Nicole Appleton gives birth to baby girl after secret pregnancy

The All Saints singer has an 18-year-old son, Gene

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Nicole Appleton has given birth to a baby girl – after keeping her pregnancy a secret for the entire nine months.

The 45-year-old All Saints singer and her partner Stephen Haines have welcomed their first child together into the world and they have named their daughter Skipper Hudson Haines.

Nicole revealed her happy news via her Instagram account along with an adorable photo of the proud parents looking on adorably at their child.

She wrote: “After hiding my pregnancy for the last 9 months… which was SOOOOO difficult & keeping her a secret from all my friends…

“I can finally announce our incredible news!! Our little girl ‘Skipper Hudson Haines’ has arrived Stephen & Gene are besotted!!! I’m SOOO HAPPY!! (sic)”

Holly Willoughby was the first person to comment on the post, writing: “Welcome to the world beautiful Skipper… you lucky girl… you’ve won the mum lottery… Can’t wait to meet you … love you all.”

Actress and friend Julie Graham messaged: “Massive congratulations darling!! What beautiful news!! So chuffed for you. Wooo hoooo.”

I can finally announce our incredible news!! Our little girl ‘Skipper Hudson Haines’ has arrived.

Tamzin Outhwaite posted: “OMG. No words!”

Nicole already has 18-year-old son Gene with her ex-husband, former Oasis singer Liam Gallagher.

Nicole’s older sister and All Saints bandmate also shared the happy on her Instagram account and admitted she is already in love with her niece.

Natalie, 46, wrote: “Welcome to the world my beautiful niece Skipper! We love you sooo much!! @hainsey7 @ruby1kid @genegallagher (sic)”

Nicole and Liam, 47, divorced in April 2014 after splitting in 2013 after she discovered he had fathered a child with American journalist Liza Ghorbani.

Just as Nicole has moved on, the Once singer is engaged to his partner Debbie Gwyther.