08/03/2011 22:07 GMT | Updated 22/05/2015 10:12 BST

Dannii Minogue Becomes A Mum

Pint-sized popstar and X-Factor judge Danni Minogue has given birth to a baby boy. The Australian, 38, and her model boyfriend Kris Smith, 32, have given the new arrival a lovely normal name: Ethan Edward Smith.

The mini Minogue was born on July 5th, and a statement said "Mother and baby are doing well and Dad is very proud. They request their privacy at this special time to adjust as new parents."

Kris took to his page to say "'On behalf of the three of us I would like to thank you all for your kind words and best wishes. It means a lot to us."

Just days before giving birth, Danni was tweeting about her eagerness to resume her judging duties on X Factor later this year.

Many celebrities have passed on their congratulations over Twitter, including X Factor 2008 winner Alexandra Burke.

Dannii admits that before meeting Kris, she had no desire to have children. On meeting "The One" her broodiness kicked in and she became pregnant shortly after.

The family will now return to their new £1million home in the upmarket Melbourne suburb of East Hawthorn.

After a busy pregnancy working on X Factor, working on a fashion range with Project D, writing her autobiography and relocating to Australia for Australia's Got Talent, Dannii will hopefully get some time to relax and enjoy motherhood!

Source: Daily Mail