Robbie Williams and his wife Ayda have welcomed a third child to their family via a surrogate and made the surprise announcement on Instagram.
Robbie and Ayda have had an exciting few months after being confirmed as new judges on the X Factor.
Little did we know that the couple also had some surprise family news coming as they’ve welcomed a third child to the world.
Posting on Instagram this morning to share the news Ayda uploaded a picture showing her whole family holding hands.
Writing in the caption she explained: ‘I spy with my little eye an extra little hand 👀 So we have been keeping a very special secret! We are delighted to share with you that we have had a baby girl….welcome to the world Colette (Coco) Josephine Williams!! 💕💕 It has been a very long and difficult path to get here, which is why we have kept it on the down low.’
Ayda continued: ‘Family comes in all forms, and this little lady, who is biologically ours, was carried by an incredible surrogate mother, to whom we will be eternally grateful.
‘We are over the moon to have this beautiful baby girl in our lives and so blessed that we live in a world which makes this possible.’
Ayda asked that everyone respect Coco’s right to privacy and allow the whole family to grow as a new unit of five. The couple rarely post pictures of their children on social media and it seems they do not plan to change this approach with Coco.
The announcement has come as a real shock to Robbie and Ayda’s followers and people have been quick to flood the post with messages of congratulations.
One person wrote: ‘Wonderful news! Many congratulations to the fantastic five! ⭐’.
Another said: ‘So beautiful and congrats on your precious new member in the family. Wonderful news. ❤❤’.
A third added: ‘Oh my! So excited for you all! Congratulations and much love to you all, including the very special surrogate mumma 💜💜💜💜💜’.
Robbie and Ayda married in 2010 and their first daughter Theodore ‘Teddy’ Rose was born two years later. In 2014 the couple welcomed Charlton ‘Charlie’ Valentine and Robbie live video tweeted the whole ordeal!
Congratulations to Robbie and Ayda!