Natalie Imbruglia announces the birth of her first child after undergoing IVF with sperm donor

Albertina Lloyd
Entertainment reporter, Yahoo UK
Natalie Imbruglia has had a baby boy (Credit: Invision/AP)

Natalie Imbruglia has become a mother to a baby boy.

The Torn singer and former Neighbours star announced the news on Instagram on Tuesday night revealing the name of her new son long with a picture of her holding his tiny hand, dressed in a black and white striped babygro decorated with rainbows.

Imbruglia, 44, said: “Welcome to the world.. Max Valentine Imbruglia My heart is bursting #myboy.”

Natalie Imbruglia share a first snap of baby son Max's hand. (Natalie Imbruglia/Instagram)

The Australian star announced in July this year that she was pregnant after being “blessed” with the help of IVF and a sperm donor.

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The actress and singer is currently believed to be single.

Imbruglia was previously married to Silverchair rocker Daniel Johns, but they divorced after five years of marriage in 2008.

Among those to congratulate Imbruglia on social media were singers Louise Redknapp and Sophie Ellis-Bextor.

Natalie Imbruglia shows off her baby bump. (Natalie Imbruglia/Instagram)

Redknapp wrote: “Congratulations babe so happy for you xxxxx.”

Ellis-Bextor said: “Yay!!! Hello, Max! Welcome indeed. So glad you’re here safe and sound. Congratulations, mama!!”

And journalist and TV producer Jemima Khan commented: “Can’t wait to have a cuddle.”

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Back in July Imbruglia revealed: “I’m expecting my first child this autumn. For those of you that know me, this has been something I have wanted for a very long time and I’m blessed that this is possible with the help of IVF and a sperm donor.

“I won’t be saying anything more on that publicly. I’m so excited about this next adventure.”

Natalia Imbruglia split from husband Daniel Johns in 2008 after eight years together. (Getty Images)

At the same time she revealed she has just signed a new record deal with BMG.

Imbruglia first found fame starring as Beth Brennan in the Australian soap Neighbours.

She began her singing career three years after leaving the show and had a worldwide hit with her cover of LA band Ednaswap’s song Torn.

In the late 90s she dated Friends actor David Schwimmer.