Lily and Sam's new addition
Since becoming a mum five weeks ago, Lily Cooper has managed to keep details of her baby daughter under wraps – until now.
According to reports, her mother Alison Owen has let slip about the little girl’s name on Facebook, referring to her granddaughter as Ethel May.
Lily herself has remained very tight-lipped about the new arrival, with no pictures released or official confirmation regarding her daughter’s name.
The popstar-turned-boutique owner also declined to comment on the birth via her Twitter page, simple posting “totes amaze” on the day of Ethel’s arrival.
A week later, the twenty-six-year-old posted a thank you for the “lovely messages”, but has not tweeted about her new family since.
Lily married her builder other half, Sam Cooper, in June and gave birth to the couple’s first daughter on 25 November.
She tragically lost her first baby with Sam at six months in 2010 and also suffered a miscarriage in 2008, when she was in a relationship with The Chemical Brothers’ Ed Simons.
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Baby girl for Lily
Lily and Ben Cooper have welcomed a new addition to their family.
According to reports, singer Lily gave birth to a baby girl on Friday evening.
The couple are yet to announce the child’s name, leading friends and Twitter followers to refer to the baby as Mini Cooper.
There has been no comment from either Ben or Lily on the birth, with the Smile star simply posting “totes amaze” on her Twitter profile.
This has, however, not stopped hoards of celebrity well-wishers Tweeting the couple, with Glamour editor Jo Elvin one of the first to congratulate them:
“Ah, you’ve had a girl @MrsLRCooper! Congrats to you and Sam. But it makes a mockery of my ‘boy bump’ knowledge xx”
Amanda Holden, who is expecting her second child, also wrote to the 26-year-old star:
“Massive congrats to Lily and Sam! Such good news. Xxxx”.
The birth is particularly poignant for the pair, who lost their first child – a baby boy – almost a year ago.
Stacey expecting second child
Former X Factor star Stacey Solomon has revealed that she is pregnant.
It is the I’m a Celeb… winner’s second child, but her first with her current boyfriend Aaron Barham.
Stacey already has a 3-year-old son, Zac, from a previous relationship.
Soloman spoke to The Sun confirming the happy news, telling the publication:
“We are really excited. And I’m really looking forward to everything, knowing I am sharing it with the person I want to spend my life with.”
The 22-year-old recently signed up to be the host of new Sky dating show, Love Machine, alongside BBC Radio One DJ, Chris Moyles.
She also signed a record deal in September, intending record and release her debut album.
Related: Moyles confirmed for new Sky show
Bruni gave birth on Wednesday
Nicolas Sarkozy and Carla Bruni have welcomed their first child together.
The French First Lady gave birth to a baby girl on 19 October at the Clinque de la Muette in Paris, according to Le Figaro.
No further details about the pair or the child have been released.
This is the first time a French president has become a father while in office since Napoleon’s rule.
Bruni, who confirmed her pregnancy back in July, told Sept a Huit last month that she would do everything to protect her child, insisting that no photos of the baby will be published:
“I understand the media interest, and I don’t see any inconvenience in it for myself or my husband, but when it concerns the children, it’s not impossible.
“I will do everything to protect this infant, and I’ll be absolutely rigorous. I will never show photos of this child. I will never expose this child.”
Sarkozy and Bruni met in 2007 and married several months later at Élysée Palace in Paris.
Baby Bey to be born in February
Pregnant R&B star Beyoncé has revealed when her baby is due.
The Best Thing I Never Had singer, who announced in August that she is expecting her first child with her rap superstar husband Jay-Z, revealed that the couple will welcom their baby in February 2012.
The 30-year-old made the announcement during an interview for Australian television over the weekend, saying:
“[Being pregnant] already has changed my life. My husband and I have been together for ten years, all of my 20s.
“I just feel like it’s time and I’m very grateful that God has blessed me with the biggest gift any human can have.”
Talking about the timing of her pregnancy, Knowles said:
“I think because I’ve accomplished a lot of things for myself, I really know who I am.
“I didn’t rush into anything and I feel like if it’s any time, right now is the time and I’m so happy.”
Una's reportedly three months pregnant
Saturdays’ star Una Healy has revealed that she is expecting her first child with England rugby player boyfriend, Ben Foden.
The 29-year-old singer told the Mirror that she was “really happy”, but also let slip that the news was “totally unexpected”.
The girls have a busy few months ahead, with a new album release and an upcoming tour, but Una has said that she will continue to work “right up until she’s fit to burst”.
Una’s bandmates, Mollie, Frankie, Rochelle and Vanessa, issued a joint statement in reaction to the news, saying:
“We’re so excited for Una! We can’t wait to have a sixth Saturday.
“Ben and Una are going to be fab parents.”
The couple have been dating since 2008, when they were introduced by each other’s agents.
Una said back in 2009 that 26-year-old Ben’s agent “got in touch with my agent, who then sent me an email asking if I’d like to meet with him.”
“I really thought it was some kind of joke. It certainly wasn’t the way I expected to meet a guy.”
The Saturdays are currently at Number 3 in the charts with their latest track, All Fired Up.
Baby number three
Former Spice Girl Mel B has announced that she has given birth to a baby girl.
She was taken to hospital on 1 September, welcoming her as yet unnamed child at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles.
It is the Australian X Factor judge’s third child, but her first with husband Stephen Bellafonte.
Melanie’s spokesperson confirmed the news in a statement:
“This evening Melanie Brown and husband Stephen Belafonte welcomed their new baby girl in Los Angeles.
“This is the first child for Mel and Stephen and both mum and baby are happy, healthy and doing well.”
The 36-year-old singer also took to her Twitter page to give a more personal account of the arrival, posting:
“Finally our baby arrives, Stephen nearly passed out, Phoenix screamed, I laughed so hard the baby popped out!!! She is just sooo amazing!!”
Mel, who was three weeks overdue, previously told Hello magazine that she “can’t wait” to meet her next new arrival:
“The whole family is beside themselves. Both Phoenix and Angel arrived six weeks early. I’ve never been this pregnant before.”
Mel already has two children from previous relationships, 12-year-old Phoenix Chi and Angel, four.
'I have a surprise!'
Superstar Beyoncé has revealed that she is expecting a child with her rapper husband, Jay-Z.
The If I Were a Boy singer debuted her baby bump in a long orange gown at the MTV Music Video awards on 29 August, before declaring to the press:
“I have a surprise!”
However, the 29-year-old did not let her announcement prevent her from performing, with her energetic rendition on Love on Top earning her a standing ovation from the audience.
The proud mum-to-be then unzipped her jacket and rubbed her baby bump, telling the cheering crowd:
“Tonight, I want you to stand up on your feet. I want you to feel the love that’s growing inside me!”
Earlier this month, Beyoncé said in an interview that she was ready to dedicate herself to raising a family, revealing:
“Now I’m a woman, and because I gave it my all, I can focus on my marriage. I can decide I want to have kids. I can be the mother I want to be and dedicate myself to my children.”
She also dropped hints in an interview with Piers Morgan back in June, saying:
“I always said I was going to have a baby at 30. I’m 29 now.
“But I also said I was going to retire at 30. So I don’t know.”
It will be the first child for the singer and her husband, Jay-Z, who married in April 2008.
Victoria Beckham gave the world the first look at her week-old baby girl this weekend, posting this picture of David with Harper:
Shortly after, David followed suit, posting a photo of Posh and little Harper on his Facebook page:
Image: David Beckham
Victoria gave birth to the couple’s first daughter on 10 July at a small hospital in Los Angeles.
In a statement, proud father David said:
“I am so proud and excited to announce the birth of our daughter Harper Seven Beckham.
“She weighed a healthy 7lbs 10oz and arrived at 7.55 this morning, here in LA. Victoria is doing really well and her brothers are delighted to have a baby sister xx.”
The couple, who married in 1999, already have three boys, Brooklyn, 11, Romeo, eight, and Cruz, five.