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Katherine Jenkins gives birth to a baby boy named Xander

The singer is also mum to two-year-old daughter Aaliyah

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Katherine Jenkins has announced the birth of her second child!

The classical singer revealed via social media that she and film director husband Andrew Levitas have become parents to a son.

His full name is Xander Robert Selwyn.

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Katherine Jenkins has announced the birth of her second child (Credit: Instagram @realkathjenkins)

Katherine, 37, and Andrew, 40, are also parents to two-year-old daughter Aaliyah.

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The musician shared a pretty picture to Instagram showing the family of four holding each other’s hands, with a glimpse of little Xander in the background.

She told fans: “Andrew, Aaliyah and I are proud to announce the arrival of our gorgeous son Xander Robert Selwyn Levitas.

“His middle names honour our late fathers who live on in our little ‘Defender of Men’ (Meaning of Xander).”

Katherine is married to US filmmaker, painter and sculptor Andrew Levitas (Credit: FameFlynet.uk.com)

Katherine’s beloved dad, Selwyn, passed away from lung cancer when she was just 15 years old, while Andrew’s father also died from cancer.

After fans praised the couple for honouring their fathers in this way, Katherine tweeted: “Am so touched by the reaction to the name.”

Katherine added: “Our family, our home and are hearts could not be more full of love & we are incredibly grateful for the gift of being parents to these beautiful children.

“Cwtches to you all xxx.”

The happy couple were inundated with congratulatory messages from friends and fans, all welcoming Xander into the world.

Katherine and Andrew announced in November that a second child was on the way.

At the time, she told fans: “Andrew and I are overjoyed that our family will be growing in 2018 with the addition of our second child – a baby brother for our little superhero Aaliyah!!!”

Katherine celebrated her baby shower in March, sharing photos to Instagram showing a beautifully decorated room filled with blue balloons and goodies.

She said: “Words can’t express the gratitude I feel for my dear friends throwing me the most beautiful baby blue shower I’ve ever seen this afternoon. How blessed I am to have you and such an amazing gang of girlfriends in my life! Thank you.”

Katherine and Andrew married in 2014 at a lavish ceremony at Hampton Court Palace.

She told Hello! magazine last year her life didn’t turn out how she’d ever expected – and it’s wonderful!

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“I thought I’d get married in my local church to somebody from home. But I’ve married this guy from New York and we live in a way I never imagined,” she said.

“Life is not always what you expect it to be and when you find somebody that you fall in love with, it’s amazing what you’re willing to change.”

Congratulations to the whole family!

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