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Church gives birth to baby girl
Gavin Henson and Charlotte Church
The couple revealed the pregnancy on St David's Day
Singer and TV presenter Charlotte Church has given birth to a girl at her home in south Wales.

It is believed the baby weighed just over 6lb and Church's rugby player boyfriend Gavin Henson was at her side for the birth.

The little girl arrived on Thursday evening at the couple's farmhouse home in St Brides Major, the Vale of Glamorgan.

Church, 21, and Henson, 25, are said to be delighted at their new arrival.

The singer's website confirmed Henson had said that Church "gave birth to a beautiful baby girl at home on Thursday night".

Henson who was not included in Wales' World Cup squad after failing to recover from an injury on time did not travel with his Ospreys' club side for their game against Ulster on Friday night.

Press rumours

Church confirmed she was expecting a baby on St David's Day - 1 March.

In a message to her website, the star's management said she had been forced to reveal her pregnancy because of press rumours after she failed to celebrate her 21st birthday with alcohol.

Church has been dating Henson for over two years and she began her meteoric career as a young classical singer when she was spotted on a radio talent competition.

Her first album Voice of an Angel, released in 1998 when she was just 12, made her a chart-topper and household name in both the UK and the US.

As she grew older she made a successful transfer from classical, which she said was "too restrictive", to pop, writing her own songs.

Church became a TV presenter on Channel Four with her own late-night chat show in 2006.

She later turned down a new record contract to concentrate on the show.

Henson, who has been capped 22 times for Wales, was ruled out of the 2007 Rugby World Cup after failing to recover from an Achilles injury in time for selection.




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