Former Take That star Robbie Williams has become a first-time father, after he announced the news on Twitter yesterday that his wife Ayda Field has given birth to a baby girl, by the name of Theodora Rose.
Excitedly taking to his blog, the British pop star wrote:
''Praise be, it's Theodora Rose Williams, affectionately known as Teddy.....Born 3.33pm on 18.9.12, 7lbs 4oz.''
Added the 38-year-old proud father,
"Baby, mummy and daddy are all rockin..." Williams said in a message on his website late on Tuesday. "Thank you for your best wishes.''
The 'Angels' hitmaker and his wife recently announced that they had chosen a traditional name for their daughter, adding there was going to be ''No mad celebrity baby name.''
''I do have a sort of celebrity name but it's not Apple-esque,'' he said previously, referring to the first child of Coldplay's Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow.
Williams has said that he would prefer his child to grow up in the UK instead of Los Angeles, where the couple currently reside.
''I don't want to educate our baby in LA because I would much prefer her to have English sensibilities,'' he explained.
''I want the baby to have an English passport, we're still figuring out exactly whereabouts the baby is going to be brought up.
''I had a conversation with the wife last night about where we're going to end up, but we still don't know,'' added Robbie.
Williams and Field, a Turkish-American actress, have been in a relationship for five years, and married back in 2010.