S Club 7 star Tina Barrett has revealed the very first picture of her newborn son.
The 40-year-old singer, who rose to fame in her twenties as a member of pop group S Club 7, welcomed little Roman at London’s Chelsea and Westminster Hospital back in June, and has now opened up to OK! magazine about his emotional arrival.
After the labour did not progress as quickly as the midwives would have liked, Roman was eventually delivered via C-section. ‘I felt quite disappointed because I wanted to do it all naturally,’ Tina admits. ‘It turned out that Roman was struggling to get out because he was quite big.’
However, she goes on to add that seeing him for the first time was an amazing moment.
‘I remember thinking that he looked so perfect. I cried!’ she exclaims. ‘It was a really emotional moment, it really hit me that I was a mum’.
When Roman was born, Tina took to Twitter to reveal his unique name and express her excitement at her new arrival.
She wrote: ‘Proud and excited to announce the arrival of my beautiful baby boy Roman’
Fans have been eager to share their congratulations after the lovely news, with one of her 47.6k followers tweeting: ‘Congratulations Tina! So happy that a new S Club baby has arrived.. =P #Roman’ and another adding: ‘Congrats, darling!!!!!!! New #SClubBaby arrives! #HelloRoman’
The star also shared lots of lovely pics throughout her pregnancy, including one very bumpy photo she posted just seven days ago captioned: ‘Only days to go!!! ❤️ 💃🏻#HappyTuesday #BumpWatch’
In another, where she looks positively glowing, Tina can be seen in a red polka dot dress, captioning the pic: ‘Ready to drop!!!! #BigMama #AnyDayNow!!! 💋❤️’
Although clearly enjoying her pregnancy, the 39-year-old star had previously revealed that she’d been concerned about possible complications. Speaking to Mail Online, she said: ‘It’s amazing. I’m loving every minute of it. I’ve been prepared for the worst because you hear stories, but it’s been really good. I feel very lucky’.
‘People do say when you’re late 30s, 40s that is it more difficult and you could have complications. That was always in the back of my head when we decided to try for a baby.’
Tina and her S Club 7 bandmate, Jo O’Meara
It’s the first child for Tina and her partner Paul Cashmore, who met back in 2012 on the set of Russell Grant’s charity music video for The Clapping Song.
Earlier this year she told OK!: ‘Until Paul I hadn’t really met a man I wanted to have children with. I’m 40 this year so there was a part of me that was worried I might have left it too late, but thankfully that wasn’t the case.’
Read Tina’s full interview about Roman’s birth in this week’s issue of OK! magazine