Spice Girls' Melanie C has made public the first picture of her newborn baby girl, Scarlet Starr, in a post on her official website dated Tuesday, March 10. "Melanie is happy for a picture to be released as she knows her fans are eager to see baby Scarlet, and is hopeful that any media interest will be satisfied and future privacy respected," read the statement accompanying the picture that can be seen in the news photo.
The first picture of the mother-daughter duo, in the meantime, is also published on the cover of the U.K.'s Hello! magazine. Fellow Spice Girls members Victoria Adams, Geri Halliwell, Emma Bunton and Melanie Brown all share their thoughts on baby Scarlet exclusively with the publication. Melanie herself plans to donate any proceeds from the picture to a chosen charity.
Scarlet Starr is Melanie C's first child with her boyfriend of more than six years, Thomas Starr. The so-called Sporty Spice gave birth to the infant on February 22 in London. Since that time she's been enjoying some private time with Thomas and Scarlet.