Robbie Williams and wife Ayda Field reveal surprise baby news
ROBBIE WILLIAMS and wife Ayda Field have surprised fans by announcing they have become parents again — to a baby girl via a surrogate.
The X Factor judging couple, who already have two children — Theodora ‘Teddy’, 5, and Charlton ‘Charlie’, 3 — revealed the news in an Instagram post, complete with sweet black-and-white picture of all five of the family’s hands.
Commenting beside the snap, Field, 39, said it had been a ‘very long and difficult path to get here’.
She went on to explain that the child — named Colette ‘Coco’ Josephine Williams — is ‘biologically ours’ but carried by ‘an incredible surrogate mother’.
The couple hasn’t given any reason why they used a surrogate for their third child.
When Charlton was born, in October 2014, Robbie shared videos and pictures of every stage of Ayda’s pregnancy and even the birth.
Writing on Instagram today, Ayda broke the happy news, saying: ‘I spy with my little eye an extra little hand.
‘So we have been keeping a very special secret! We are delighted to share with you that we have had a baby girl… welcome to the world Colette (Coco) Josephine Williams!!
‘It has been a very long and difficult path to get here, which is why we have kept it on the down low.’
She added: ‘Family comes in all forms, and this little lady, who is biologically ours, was carried by an incredible surrogate mother, to whom we will be eternally grateful.
‘We are over the moon to have this beautiful baby girl in our lives and so blessed that we live in a world which makes this possible. As with Teddy and Charlie, we ask that you respect Coco’s privacy and allow us to grow into our new team of 5! #TeamWilliams’.
Meanwhile, before the baby announcement Robbie revealed he was ‘gutted’ to be missing some of his X Factor appearances due to a clash with dates for his upcoming South America tour.
‘I’m gutted that I’ve got to go. Genuinely, genuinely gutted… It was all booked in before,’ he told ITV’s Lorraine Kelly.
‘I’m looking forward to going down there… But if I’d have known, it wouldn’t be happening… I’m going to miss the show.’
Author: Anna Thomson