British singer Robbie Williams is celebrating after becoming a first-time father.
The former “Take That” star’s wife Ayda Field gave birth to a baby girl, Theodora Rose, on Tuesday.
The proud father took to his official blog to announce his happy news, writing, “Praise be, it’s Theodora Rose Williams, affectionately known as Teddy… Born 3.33pm on 18.9.12, 7lbs 4oz… Baby, mummy and daddy are all rockin… Thank you for your best wishes.”
Teddy is the first child for Robbie Williams and actress Field, who tied the knot in 2010.
Williams was worried he might miss his baby’s birth due to his concert schedule.
He told radio DJ Chris Evans last week, “I’ve had a bit of a falling out with the wife. So I’ve got gigs this week, the baby could come at any minute, the wife has said, “If I go into labor and you’ve got a gig in say Leeds or Dublin, you’ve got to cancel it and come home.”
Robbie revealed they had already chosen a name for their daughter and was pleased it was a traditional one.
The singer stated, “Right now I’m ecstatic. We do have a name but we’re not going to get it out in case it gets tweeted. And as a celebrity we’re supposed to call them Aubergine or something like that aren’t we?
“I do have a sort of celebrity name but it’s not Appleesque. It’s a very solid, old-school name.”
Williams is planning to move back to England from Los Angeles because he doesn’t want his daughter to go to school with the “f***ing idiots” in the city although he admitted he and American born Ayda are still discussing where they will reside.
Williams stated, “I don’t want to educate our baby in LA because I would much prefer her to have English sensibilities. They are idiots in L.A. schools. They are f***ing idiots. They are a breed of idiots that only exist in Los Angeles and she would be surrounded by them. It’s not like one or two either. It’s not like the ‘Big Brother’ house, where you pick the worst ones.
“I think kids there have a massive sense of entitlement, are dull and dumb. It means me coming back to the UK for good but I can live with that. It’s worth being pestered for her to have a good school.
“I want the baby to have an English passport, we’re still figuring out exactly whereabouts the baby is going to be brought up.
“I had a conversation with the wife last night about where we’re going to end up but we still don’t know.”
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