Sophie Dahl and Jamie Callum welcome baby girl

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.

“Their daughter Lyra was born on March the second. They are over the moon.”

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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