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Robbie Williams Celebrates Baby Girl Theodora
Robbie Williams has become a father to a baby girl.
The 38-year-old Take That star announced on Twitter that his wife Ayda Field had given birth on Tuesday.
Writing on his blog, he said: "Praise be, it's Theodora Rose Williams, affectionately known as Teddy..... Born 3.33pm on 18.9.12, 7Ibs 4oz."
Williams and his wife recently announced they had chosen a traditional name for their daughter, adding there was going to be "No mad celebrity baby name".
"I do have a sort of celebrity name but it's not Apple-esque," he said previously, referring to the first child of Coldplay's Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow.
Williams has said that he would prefer his child to grow up in the UK instead of Los Angeles, where he and his wife currently live.
He said children educated in schools in LA had a "massive sense of entitlement" - and were "dull and dumb".
"I don't want to educate our baby in LA because I would much prefer her to have English sensibilities," he explained.
"I want the baby to have an English passport, we're still figuring out exactly whereabouts the baby is going to be brought up.
"I had a conversation with the wife last night about where we're going to end up, but we still don't know."
Williams and Field, a Turkish-American actress, have been in a relationship for five years.
Theodora is the first child for the couple, who got married two years ago.
Congratulations poured in on Twitter, with wellwishers praising the name of the child.