The King of the Cross! John Ibrahim and his model partner Sarah Budge welcome their first child – a baby boy – and name him after a very famous singer
Kings Cross identity John Ibrahim and his model partner Sarah Budge have welcomed their first child together.
A friend of the couple confirmed the good news to Daily Mail Australia and revealed that they had decided to name their newborn son Elvis.
The couple’s first-born child is said to have arrived at a hospital in an eastern suburb on Tuesday.
The King of the Cross! John Ibrahim and his model partner Sarah Budge have welcomed their first child – a baby boy – and named him after a very famous singer
Mr Ibrahim, 53, has two other children from previous relationships, including an adult son, Daniel, 31.
He also has a seven-year-old child that he shares with his old friend.
He and Ms Budge have been dating since 2015 after meeting when Ibrahim bought the Potts Point building where she ran a restaurant.
Love: Budge and Ibrahim have been dating since 2015. The pair met after Ibrahim bought the Potts Point building where she operated a restaurant
Ms. Budge, 31, launched Crane Bar in May 2013, which is known for its Japanese fusion cuisine, cocktails and music.
Earlier this year, she was devastated that her business would not reopen after being closed by the Covid pandemic, which has hit the Australian hospitality industry hard.
“Sarah is a bit devastated,” a friend told the Daily Mail Australia earlier this year.
Business: Ms. Budge launched Crane Bar in May 2013, which is known for its Japanese fusion cuisine, cocktails and music. Earlier this year, she was devastated to realize her business would not recover from the pandemic shutdown, which hit the Australian hospitality industry hard. In the photo: the couple in Crane Bar
“She’s discouraged right now.”
Mr Ibrahim grew into one of the most powerful figures on Sydney’s nightclub scene at the age of 26 – and his life was soon to be turned into a TV series.
Today he manages real estate investments in Darlinghurst and the inner city, having left the nightclub industry when Sydney’s exclusion laws were enacted.
Baby on board: The Kyle and Jackie O showed photos of Sarah showing off her blossoming baby bump on their Instagram page a few weeks ago
Mr. Ibrahim is often seen spending time with his close friend and radio host Kyle Sandilands, who regularly praises their friendship on The Kyle and Jackie O Show.
The radio show’s Instagram page recently shared photos of Ms Budge showing off her growing baby bump weeks before she was due to go into labour.
‘Kyle’s buddy is still rocking the maternity look during lockdown!’ the team captioned the photos.
Friendship: Mr. Ibrahim (second from left) often spends time with his close friend, radio host Kyle Sandilands (right), who praises their friendship on The Kyle and Jackie O Show. Pictured with Kyle’s girlfriend Tegan Kynaston (second from right) and Mrs. Budge (far left)
Happy: Ms Budge looked ready for motherhood in the photos, which were shared to The Kyle and Jackie O’s Instagram account
It’s not surprising that Ms. Budge looked so photogenic in the candid images, considering she’s had an impressive modeling career over the years.
After school, she studied to be a makeup artist and worked part-time in nightclubs in Sydney’s central business district.
Over the past decade she has appeared in TV campaigns for Virgin Australia and in photo shoots for lingerie and swimwear brands.
She was represented by leading agencies such as Scoop and Chic and scored a role promoting women’s fashion brand Rockmans.
Model behaviour: Over the past decade, Budge has appeared in TV campaigns for Virgin Australia and in photo shoots for lingerie and swimwear brands