Natalie Imbruglia announces the birth of her first child after undergoing IVF with sperm donor

Natalie Imbruglia poses for photographers upon arrival at the preview of the exhibition 'Fashioned from Nature' at the Victoria and Albert Museum, in London, Wednesday, Apr. 18, 2018. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)

Natalie Imbruglia has become a mother aged 44 to a baby boy.

The singer announced the news on Instagram on Tuesday night revealing the name of her new son long with a picture of her holding his tiny hand, dressed in a black and white striped babygro decorated with rainbows.

Imbruglia said: "Welcome to the world.. Max Valentine Imbruglia My heart is bursting #myboy."

Natalie Imbruglia share a first snap of baby son Max's hand (Credit: Natalie Imbruglia/Instagram)

The Australian star announced in July this year that she was pregnant after being "blessed" with the help of IVF and a sperm donor.

The 44-year-old actress-and-singer is currently believed to be single.

Natalie was married to Silverchair rocker Daniel Johns, however they divorced after five years of marriage in 2008.

Among those to congratulate Imbruglia on social media were singers Louise Redknapp and Sophie Ellis Bextor.

Natalie Imbruglia shows off her baby bump (Natalie Imbruglia/Instagram)

Louise Redknapp wrote: "Congratulations babe so happy for you xxxxx."

Sophie Ellis-Bextor said: "Yay!!! Hello, Max! Welcome indeed. So glad you're here safe and sound. Congratulations, mama!!"

And journalist and TV prodcuer Jemima Khan commented: "Can't wait to have a cuddle."

Back in July Imbruglia revealed: "I'm expecting my first child this Autumn. For those of you that know me, this has been something I have wanted for a very long time and I'm blessed that this is possible with the help of IVF and a sperm donor.

"I won't be saying anything more on that publicly. I'm so excited about this next adventure."

UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 27:  Natalia Imbruglia And Fiance Daniel Johns, Silver Clef Lunch Of Behalf Of The Nordoff Robbins Music Theraphy Charity At The Hotel Intercontinental Hyde Park In London  (Photo by Dave Benett/Getty Images)

At the same time she revealed she has just signed a new record deal with BMG.

Imruglia first found fame after starring as Beth Brennan in the Australian soap Neighbours.

She began her singing career three years after leaving the show and had a worldwide hit with her cover of Ednaswap's songTorn.

In the late nineties she dated Friends actor David Schwimmer.

- This article first appeared on Yahoo

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