He became a father for the first time last month.
And James Maddison was every inch the doting father on Wednesday, as he cradled his baby son Leo in a sweet Instagram snap.
The Leicester City player, 24, appeared to be taking his son on his first shoe shop in the cute image, after welcoming his first child with his girlfriend Kennedy Alexa in late July.
Doting dad: James Maddison, 24, was every inch the doting father on Wednesday, as he cradled his baby son Leo in a sweet Instagram snap
James shared one snap of little Leo nestled in his arms while he paid a visit to a swanky shoe shop.
He cheekily captioned the image ‘Lads lads lads.’
James then shared a second image of his son being introduced to his new godfather Harry Yates, who re-posted the snap with the caption: ‘The godson.’
Family: The Leicester City star welcomed his first child with his model girlfriend Kennedy Alexa in late July
First meeting: James then shared a second image of his son being introduced to his new godfather Harry Yates, who re-posted the snap with the caption: ‘The godson’
The snap was just the latest shared by James and his girlfriend Kennedy, and on Monday she shared a sweet snap of the newborn bundled up in a grey blanket while nestled on a bed.
Telling fans she’s ‘never felt a love like it’ and making sure to mention her partner, the brunette beauty captioned her post: ‘Leo Cruz Maddison 7/31/21. never felt a love like it.’ [sic]
New mother: On Monday, model Kennedy took to Instagram to share an adorable photo of the little lad
She added: ‘@madders and I are on cloud nine! thank you everyone for their kind words & love.’
Leo had been gently laid out on a white bedsheet and his little eyes were half open.
The baby boy also had sweet tufts of hair poking out the top of his head and his arms and legs were cosily tucked inside the blanket he was coddled in.
Hours earlier, James himself took to social media to share the incredible news of his son’s arrival, uploading an adorable snap of himself cradling the newborn alongside the caption: ‘Leo Cruz Maddison. 31/07/21. Welcome to the world son.’
New arrival: Hours earlier, James himself took to social media to share the incredible news, uploading an adorable snap of himself cradling his newborn son
‘Best feeling in the world’: James shared a sweet video with his newborn son on Instagram
The athlete continued: ‘I love you with all my heart @kennedyalexa you were amazing sweetheart.’
James later shared a sweet video cuddling his son captioned ‘best feeling in the world’ and a family snap with Kennedy and the pair’s dog.
He was swiftly congratulated by celebrity friends including Jamie Redknapp and Becky Vardy.
It comes after the sports star got very friendly with a bevy of beauties in Ibiza last month, during an afternoon of partying with girls at Blue Marlin beach club, after missing out on being selected for the England Euro 2020 squad.
Pregnant girlfriend: Just weeks ago, James announced that he was expecting his first child with model girlfriend Kennedy (Pictured June 23)
He showed off his heavily inked torso as he went shirtless at the day party on July 4 while getting cosy with different women who joined him.
While James soaked up the sun in Ibiza, British-born beauty Kennedy took to Instagram to tell her followers that she had ‘absolutely nothing’ to do.
The next day, the heavily pregnant model lamented the rain in the UK.
Daddy-to-be! On April 27th, James took to Instagram to share his baby news with fans
On April 27, James shared a photograph of Kennedy’s baby scan with a Leicester City football shirt brandishing the word: ‘daddy.’
He wrote alongside: ‘Wonderful news to share with you all…. me & @kennedyalexa are having a little baby boy. Can’t wait to meet you son. Extremely excited to become a father!! Bring on the sleepless nights.’
It’s not clear how long the couple have been together, but they began posting photographs of each other on social media at the end of 2020.
MailOnline contacted James’ representatives for comment.
James has emerged as an exciting talent in English football after signing for Leicester City in June 2018.
Parents-to-be: It’s not clear how long the couple have been together, but they began posting photographs of each other on social media at the end of 2020 (Pictured June 8th)
Exciting: James has emerged as an exciting talent in English football after signing for Leicester City in June 2018