Former Girls Aloud star Nadine Coyle has given birth to a baby girl. The 28-year-old singer announced her new arrival on Twitter at around 9pm tonight. Nadine announced last year she was expecting her first child with American football player Jason Bell.
I am overjoyed to let you know our little girl is here. She is amazing! I love being a mammy & will fill you all in soon. Love Nadine Xx
Her bandmate Cheryl Cole was quick to congratulate her tweeting:
Thank you for all your lovely messages. She is not born yet. That is a baby shower balloon. We can't wait until she is. Loads of love! Xx ?
The Girls Aloud singer Nadine Coyle has announced that she is expecting a baby.
The Northern Irish star tweeted an Instagram picture of herself with the caption "I'm having a baby" to her 260,000 followers.
The 28-year-old will become the first member of Girls Aloud to become a mum.
Former Girls Aloud star Sarah Harding has said she is enjoying the new-found "freedom" following the Girls Aloud split but admitted it still feels "kind of weird".
Speaking on Daybreak, she said: “It’s kind of weird, I'm sitting here on my own and thinking those questions – I have to answer all of them.
“It’s liberating, it’s kind of, it’s a new chapter, it’s a release, but at the same time you do feel like you’re missing a part of you, if that makes sense.
"But it’s nice, you've got more freedom to do what you’d like to do. Like I said – I had more options and I wanted to get involved with this charity as well. And the music as well, concentrating on that and other bits and bobs in the pipeline.”
The singer is also the new ambassador for a charity that rehouses injured ex-soldiers and expressed her hope of one day travelling to Afghanistan to sing for British troops to "give something back".
Ms Harding, who was banned from driving for six months in April after driving while talking on a mobile phone, insisted that she is an "independent girl" who is capable of travelling on public transport.
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Kimberley Walsh will follow in the footsteps of her ex bandmate Cheryl Cole, as the star is set to write her autobiography.
The former Girls Aloud singer, who reached the final of Strictly Come Dancing last year losing out to Louis Smith, will release her book in the autumn.
Walsh said: "People have been asking me to tell my story for years but it never felt right while the band was still together."
Girls Aloud, formed through ITV series Popstars: The Rivals in 2002, announced they were splitting last month after a ten year anniversary reunion tour.
Another Girls Aloud member has taken to Twitter to thank fans following the girl band's decision to go their separate ways.
Nicola Roberts wrote:
Forever Alouder's.. Thankyou from all the corners of my heart. You made my dreams come true when I was so young, we are a decade in and..
side. Who only could have known how crazy our journey would be but we have the best fans in the whole wide world beside us. This is true..
Today has been teary and my eyes are swollen. Its the start of a new chapter, lets smile and celebrate what we did together..
Roberts added, "Love u. Forever an Alouder. Nicola x".
Girls Aloud member Kimberley Walsh has urged the band's fans not to be sad that they have called it quits.
The Strictly Come Dancing star wrote on Twitter:
To our Alouders, Just wanna say please don't be sad today we have had some amazing years together and we should be celebrating the.......
....incredible memories. I will always be there for you all and I know you will for me. This is just the beginning of a new journey and ....
.... it's gonna be fun. Love you all for your unconditional support ????
Girls Aloud announcing they've split up for good has kind of made me wish I went to see them last night for their final show ever.
Refusing to listen to any girls aloud songs because I don't want to spend the whole day crying
Girls aloud are not just a band. They are not just girls aloud. No-one apart from this 'fan base' will ever get it.
Cheryl Cole has thanked the fans who were not able to make, Girls Aloud's ten year celebration tour.
To the people that haven't been able to make it, for what ever reason, we feel your support regardless and have done for 10 yrs..
A tweet sent from the band's Twitter page announced that the girls had "come to an end" of their time together.