First posted: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 09:10 AM EDT | Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 09:26 AM EDT
A 12-year-old British girl has given birth to a baby girl after getting pregnant while still in primary school.
The U.K. Sun broke the story Wednesday that the girl gave birth last week.
The girl's father called the radio station LBC to defend his daughter, saying the family only found out she was pregnant "a month ago."
The man, who identified himself as Greg but used a false name to protect his daughter, said he's proud of her.
"We only found out she was pregnant a month ago. I cried, as any father would do, breaking down with emotion," he said.
"That means she was eight months pregnant. The baby is going to come into the world no matter what. You can just be supportive about it."
The girl's boyfriend is 13. The Daily Mail reported the couple has the lowest combined age of any British parents on record. The girl's mother, who also became pregnant when a teenager, is 27.
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