By peoplestaff225
Updated October 16, 2005 03:34 PM

Ex Spice Girl Geri Halliwell, 33, is reportedly expecting her first child. British tabloids claim that she revealed the pregnancy to friends over lunch in Los Angeles, saying that the baby is due in the spring. The father is assumed to be Sacha Gervasi, who Geri has been casually (and secretly) dating since this summer. The couple has frequently been spotted arguing, but a source says,"Geri is thrilled to be pregnant. Although this is totally unexpected she can’t wait to be a mum. It’s the best thing that could happen to her. She has had her problems in the past, battling bulimia, but now she is grown up and ready to be a mother. Not surprisingly, she’s very upset her relationship with Sacha hasn’t exactly gone to plan. But if she is alone when the baby arrives, then so be it. She’s a strong woman and will cope just fine."

Source: ITV and News of the World.

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