Jermain Defoe 'becomes father' by ex-girlfriend

Jermain Defoe applauds fans at the final whistle on December 1, 2012
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Tottenham Hotspur striker Jermain Defoe reportedly becomes a father to baby boy Joshua-James.

Tottenham Hotspur striker Jermain Defoe has reportedly become a father to a baby son, Joshua-James.

The 30-year-old is thought to have welcomed the baby boy, who was born to the England international's ex-girlfriend Anne-Marie Moore, earlier this week.

"Jermain is thrilled to be a dad," The Sun quotes a source as saying. "It matures a person and he is determined to live up to his responsibilities."

Defoe, who previously dated singer Alexandra Burke, is believed to have been present at the birth.

Spurs striker Jermaine Defoe celebrates his opener against Aston Villa on December 26, 2012
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