With a magazine deal at the ready, 38-year-old Shortland Street star Ben Barrington is keeping quiet on his impending fatherhood with gorgeous partner, makeup artist Kristie Fergus.
The pair, who moved in together in West Auckland at the beginning of the year, broke with tradition and had a mother and father baby shower last weekend at Neighbourhood Brewbar in Kingsland.
It was a quiet affair with close family and friends. Barrington’s bestie and new father Will Hall was there, but would not break ranks to spill on the shower.
Will Hall and Ben Barrington.
Hall and his lovely wife Sarah recently celebrated parenthood with the birth last month of their cherished son, Fred.
The family are settling into their new life on their farm in Waitoki.
"Fred is sleeping through the night and we are a happy tight unit and feel very blessed."
Barrington and Fergus are expecting a girl.
When asked if Hall could see the friends’ kids dating in the future, the Westside actor joked: "Ha, absolutely. Ben would be a scary bastard for any would-be suitors for his daughter, but he has come on to so many female members of my family in the past that a connection between our two kids is entirely possible."