Paul Weller, 53, becomes a Modfather again to twins Bowie and John Paul with new wife Hannah, 25
Paul Weller's young wife has given birth to twin boys – one who the couple have named after his longtime rival David Bowie.
The 53-year-old rocker now has seven children by four women after welcoming his sons with Hannah Andrews, 25, on Saturday.
A statement on the former The Jam frontman's website announced the news today.
A father again: Paul Weller's wife Hannah, 25, has given birth to twin boys, named Bowie and John Paul
It read: 'Paul and his wife Hannah are happy to announce that their twins John Paul and Bowie were born on Saturday.
'Both boys are healthy and doing well following the birth and Paul and Hannah are thrilled and over the moon.
'Paul would like to thank his fans for all their well wishes over the last few months.
'Congratulations to Paul and Hannah!'
Paul has clearly buried the hatchet with Starman singer David Bowie, after naming one of the boys after him.
In the past he has been less than flattering about the eccentric star.
When asked about his lifetime achievement award at The Brits, Weller
snapped: 'Wrong! I like about three records of his. The rest of it's
Congratulations! A message on Paul's official website announced the happy news
But in 2008 he revealed he had started to like him again.
'I'm a born-again Bowie freak,' he told Mojo magazine.
'The next time he sees me
I'll have a f****** great Aladdin Sane flash on me boat race.
'Every night we'd drive home to London after recording and have Ziggy Stardust on five or six times.
Buried the hatchet Paul named one of his sons after his rival David Bowie
'Low's one of my favourite records anyway. Whatever gripes I've had
about Bowie in the past, Low's been a constant since I bought it in
The Sun reported that Bowie read the
interview and sent him an email thanking him for the kind words, but he
attached a picture of himself from the 1960s, joking that Paul had
stolen his haircut
It was only revealed in November that Hannah was pregnant.
She is 27 years younger than the singer and two years older than his son Natt, 23.
The couple married in a small ceremony on the Italian island of Capri in September 2010 after two years of dating.
They met when Hannah provided vocals for his 2008 LP 22 Dreams, and then toured with him and his band.
Their romance started shortly after
Paul split from his partner of 13 years Samantha Stock, with whom he has
daughter Jesamine and son Stevie Mac with.
He has a son Natt and daughter Leah
with his ex-wife Dee C. Lee, a backing singer with his band after The
Jam, The Style Council.
And he has another daughter, Dylan, by a short-lived relationship with a make-up artist called Lucy.
Paul – nicknamed the Modfather – spoke about his controversial age gap with Hannah in 2010.
Family man: Paul with his two eldest children, model Leah, and musician Natt
'I've got a new girl, Hannah – she's lovely,' he told the Sunday Times magazine.
'There's an age-gap, but I don't have to justify that – I couldn't give a monkey's… It's not like Hannah's a kid; she's 25.
'As far as I'm concerned, she could have been 34 or 44 – I haven't got a thing about young chicks. I like all women. What can I say I'm in love and that's that.
'We work, we're in love, and we compliment each other. She just fills a part of me. I've been in love before, but I've never felt as fulfilled as this.'
Paul has also previously revealed how difficult it was for him to leave Samantha.
'Splitting up was f***ing hard as well. But at the end of the day, I've fallen in love with someone else.
'You can't live a lie. You have to follow your heart.'