Paralympian Ade Adepitan reveals fans mistake baby Bolla for a TEDDY BEAR as he discusses fatherhood for the first time
Paralympian Ade Adepitan has revealed his fans are mistaking his baby Bolla for a teddy bear.
In a new interview, the presenter, 48, who welcomed his first child with wife Linda Harrison, 30, in January, recalled when the family were pulled over on the streets as some members of the public thought her four-month-old was not. real.
The sportsman said: “ It was crazy people thought it was more realistic for me to have a teddy bear on my lap.
“That’s crazy! Paralympian Ade Adepitan revealed his fans mistook his baby Bolla for a teddy bear
“Bolla has a bear costume and he looks super cute in it. We put it in when we go for a walk. I needed to drop something off at my local store. When we arrived the lady said to me, “Oh, you have a teddy bear. It’s lovely that you have a teddy bear. ”
“I realize that people are still not used to seeing people with disabilities being independent. It’s the same problem where they think a person with a disability is someone to take care of.
In her conversation with The Mirror, the media personality also credited the lockdown as a blessing for allowing her to spend time with her baby boy.
Paternity: In a new interview, the presenter, 48, welcomed his four-month-old with his wife Linda Harrison, 30, in January,
The former wheelchair basketball player was awarded an MBE in 2005 for his services to disability sport, which gave him the right to marry Linda, also known as Ella Exxe stage, in the Cathedral Quarter Saint-Paul in August 2018.
The athlete said Hello! at the time: “Everyone says it’s the best day of your life, but it was probably better than that.
“ We were ordinary people in an amazing place and you could see everyone breathe as you looked at the awe-inspiring surroundings. It was a bit overwhelming.
An achievement: the athlete obtained an MBE in 2005 for his services to sport for people with disabilities (photo of 2019)
“She was so beautiful. My eyes started to cry, and many of my friends looked away because they didn’t want to cry either.
Ade – who was born in Lagos – survived polio as a child, which caused his left leg to lose function.
In 2012, he led everything Olympic / Paralympic related to the London Games, appearing in Channel 4’s BAFTA-winning Paralympic lineup alongside Clare Balding.
‘Smashed it’: Former wheelchair basketball player informed fans of Bolla’s arrival earlier this year