British rose Sophie Dahl and her husband of one year Jamie Callum are the proud parents of their first child, a baby girl called Lyra.
In a brief statement, a spokesman for the couple said: “Musician Jamie Cullum and his wife, the author and presenter Sophie Dahl, have become parents.
In case your’re wondering, Lyra is the Greek name for a constellation of stars and it is also the Latin word for lyre, a stringed instrument.
Sophie Dahl, the granddaughter of the much-loved children’s author Roald Dahl, made a name for herself as a plus-sized model, although in the meanwhile her curves are long since gone and she has now made a name for herself as a cookbook writer and TV presenter with her show, The Delicious Miss Dahl.
Sophie, 33, married her Jazz musician husband Jamie, 31, in a lavish ceremony in January last year after four years of dating. at 5ft 4in, he is a good deal shorter than his wife, who towers over him at 6ft. “The big joke is whether the child is going to be statuesque like Sophie or small like Jamie,” a friend was quoted by Daily Mail as saying.
Other stars expecting a baby this year include Selma Blair, Natalie Portman, Kate Hudson,Victoria Beckham and Marion Cotillard.
Read about former plus-size model Crystal Renn and the outcry about her weight loss.
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