She gave birth to their second child; hours later he flew to Dublin to witness Ireland beat World Champions Germany… and now, at last, we have a name!
Yes, welcome to the world Hudson Keane – a little brother to Robert, six.
Taking to Facebook last night, Robbie gushed: “Claudine and I would like to officially welcome Hudson Keane into the world.
“Such a blessing! His big brother Robert has been looking after him while I’ve been away.
“Looking forward to getting back to see my boys!!”
We definitely love the name Hudson! Somewhat more ‘American’ than Robert (the family moved Stateside in 2011 when 35-year-old Mr Keane signed for LA Galaxy), it is actually Medieval in origin and remains a nickname for both Hugh and Richard.
It is now one of the most popular boys' names in the US.
After confirming the pregnancy in late July, Dubliner Claudine, 32, gave birth at the swish Cedars-Sinai Hospital in LA – a firm favourite of celeby mums-to-be – on Monday.
A statement at the time read: “Robbie and Claudine are delighted to announce the birth of their gorgeous baby boy, who was born at 7pm on the 5th of October weighing 8lbs at the Cedars-Sinai Hospital LA.
“Mum and baby are doing great. Robert is already enjoying his new role as big brother.”
The duo dated for several years before marrying in the summer of 2008 in Dublin.
Robert arrived in May 2009, with the former Miss Ireland finalist giving birth naturally at a Dublin hospital.