Britney Spears has given birth to a baby boy, according to Us Weekly.
Spears announced that she was pregnant in mid-April, posting on her Web site that the time had come "to share our wonderful news that we are expecting our first child together" (see "It's Official: Britney's Pregnant"). The singer kept her due date under wraps, though her sister Jamie Lynn let it slip on her own Web site that it would be in September. After that, her reps alluded to a September date, though they didn't specify exactly when she was due.
Just this past weekend, her reps also denied rumors that started circulating in the U.K. tabloids that Spears went into labor over on Sunday. "Britney Spears has not given birth," her U.K. publicist David Frossman said at the time. "She's not even in hospital. The baby is due sometime in the next month."
There's no confirmation yet from the UCLA Medical Center in Santa Monica that Spears has been admitted or received treatment there. A spokesperson for the hospital said no one under the name Spears or Federline had been admitted, while the secretary for the labor/delivery area said that Spears had not been seen there today. However, the paparazzi are already in place outside the facility, as are news helicopters, all lying in wait for a potential shot of the singer or a member of her family.
At pres time, Spears' respresentatives had not responded to requests for comment.
Us Weekly reported that the child was born by caesarian section. Spears told Elle magazine for its October issue that she'd prefer to have a caesarean section, and if that wasn't an option, "I'll be like, 'Epidural, please!' ... I don't want to go through the pain."
Federline already has two children with former girlfriend Shar Jackson: 2-year-old Kori and 1-year-old Kaleb.
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