Sophie Ellis Bextor has given birth to a baby boy, nine weeks early
Sophie Ellis Bextor has given birth to her second child nine weeks early, after being diagnosed with a life-threatening condition.
The singer suffered from the dangerous condition pre-eclampsia, which also affected her first pregnancy four years ago.
Her baby boy was born 2lb 10oz at the Portland Hospital in London on February 7 and has been called Kit Valentine.
Sophie’s mum, the former Blue Peter presenter Janet Ellis, revealed the news this morning during an interview on BBC Breakfast News.
She said: ‘Sophie’s just had her second little boy. He was early, nine weeks early, but he is doing fine. He is doing very well.’
Sophie, is married to The Feeling’s bass guitarist Richard Jones and they already have a son called Sonny.
Outside the couple’s home yesterday, Richard, said: ‘I’d be lying if I said it wasn’t stressful.
‘It has been dramatic, but we are very happy. We are a lot calmer this time because we have been through it all before. I’m pretty tired, I’ve been all my time at the hospital and I’ve just come home to get some stuff.
‘It has been hard, but it’s been helped because Sonny has been amazing, even though it’s been so tough.’
The little tot has been transferred to an incubator and is expected to stay in hospital for several weeks.