Robbie and Ayda welcome baby Teddy
Singer Robbie Williams and his wife, Ayda Field, have become parents for the first time, welcoming their daughter, Theodora, on 18 September.
The pair announced their happy news in a statement posted on Williams’ website:
“Praise be, it’s Theodora Rose Williams, affectionately known as Teddy…born 3.33pm on 18.9.12, 7lbs 4oz…
“Baby, Mummy and Daddy are all rockin…Thank you for your best wishes…xxxx.” [sic]
Baby Theodora is the first child for the couple, who wed two years ago.
A host of celebrities have taken to Twitter to congratulate 33-year-old Field and Williams, 38, with Take That pal Gary Barlow among the first to send his best wishes:
“Massive congrats Rob and Ayda. So happy for you.”
Former Radio 1 breakfast DJ Chris Moyles also tweeted his congratulations, alongside Ronan Keating and singer Jonathan Wilkes.
Before the birth, Robbie spoke to The Sun, telling the publication that he wants his daughter to go to school in the UK rather than in Los Angeles:
“I don’t want to educate our baby in LA because I would much prefer her to have English sensibilities.
“They are idiots in LA schools. They are f***ing idiots. They are a breed of idiots that only exist in Los Angeles and she would be surrounded by them. It’s not like one or two either. It’s not like the Big Brother house, where you pick the worst ones.
“I think kids there have a massive sense of entitlement, are dull and dumb. It means me coming back to the UK for good but I can live with that. It’s worth being pestered for her to have a good school.”
He has since said that he and US-born Ayda are still discussing future living and schooling arrangements.