Sugababes’ Heidi Range ‘delighted’ as she gives birth to baby girl

Sugababes star Heidi Range has officially expanded her family after giving birth to her second child. 

The Too Lost In You singer welcomed a baby girl with husband Alex Partakis and shared the joyful news with fans on Sunday via Instagram. 

In the post, Heidi unveiled the first photos of her little bundle of joy, while confirming they’ve named her Athena. 

(There must be something in the water as boxer Tyson Fury announced the arrival of his baby girl hours before, also named Athena). 

Heidi wrote: ‘She’s here!!! 💗 We are delighted to introduce you to our little bundle of joy: Athena Veronica Partakis Born at 9.05pm, August 5th 2021, 6lb 1oz of pure love 🙏 X.’ 

The former pop star and husband Alex, 41, will certainly have a busy household as they are already parents to daughter Aurelia, three.

Leading the congratulations, TV presenter Gabby Roslin commented: ‘Huge congratulations 🎉 she’s so beautiful 💗💗💗 and what a gorgeous name.’

ITV presenter Charlene White added: ‘Congratulations darling! Xx.’ 

In the photos, the newborn is seen swaddling in a rose-printed blanket and wearing a pink onesie, while Heidi cradles her on her chest in another. 

The 37-year-old announced she was pregnant with her second child in March, and told Hello!: ‘We’re both over the moon. Aurelia has been asking for a brother or sister every day.

‘When I was pregnant with Aurelia, it was a case of ignorance is bliss – I just assumed everything would be fine and it was.

‘But because I’ve had two losses since her, it was quite a nerve-wracking time until I had the scans.

‘I would have been heartbroken, but I always thought we were lucky as we were so blessed to have Aurelia.’ 

Heidi and Alex were elated as they had suffered two miscarriages in 18 months. The couple married in Florence, Italy in 2016 and welcomed daughter Aurelia in January 2018.

Prior to her relationship with Alex, Heidi was engaged to radio presenter Dave Berry, who she dated for eight years at the height of her fame with the Sugababes.

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