X Factor judge Dannii Minogue has given birth to a baby boy named Ethan Edward Smith.
The Australian singer, 38, and model boyfriend Kris Smith, 32, welcomed their son in a Melbourne hospital on Monday. Minogue’s spokesman Simon Jones said: ‘Kris Smith and Dannii Minogue are thrilled to announce the arrival of Ethan Edward Smith on July 5. ‘Mother and baby are doing well and Dad is very proud. They request their privacy at this special time to adjust as new parents.’
Just before going into labour, the new mother wrote on her Twitter page she was looking forward to resuming her judging duties on X Factor when she returns from maternity leave in the autumn. She wrote: ‘Looking forward to catching up on X Factor auditions. Can’t wait to see Simon, Cheryl and Louis again soon – miss them very much.’
Minogue, who was previously married to Nip/Tuck actor Julian McMahon, met Smith in Ibiza two years ago. The couple announced her pregnancy in January, with Dannii writing on Twitter: ‘Woo hoo – I’m gonna be a mummy.’