Madonna Delivers Boy

Madonna is the proud mother of her second child. “English film director Guy Ritchie and Madonna are delighted to announce the birth of their son, Rocco Ritchie, on Aug. 11, 2000,” reads a statement released on Friday by her publicist, Liz Rosenberg. No other details were given. The baby, who had been due in September, joins big sister Lourdes Maria Leon (nicknamed Lola), whose father is Madonna’s former beau, actor and former personal trainer Carlos Leon. Madonna and Ritchie (“Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels”) met two years ago in England. In January Madonna confirmed to PEOPLE that she was in love — “It’s excellent,” she said — and in March the couple announced that they were expecting a child.

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