1. Headline
  1. Headline
BRITNEY SPEARS
Joe Cavaretta  /  AP
Britney Spears appears as a presenter during the 2004 Billboard Awards in Las Vegas.
updated 9/29/2005 4:27:17 PM ET 2005-09-29T20:27:17

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.”

© 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Discuss:

Discussion comments

,

Most active discussions

  1. votes comments
  2. votes comments
  3. votes comments
  4. votes comments

More on TODAY.com

  1. Samantha Okazaki / TODAY

    Party on, TODAY! See ‘Saturday Night Live’ costumes for Halloween 2014

    10/31/2014 12:15:55 PM +00:00 2014-10-31T12:15:55
  1. Courtesy of Arti Ghole

    These babies in Halloween costumes will brighten your day

    10/31/2014 4:57:53 PM +00:00 2014-10-31T16:57:53
  1. @instagranph via Instagram

    Super, again: Neil Patrick Harris, Gotham family do Halloween right

    10/31/2014 10:18:06 PM +00:00 2014-10-31T22:18:06
  1. Jacquelyn Martin / AP

    Treat yourself: Steal the White House's Halloween cookie recipe

    10/31/2014 9:42:26 PM +00:00 2014-10-31T21:42:26