Mel C is pregnant: Sporty 'delighted' to be expecting her first child!

Spice Girl Mel C is expecting her first baby.

Melanie Chisholm, 34, and her partner of six years, Thomas Starr, confirmed the nappy news yesterday and said they are "delighted".

She is the last of the iconic girlband to become a mum, following Geri Halliwell, Victoria Beckham, Melanie Brown and Emma Bunton - all of whom are "chuffed" for their pal.

A source close to the star said, yesterday: "Melanie is over the moon at the prospect of becoming a mum for the first time.

"The girls are so pleased for her and have said they're only a phone call away to pass on any parenting tips.

"Melanie loved being around their kids on the band's recent tour and is delighted she's now one of the gang."

She sparked rumours that she was expecting last Friday when she wore a floaty dress at a show in Liverpool. An onlooker said: "She looked absolutely radiant."

Melanie hinted in a recent interview that children might be on the horizon.

She said: "I love kids and one of the best bits about touring with the Spice Girls this time round was getting to know everyone's babies. I'm sure that babies will be part of my future."

Her little Starr will take the total number of Spice babies to seven.

A source close to the band said: "Everyone is chuffed for Melanie. She will be a great mum."

Babes in the band

Posh: Brooklyn, nine, Romeo, five, and Cruz, three, with David.

Scary: Two girls - Phoenix Chi, nine, with Jimmy Gulzar, and Angel Iris, 16 months, with Eddie Murphy.

Ginger: Bluebell, two, with Sasha Gervasi.

Baby: Son Beau Lee, one, with Jade Jones.


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