December 26, 2011 01:16:19 GMT
The 'Thank You' hitmaker has reportedly given birth to her first child with husband Rohan Gavin at the Portland Hospital in central London, and named the baby boy Stanley.
Words on the streets are, Dido has become a mother to a baby boy for a few months now. According to the Daily Mail, the "White Flag" hitmaker gave birth to her first son with husband Rohan Gavin, a writer she married quietly in 2010, at the Portland Hospital in central London back in July.
Other details surrounding the baby boy's birth were still kept under tight wraps, but the British tabloid claimed that the British singer, who turned 40 on Christmas Day, named her son Stanley. The given name has been assumed to be an ode to Eminem's hit song, "Stan", that helped launch her career.
Dido announced her pregnancy back in February. "It's been a month of amazing news for me and now I have some more to share," she wrote on her official site. "Me and my husband Rohan are expecting a baby and we're beyond happy and excited about it. So as some of you already know, I won't be able to travel to L.A. for the Oscars ceremony to perform 'If I Rise'."
"Obviously I'm really gutted about not being there - going to the Oscars has literally been a dream of mine since I was about 9 - but I'm absolutely thrilled that the wonderful Florence Welch has agreed to step in and sing the song. I can't wait to hear her sing it as I'm a huge fan of hers and she'll sound amazing."