'Baby Spice' Emma Bunton Has a Son

  1. Emma Bunton, a.k.a. "Baby Spice," has become a mother for the first time – of a boy named Beau, PEOPLE has confirmed.

    Beau, which in French means "beautiful," was born at Friday at 11:12 a.m. and weighed a healthy 7 lbs., 15oz. – the same weight as his father, Bunton boyfriend Jade Jones, according to Bunton's London rep, Alan Edwards.

    Speaking outside London's Portland Hospital, Jones said: "He is absolutely brilliant, and both baby and Emma are doing fine. In fact Emma is tucking into some flapjacks and Coca-Cola as we speak."

    The new father added, "We are both absolutely delighted and can't wait to take Beau home."

    Jones, 27, is a former member of the British boy band Damage. He and Bunton, 31, have been together for eight years and moved into a five-bedroom home in her native north London in 2005.

    Motherhood for the youngest of the former five-piece has been difficult to achieve.

    In 2000, Bunton had to have pre-cancerous cells removed from her cervix. Last year, she revealed she'd been diagnosed with endometriosis, a painful condition in which the lining of the uterus begins growing in other areas of the body, making it difficult to conceive.

    Less than two months ago, Bunton told PEOPLE: "I'm getting a little feisty now that I am pregnant."

    Bunton has a tattoo of "Baby" on her body but refuses to reveal its location – apart from denying she sits on it.

    In all, there are now seven Spice Kids: "Posh" Victoria Beckham has three sons; "Scary" Melanie Brown has two daughters; and "Ginger" Geri Halliwell has a daughter. That leaves only "Sporty" Melanie Chisholm waiting out singing the joys of being a Spice Mom.

    In late June it was announced the group would reunite for a six-continent world tour.

    "I guess I will be handing over the 'Baby' tag now to a deserving little new owner," Bunton said in a statement in January, when she first announced her pregnancy.

  2. I have always been a fan of the Spice Girls - I still am! Congrats to all of them, they are all grown-up now!
  3. That's great news.

    Congrats on the baby boy Emma and Jade!
    I like the name Beau.
  4. That is great news - I'm happy for them!
  5. Congrats to her, she seemed like the only sane one of the bunch, I remember reading that she shops in the high street to save money and is very careful!Good for her!x
  6. Congrats to her!
  7. Congrats! Love the name Beau.
  8. congrats to her.
  9. Congrats to her and the new addition!!
  10. Awwwr! I've been wondering what she was going to have. Congratulations to them all!
  11. Congrats to them!
  12. Wow, Congrats.
    I didnt even know she was pregnant.
  13. Congratulations to her.
  14. awwwww how sweet! love the name
  15. was she the "normal" one of the spice girls?