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'My heart is bursting'

Natalie Imbruglia reveals she’s gives birth to a baby boy called Max as she shares cute snap of his tiny hand

NATALIE Imbruglia has given birth to a baby boy called Max.

The singer-songwriter, 44, announced the news on Instagram tonight, sharing a cute snap of her son's hand.

 Natalie Imbruglia has given birth to a baby boy called Max
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Natalie Imbruglia has given birth to a baby boy called MaxCredit: Instagram

She wrote: "Welcome to the world.. Max Valentine Imbruglia 💙.

"My heart is bursting 🥰🥰🥰 #myboy."

Fans and friends rushed to congratulate her, with Lousie Redknapp writing: "Congratulations babe so happy for you xxxxx."

While Sophie Ellis Bextor posted: "Yay!!! Hello, max! Welcome indeed. So glad you’re here safe and sound. Congratulations, mama!! 😘😘."

The Australian star only revealed she was pregnant with her first child in July, telling fans she had used a sperm donor to conceive through IVF.

 The Australian star only revealed she was pregnant with her first child in July
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The Australian star only revealed she was pregnant with her first child in JulyCredit: Instagram
 She announced the news on Instagram as well as telling fans she's penned a new record deal
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She announced the news on Instagram as well as telling fans she's penned a new record dealCredit: Instagram

The Torn hitmaker shared a picture of her baby bump and joked that she hadn't "swallowed a watermelon."

She wrote: "I’m expecting my first child this Autumn. For those of you that know me, this has been something I have wanted for a very long time and I’m blessed that this is possible with the help of IVF and a sperm donor-I won’t be saying anything more on that publicly.

"I’m so excited about this next adventure... a new album and I’m going to be a mum!”

Natalie also revealed she's spent the last 18 months writing new music on her way to penning a new deal with BMG.

 Natalie used a sperm donor to conceive through IVF
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Natalie used a sperm donor to conceive through IVFCredit: Getty

A source close to the ex-Neighbours star told The Sun Online in August that Natalie hoped having a baby will help her find Mr Right.

"Men love Natalie and she has never been short of admirers - they go crazy for her and even now she can have her pick of dudes," the pal said.

"But I think she has often chosen guys who are in it for the thrill and passion and not for the long run.

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"Natalie is a role model in so many ways because she really has evolved.

 Natalie married Silverchair frontman Daniel Johns on New Year’s Eve 2003, but they divorced in 2008
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Natalie married Silverchair frontman Daniel Johns on New Year’s Eve 2003, but they divorced in 2008Credit: Getty

"She has definitely raised her standards for what a good relationship is. She knows that respect and friendship comes first and she is now totally willing to wait for that instead of diving in head first because of sexual attraction.

"But she is not bitter or disappointed.

"Natalie believes for sure that she will find a long term partner - but for now the baby is her focus."

The actress and musician was born in Sydney, Australia and became a naturalised British citizen on 28 February 2013.

She dated Friends actor David Schwimmer in the late 90s, and married Silverchair frontman Daniel Johns on New Year’s Eve 2003. However, they announced their divorce in January 2008, saying they lived too far apart.

Earlier this year Nick Knowles hinted he had a fling with Natalie.

He claimed he grew close to the stunning Aussie actress while they were in Scotland together and refused to deny that they had hooked up when probed by Chris Moyles on his podcast.

He told the Radio X presenter: “I wouldn’t describe it as a thing . . . well, we were friends. It was a long time ago. She’s very beautiful and very bright and very funny.

“We went up to Edinburgh to do the G8 summit – she was part of the Comic Relief show. We’ve done various stuff.”

In the early 1990s, Imbruglia played Beth Brennan in Neighbours. She was on the show from 1992–1994.

Three years after leaving the the Australian soap opera, she kicked off her pop career with a cover of the Ednaswap song Torn.

In 2011, she became a judge on the second season of the Australian version of The X Factor. However, she didn’t return in 2011.

Natalie has also appeared in the films Johnny English, Closed for Winter and Underdogs.

She has sold 10 million records worldwide, and is believed to have a net worth of around £10 million.

Nick Knowles refuses to deny he once had a secret fling with stunning Natalie Imbruglia


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