Richard Branson Shares His Super Sweet Reaction To Becoming A Grandad

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Richard Branson has given us another reason to love him! When the British entrepreneur’s son Sam Branson told his dad that his wife Isabella had given birth their second child together – Richard’s reaction was absolutely adorable.

Like father, like son @bransonsam

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In a video, filmed by Richard’s daughter Holly, the 66-year-old Virgin tycoon can be seen on the phone to his son Sam, who is telling him the baby’s name, Bluey Branson.

But the British businessman – who was clearly overcome with emotion – accidentally let slip the newborn’s gender to the rest of his family before Sam had a chance to speak to them!

“I answered the phone to receive the news that Blue had just been born,” Richard wrote on his website.

“We all love surprises in my family, and have a tradition of keeping the gender of our grandbabies a secret until they are born.

“When baby Bluey was born, I accidentally let the cat out of the bag!”

“As you can hear in the video, Sam, baby Bluey and I were all crying with joy,” Richard continued.

“Poor Holly was waiting on to talk to Sam and didn’t yet know the news that Bellie had given birth to a beautiful, healthy baby boy.

“In my excitement I let it slip before Sam had a chance to tell Holly himself. But as you can see, we were all absolutely overjoyed.”

Sam, 31, has since taken to Instagram to share a pic of himself with his son and dad.

A special moment. 3 generations of B’s! Wish you were here grandad… To be on the top! ?‍?‍???

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“A special moment. 3 generations of B’s!” he captioned the pic. “Wish you were here grandad… To be on the top!”

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