Billie Piper and Laurence Fox Welcome Son Winston James

10/21/2008 at 10:00 AM ET
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Update: Laurence Fox tells reporters outside of the hospital that Winston James Fox arrived at 1 a.m. on Tuesday, October 21st, weighing in at 6 lbs., 11 oz. He also confirmed reports that the baby boy was delivered by c-section, but stresses that it was an emergency surgery. Billie labored for 26 hours before being taken to the operating room. Calling Winston “beautiful” and “sweet,” Laurence shares,

“The emergency caesarean only took about 20 minutes. Billie is happy. Of course she is, she’s a mum. I am tired but not as tired as her — I am a proud father. She has been cut apart, so [she’ll] probably [be hospitalized] overnight. I will be with her for the length of it.”

Originally posted 8:30 a.m.: Secret Diary of a Call Girl actress Billie Piper, 26, has welcomed her first child, a son. Baby boy was born this morning at Portland Hospital in London, reportedly via c-section, with Billie’s husband Laurence Fox by her side. No other details about the birth have been released.

Billie said previously that she and Laurence had opted for a delivery surprise with their baby — who appears to have arrived right on time, as Billie was due in October.

Source: The Sun; The Press Association

FILED UNDER: Births , News

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Emma on

Awww That’s brilliant! Congrats Billie and Lawrence (and to your new son too) … and there was me thinking babies never came when they’re supposed to!!! Lol

Vanessa Paige on

Congrats to one of my favorite celebs

Reanne on

Hmmm..Portland IS notorious for their love of C-SECTIONS!!

It is VERY popular with the “too posh to push” crowd…Posh Spice created this phenomena with her 3
C-sections there and then of course there was Elizabeth Hurley,Supermodel Claudia Schiffer (twice)..and
EVEN the Duchess of York-Sarah Ferguson!!

I see Miss Piper had jumped on the bandwagon….

Anyway…Congratulations !!!
I am sure baby is beautiful ,
healthy and warmly welcomed…

Chloe on

Congratulations to Billie and Lawrence, hope mum and baby are both doing well🙂

Mimi on

Billie and Laurence’s baby boy has been named Winston James Fox. What a lovely name! Many congrats!

MB on

Love the name!

Cordelia's Mommy on

Congrats to her! I am a huge fan of hers from her role as Rose on Doctor Who!

Claire on

Its got a bit more info at:-
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/7682446.stm

She was in labour for 26hrs before going to hospital

Abigail on

Congrats to the family. Love the name.

Kerri on

Congrats to them both! I adored Billie on Doctor Who, and am loving that she’s a mum now🙂

babyboopie on

Congratulations to Billie and Laurence on having their little baby boy Winston! Enjoy him!

Suzanne on

Love the name….but
c-sections require more than an “overnight” stay at the hospital! Try 3-4 days with a lengthy recovery….hope mum and baby are doing well!

Sasha on

Yay, congrats!! Lots of announcements this week!

Suzanne, she might recover rapidly, everyone is different🙂

phoebe on

Sasha, I’m not sure where you’re from so I don’t know your personal experiences of hospitals, but here in the UK, you are normally kept in hospital for several days if you have a caesarean, so if Billie is coming out early it’s more likely her choice than the doctors. Not that this really matters of course, but I just thought I’d say it coz I’m not sure where you’re from!🙂.

Congrats to the new parents. Very unusual choice for a name, Winston isn’t heard very often in the UK anymore. Cute though. I wonder who the little one will favour in the looks department? Both parents have quite strong features.

Caren on

Winston James!! Awesome name! Love it!

christine c on

congrats!! cant wait to see what he looks like!!

FC on

Congrats to Billie and Laurence! That name, Winston James Fox, sounds about as beautiful as their baby boy!🙂

elle on

Laurence went to Harrow School which is also the alma mater of Winston Churchill..maybe that is where it came from. His Father’s name is James.

Ruthella on

Congrats to Billie and Laurence!

I know quite a few people here in the UK who have come home after one night following a c-section, even an emergency one. I think it depends how strongly you feel about going home!

I like ‘Winston’, it’s different but nice🙂

Sarah on

It’s so British sounding to me…I love it! Reminds me of Mr. Churchill and it’s nice to see the name again.

Sarah on

I loved Laurence in “Island at War” so much! I love the name for baby, Winston Fox…good solid name.

Rene' from Tucson on

Congratulations Billie and Lawrence.

Make Happy memories for the 3 of you.

anniebabe on

I too was in labour for 26 (and a half) hours with my little boy and ended up with an emergency c section. I was in hospital for 3 nights and the recovery was so long. I felt awful for a good few months. I hope she recovers quicker.

Congrats, and it is a cute name.

Nat on

Hi all, it’s just been reported that:
‘…doctors told Laurence Fox that Piper might not be ready to go home for five days to a week.’
Fox said ‘She had a Caesarean. It was quite a major thing wasn’t it.’ Bless!
Check out the story on this link http://www.orange.co.uk/entertainment/news/30721.htm?linkfrom=feed_entertainment&link=link_5&article=showbiz
Or Google it if this link hasn’t worked!

Emily on

Congrats Billie and Laurence!!! What a cute name–reminds me of Winston Churchill.

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