a sweet interview alongside the stunning family snap, Natalie joked that her father-in-law, Booker Prize-winning novelist Sir Salman Rushdie, 72, is like the ‘baby whisperer’ (pictured in 2018)
She added: ‘He is the baby whisperer. He picks Rose up and she’ll go silent and fall asleep in his arms, so we’ll definitely be using him for that.’
Read more: Read the full interview in Hello! magazine, out now
Elsewhere, talking about her birth, Natalie revealed that she had a C-section which she made ‘magical and calm’ by listening to her favourite jazz songs.
The singer sweetly shared that Rose was delivered to I’ve Got You Under My Skin and the next song was her wedding song to Zafar, Nat King Cole’s Unforgettable.
Natalie revealed in May that she was expecting her first child with Zafar although had suffered with morning sickness and lost a stone in weight.
The singer admitted that pregnancy wasn’t all ‘wonderful and glowing’ like depicted in the movies but rather ‘hard work’.
The pair married in New York in June 2016 and this is their first child together.
They are also the proud owners of an adorable dog called Pickle, who recently turned five.
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Cute: The pair married in New York in June 2016 and this is their first child together