Friday, August 22, 2008
"Sporty Spice" is going to be a mommy.
Spice Girl Melanie Chisholm announced on her Web site Friday that she and her beau of six years, property developer Thomas Starr, are expecting their first child.
"Some happy news," she wrote. "I can now announce that Tom and I are expecting a baby and we are very happy."
She follows in the footsteps of her fellow Spice Girls Victoria Beckham, Melanie Brown, Geri Halliwell and Emma Bunton all of whom are mothers.
Rumors had swirled that Chisholm, 34, was pregnant after she wore a baggy dress during a show in Liverpool last week.
"As I'm sure you'll understand, we needed time to wait for results and tell our families," she explained.
In the meantime, she said she is nursing her other baby: her upcoming solo album.
"I will be taking it easy but am also excited to start writing for the fifth album," she said. "I'll need some time off to be a mum but, before you know it, we'll be back."