Natalie Imbruglia Welcomes Her First Child, Son Max Valentine: 'My Heart Is Bursting'
The "Torn" singer revealed in July that she was pregnant with "the help of IVF and a sperm donor"
Natalie Imbruglia is a mom!
The “Torn” hitmaker, 44, announced on Tuesday that she welcomed her first child, a baby boy named Max Valentine Imbruglia.
Imbruglia shared the exciting news on Instagram along with a photo of her newborn son’s hand adorably clutching her thumb.
“Welcome to the world.. Max Valentine Imbruglia 💙 My heart is bursting 🥰🥰🥰 #myboy” she captioned the sweet shot.
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The new mom joked in July that “No I haven’t swallowed a watermelon” — but she was actually expecting her first child, whom she shared was due in the fall.
“For those of you that know me, this has been something I have wanted for a very long time and 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,” Imbruglia wrote in her announcement post.
Imbruglia’s friends shared their well-wishes for the Australian pop star on her announcement post, where she also revealed that she had “just signed a record deal with BMG” and was gearing up to release new music.
“Yay!!!!!! Congratulations,” added Elizabeth Hurley in the comments, tacking on four red-lips emojis.
The then-mom-to-be mostly kept her pregnancy off of social media but shared a photo of her dog Mr. Wilson snuggling up to her baby belly in August.
“Bonding with #bump,” she wrote alongside the adorable image.
Earlier that month, Imbruglia announced she was supporting a charity organization that helps women in Ethiopia who face obstetric fistula, and that impending motherhood had made her even more passionate about the cause.
“As a mum to be, this is something I now feel more strongly about than ever,” the singer captioned her post, sharing a flyer for the charity.
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While Imbruglia is having her first baby as a single mother, she was formerly married to Silverchair frontman Daniel Johns in the early 2000s. Then, she said she was “terrified” of becoming a mom.
“I just want to enjoy being married first,” she told PEOPLE in 2005. “Having tried my hand at babysitting, I found myself terrified of the responsibility. Thankfully, it’s not a question of one of us wanting kids while the other doesn’t. We’re both in the same headspace.” (The two announced their separation in 2008 after marrying in 2003.)