By NATALIA PENZA
Brazilian striker Givanildo Vieira de Sousa has revealed his ex-wife’s niece is pregnant with his fourth child.
The football star, 35, dubbed Hulk for his upper-body strength, announced the news via an Instagram post.
He can be seen holding up an ultrasound scan of the baby alongside his wife Camila Sousa, 32 – to whom he was an uncle during his 12-year marriage to ex-wife Iran Angelo, 33.
Reports of their relationship emerged in December 2019, just five months after de Sousa’s marriage with Ms Angelo ended in July of the same year.
The pair married in September last year when ‘Hulk’ was still playing for Chinese side Shangai SIPG following his split from the mother of his three other children – two sons and daughter.
Alongside an Instagram post showing him lifting his partner off the ground, he wrote: ‘Today with a heart full of gratitude to God, I come to share with you that for the fourth time I am being blessed with another child
‘My heart overflows with so much happiness and I can only say thank you God.
‘We are already looking forward to receiving you child, and we love you unconditionally.
Hulk’s ex-wife Iran (left) and Iran’s niece (right) who the Brazilian footballer is now having a baby with after marrying in September last year
‘Come full of health my baby.’
He also shared a video of he and his wife as he lifted her into the air and kissed her while she grabbed onto the baby scans.
It is believed Mr de Sousa told his family about his relationship with Camila in December 2019 – including his three school-age children Ian, Thiago, and Alice.
A spokesman for the striker said in a statement at the time: ‘Hulk called the parents and the brother of Camila and told them the truth.
‘It was Hulk himself who made the information public because he had nothing to hide.
‘His position is transparency and he wants to avoid lies and malicious comments.’
After debuting for his national team in 2009, the Brazilian midfielder was one of the first superstars to take the plunge and join the Chinese Super League back in 2016.
He joined from Russian side Zenit St Petersburg and was the second highest earner in the whole league with a £320,000-a-week contract.
He was called Hulk after fans noticed a resemblance to actor Lou Ferrigno, who played the Marvel character in the 1970s television series The Incredible Hulk.
He signed for Atletico Mineiro on a two-year contract in January 2021…