'Torn' singer Natalie Imbruglia, 44, gives birth to first child from IVF with a sperm donor: 'My heart is bursting'
The 44-year-old singer and actress announced the happy news on her Instagram account with a picture of herself holding the newborn's hand on Tuesday, October 8
Singer Natalie Imbruglia has given birth to her first child, a baby boy, after undergoing IVF with a sperm donor.
The 44-year-old singer and actress announced the happy news on her Instagram account with a picture of herself holding the newborn's hand on Tuesday, October 8.
"Welcome to the world... Max Valentine Imbruglia. My heart is bursting #myboy," the Australian star wrote welcoming the child and revealing his name.
Minutes after she announced the good news on social media, multiple celebrities swarmed to her post to leave congratulatory messages.
Singer Sophie Ellis-Bextor wrote: "Yay! Hello, Max! Welcome indeed. So glad you're here safe and sound. Congratulations, mama!"
While actress Pia Miranda said: "Congratulations! What a lucky boy to have you as a mumma. Sending love to you both xxxx."
Fellow Australian singer Kylie Minogue wrote: “Welcome Max and congratulations Nat!”
Imbruglia's post has since received over 43,000 likes and hundreds of comments from fans and celebrity friends.
Imbruglia had announced her pregnancy in July this year, stating that she had conceived after undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) with the help of a sperm donor. The former soap star is currently believed to be single.
IVF is a medical procedure in which an already-fertilized egg is inserted into a woman's womb in an attempt to conceive.
The singer, in her July Instagram post, had told her followers: "I’m expecting my first child this Autumn. For those of you who know me, this has been something I have wanted for a very long time."
"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," she had added. "I'm so excited about this next adventure... a new album and I'm going to be a mum!"