'He's the most beautiful thing in the world': Peaches Geldof gives birth to baby boy Astala
18:22 GMT, 21 April 2012
Peaches Geldof has become a mother for the first time.
She and fianc Thomas Cohen welcomed a baby boy to the world – who they have called Astala – which they announced on their Twitter pages today.
It is unclear exactly when their little bundle of joy was born, but this afternoon, Peaches, 23, took to her page and declared: 'yes, it's true – I'M A MUMMY!'
And baby makes four: Peaches Geldof, seen here with fianc Thomas Cohen and their dog Parpy, has given birth to a son
Then she added: 'My little boy is the most beautiful thing in this world. When he holds @tomfromscum's finger with his hand its the sweetest thing ever.'
And Thom added: 'I'm a dad he is the most perfect thing ever so proud of his beautiful mum @peaches_g and overcome with joy x'
A few weeks ago, Peaches told Hello! magazine that they had already decided on a name for their son – and in true Geldof style, it's an unusual one.
Peaches – whose full title is Peaches Honeyblossom Michelle Charlotte Angel Vanessa Geldof – and Thomas have called their little lad Astala Dylan Willow Cohen-Geldof
Proud parents: Peaches and Thomas share a kiss as they had a spot of lunch just a few days ago in north London
She told the publication: 'We found Astala in a baby name book – quite an obscure one. This is going to be a very stylish baby.
'I wanted a Jewish name because my fiance is a Jew and the name is the male version of Esther.'
Peaches's publicist Max Dundas confirmed to
Mail Online: 'Peaches and Thomas are delighted to announce the birth of
their son Astala, both were overjoyed at his arrival this week.'
It is the first child for Peaches and Thomas who announced their engagement last December after dating for a year.
A few weeks later she revealed that she was pregnant and soon after that, she said it was due on Tuesday, the
24th, which would have been the birthday of her late mother Paula
Geldof, who would have turned 53.
She told Hello! she
felt the due date was a message from her mother, who died aged 41 in
2000 after an accidental heroin overdose.
She said: 'It was amazing for me when they told me that, very emotional and touching and just really beautiful. I was so happy.
feel like it’s a little wink from my mum; her way of sending a message
to let me know that she’s watching over me and my baby.'
'She is watching over me': Peaches, aged three, with her late mother Paula Yates