Suddenly there’s a whole new meaning to “Come On Over Baby” for Christina Aguilera. The five-time Grammy winner and hubby Jordan Bratman welcomed their first child in Los Angeles on Friday.
The couple announced the birth in a quick text message to friends and family around 4 p.m.: “Baby has arrived. Mom and dad are doing well!” (Apparently not even the prospect of dirrty diapers can dampen their spirits.)
There were no further details immediately available.
However, a rep for the singer disputed the delivery dispatch. “The information you have is inaccurate,” the spokesperson said without elaboration. “We will let you know when there is news.”
While E! News was able to confirm the impending stork delivery last July, Aguilera herself, despite an ever-expanding midriff, didn’t publicly acknowledge the pregnancy until early November, when she told Glamour magazine she would “enter into mommyhood” sometime in 2008.
The 27-year-old onetime Mouseketeer has kept a relatively low profile throughout her pregnancy–aside from the now-requisite nude-and-pregnant spread in this month’s Marie Claire–opting to keep the details of her firstborn a secret, never revealing to press either the babe’s due date or gender along the way.
Unfortunately, she failed to share the keep-mum edict with pal Paris Hilton, who back in September publicly congratulated the “most beautiful pregnant woman in the world” while hosting an MTV Video Music Awards party at Las Vegas nightclub LAX.
In early November, Aguilera held the first of three scheduled baby showers at her Beverly Hills home, wherein we got the first clue about the baby’s sex: all of the guest’s baby gifts had a decidedly blue bent.
Aguilera told Marie Claire this month that she and hubby Bratman, a 30-year-old music-marketing exec, always had plans to start a family but were nonetheless surprised when they learned a baby was already on board.
“We were planning on starting to try after the [Back to Basics] tour,” she said. “And so, I had gone off the Pill to prepare my body, because I didn’t know how much time it would take. You’ve heard it takes some time–except with Power Egg and Super Sperm here. I’m like, ‘Oh my God, can you believe it just happened?’ ”
Aguilera and Bratman tied the knot in Napa Valley, California in November 2005 after three years of dating.