NEW YORK — Britney Spears, who sang “I’m not a girl, not yet a woman,” is now a mother — and she’s “ecstatic” about it.
“We are ecstatic to announce the birth of our son! Everyone is happy, healthy and doing wonderful. Thank you for all your love and well wishes!!” Spears and her husband, Kevin Federline, said in a statement posted on the singer’s Web site.
The baby was born Wednesday by Caesarean section at the UCLA Medical Center in Santa Monica, Calif., with Federline by Spears’ side in the delivery room, Us Weekly magazine reported.
Spears has said she wanted a C-section in an interview with Elle magazine. The pop star said she didn’t want to go through the pain of natural childbirth. Her mom had told her the pain was “the most excruciating thing she’s ever gone through in her life.”
No other details were available. A phone call by The Associated Press to Spears’ publicist Thursday wasn’t immediately returned.
Spears’ Web site includes an option for fans to “Send Your Best Wishes” to the couple. The proclamation, “It’s a Boy!” sits beneath a photo of Spears and Federline kissing.
The baby is the first child for the 23-year-old pop star and Federline, 27, who has two children with ex-girlfriend Shar Jackson.
On Thursday, Spears released her new fragrance, “Fantasy.” She says it was created with “all kinds of enchanting scents” including “lush red lychee” and even a “hint of cupcakes, white chocolate and jasmine.”
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