Natalie Imbruglia announces first pregnancy at 44: "I'm blessed"

25 July 2019, 10:20 | Updated: 25 July 2019, 11:33

Natalie Imbruglia announces pregnancy 'I'm blessed'
Natalie Imbruglia announces pregnancy 'I'm blessed'. Picture: Getty

By Rory O'Connor

Natalie Imbruglia has announced she is pregnant with her first child!

The 44-year-old 'Torn' singer took to social media to share her unexpected announcement. Natalie posted a snap of her baby bump to her 303,000 Instagram followers.

The post came with a double announcement as Natalie revealed she has also signed a new record deal.

Natalie Imbruglia announces pregnancy to her 303,000 Instagram followers
Natalie Imbruglia announces pregnancy to her 303,000 Instagram followers. Picture: Instagram/natalie_imbruglia

The singer wrote: "I’m very happy to announce that I have just signed a record deal with BMG!!

"What an AMAZING team. I have been busy writing for the past year and a half and can’t wait to share these new songs with you all!!!!

"And as you can see from the pic.. there is another announcement... (no I haven’t swallowed a watermelon).

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I’m very happy to announce that I have just signed a record deal with BMG!! What an AMAZING team. I have been busy writing for the past year and a half and can’t wait to share these new songs with you all!!!! And as you can see from the pic.. there is another announcement... (no I haven’t swallowed a watermelon). I’m expecting my first child this Autumn. For those of you that know me, this has been something I have wanted for a very long time and I’m blessed that this is possible with the help of IVF and a sperm donor-I won’t be saying anything more on that publicly. I’m so excited about this next adventure... a new album and I’m going to be a mum! 🎶🤰🏻🎉😍❤️✨

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"I’m expecting my first child this Autumn. For those of you that know me, this has been something I have wanted for a very long time and I’m blessed that this is possible with the help of IVF and a sperm donor - I won’t be saying anything more on that publicly.

"I’m so excited about this next adventure... a new album and I’m going to be a mum!"

Natalie, who has sold 10 million records worldwide, is expecting her first child this Autumn.

Kylie Minogue replied to Natalie's post with three heart emojis.

Dannii Minogue wrote: "Congratulations on everything. What a wonderful blossoming time. PS I love baby cuddles so am free for baby sitting any time!"

Melanie C said: "Congratulations my love! Wonderful news all round. You’re gonna be an AMAZING Mummy and you’re already an AMAZING recording artist. Love ya."