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Leona Lewis has announced the birth of her first baby with husband Dennis Jauch.
The singer shared the news on Instagram in the early hours of Wednesday morning (3 August), more than a week after her daughter was born on 22 July.
It comes after rumours about her pregnancy first began to circulate earlier this year, after which Lewis confirmed the speculation by showing off her baby bump in a post on Instagram.
Alongside the post in March, Lewis wrote: "Can’t wait to meet you in the Summer."
She has since shared numerous images of her growing stomach to keep fans updated on her pregnancy, revealing later in March she had a 'really challenging first trimester'.
"I’ll share more at some point for anyone who is going through the same," she continued. "But I was severely ill and unable to leave the house. So promised myself when I could get out I would spend more time in nature she’s truly healing."
In June, Lewis shared another post revealing she was still suffering with morning sickness.
She wrote: "This is me feeling the summer weekend vibessss (while also feeling nauseous! Yes still getting morning sickness, which should be called all the time sickness whaaa) [sic] regardless still trying to enjoy & appreciate the journey."
Lewis finally welcoming her newborn publicly to the world today with a picture showing her and Jaunch cradling the little girl.
Alongside the image, she wrote: "And then there were three. Our little Carmel Allegra arrived 22.7.22."
Lewis first met Jaunch in 2010 when he was working as a backup singer on the former X Factor star's tour. They began dating and Jaunch proposed after their eighth anniversary, with the news confirmed in August 2018.
The pair married just short of a year later in a ceremony held at Sting and his wife Trudie Styler's vineyard in Tuscany.
Lewis has previously described Jaunch as being her 'rock' through 'crazy ups and downs', adding: "Dennis is the most kind, considerate person I’ve ever met."
Prior to giving birth, the singer said she had 'so many emotional, physical, personal and professional changes to embrace' and gave a shoutout to 'all the mums and dads out there that go through so much to bring precious little ones into the world'.
Following the birth of Carmel, Jaunch took to his own social media pages to share the news as he posted the same image and caption as Lewis.
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