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Sporty Spice has a baby!

Sprty SpicA new Starr is born.

Former Spice Girl Melanie Chisholm gave birth to a daughter on Sunday. The baby girl, named Scarlet Starr, weighed in at 8 lbs, 3 oz. This is the fist child for Chisholm and her long-time boyfriend, Thomas Starr. Chisholm and Starr, a property developer, have been together for six years.

Once known as the brunette “Sporty Spice,” Chisholm’s daughter was born at 4:10pm in London. On her website, mum says that she and the baby are both “beautiful” and “doing fine.”

Sporty is the last of the Spice Girls to join the ranks of motherhood. Well-known Victoria Beckham and husband David Beckham have three sons. Melanie Brown has two girls. Emma Bunton is mother to one boy; Geri Halliwell is mum to one girl. The group was formed in 1994 by Simon Fuller (of American Idol). Their first album sold more copies than any other female group in history. Together with their second album, they are the second most popular group ever in British history, after the Beatles.

Though Chisholm’s career started with the Spice Girl’s, it didn’t end there. She trails only John Lennon and Paul McCartney for co-writing the most number-one singles (and she is #1 for female writers). As a performer, Melanie C. is the only woman to reach #1 on British charts as part of a quintet, quartet, duo and solo artist. She has released four solo albums, with multiple hits and award-nominated songs.

Congratulations to Melanie and Thomas. I hope this is the beginning of yet another exciting and successful stage of their lilves!

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