Robbie Williams and Ayda Field’s fans were taken aback to discover that the couple had welcomed a newborn baby.
The new X Factor judges announced the arrival of newborn daughter Colette Josephine Williams on Friday, revealing that she had been born via surrogate.
Reacting as the famous couple revealed the news, fans were very surprised, as the Take That star and his wife had previously kept tight lipped about the fact they had a little one on the way.
“Omg! He keeps things quiet,” one wrote as they discovered the news.
While another added: “This is overwhelming news… Just blew off my chair… Congrats for @aydafieldwilliams and @robbiewilliams! A sis for Teddy and Charlie. Every friendlies closed her already in our [hearts]”.
A third agreed: “Best kept secret of 2018! Congratulations with your new angel Colette!!!”
As a fourth chipped in: “Never saw that coming congratulations both @aydafieldwilliamsand @robbiewilliams”.
The Let Me Entertain You singer’s wife shared the news on Instagram, writing: “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. 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.”
Robbie and Ayda are already parents to two children, Theodora, five and Charlton, three.
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The stunning actress added: “As with Teddy and Charlie, we ask that you respect Coco’s privacy and allow us to grow into our new team of 5! #TeamWilliams”.
Former Take That star Robbie and Ayda tied the knot in 2010, before welcoming Theodora in 2012.
They then had son Charlie two years later in 2014.
The pair’s new arrival comes as they have also just landed a huge new job on The X Factor, after being recruited by Simon Cowell to judge the popular talent show alongside him and Louis Tomlinson.