Despite past reports that her life doesn’t include babies in the near future, Spice Girl Melanie Chisholm, aka Mel C., is pregnant with her and longtime boyfriend Thomas Starr‘s first child, she has confirmed. Writing on her website on Friday, Melanie, 34, shared,
Some happy news! Well, I can announce that Tom and I are expecting a baby and we are very happy. As I am sure you’ll understand, we needed time to wait for results and tell our families. Thank you for all you kindness, good wishes and support (even if it was based on speculation!).
The baby is believed to be due in late winter. Melanie’s slight belly at a performance last week had sparked rumors that she was possibly expecting.
This will be the eighth child in the Spice Girl family! Victoria Beckham has Brooklyn Joseph, 9, Romeo James, 5 ½, and Cruz David, 3 ½, Melanie Brown has Phoenix Chi, 9 ½, and Angel Iris, 16 months, Geri Halliwell has daughter Bluebell Madonna, 2, and Emma Bunton has Beau Lee, 1.
Source: Melanie C; Photo by O’Neill/White/INF.