It’s bittersweet news – we’re pleased for the mother and father, but we’ll miss seeing pictures of Britney waddling about Los Angeles ramming fistfuls of Cheetos into her face with her stomach tattoo stretched out of all recognition.
Just about every tabloid journalist and paparazzi has spent the last
week twitching in anticipation, each of them desperate for the world
exclusive story and snaps of Britney Spears (CDs) and baby. The Sun announced
at the weekend that she was already a proud mother, a story that was
quickly and firmly denied.
And now, in a story broke by US Weekly magazine, Britney gave birth to the baby at 1pm local time (6pm UK time) by Caesarean. According to the magazine:
"US was there as Spears, 23, and husband/aspiring rapper Kevin
Federline, 27, arrived at the hospital with a police escort shortly
before 6 a.m. and medical staff whisked Spears into a birthing suite.
According to hospital sources, Spears was wheeled into a delivery room
about 12:15 p.m. and within minutes the first-time mother had delivered
via C-section with Federline by her side."
news for Londoners, also. After Britney had publicly announced that she
would name the baby London, she’s changed her mind. Perhaps London was
too metropolitan for her, or too obvious. She needed a name that suited
her lifestyle a little more.
So she’s now calling it Preston, named after a town so dull that one of the top five facts on the official Visit Preston website is that "The first Spar Shop ‘8 til late’ opened in 1981." It’s a crazy town, that’s for sure.
Best wishes to Britney, Kevin and little Preston Michael Spears Federline.
[story by Stuart Heritage]