Sophie B. Hawkins is a mom again ... at 50!!
The singer gave birth to daughter Esther Ballantine, her second child, on July 7, her rep confirmed to Us Weekly. The baby was born at New York Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell Campus, the same place her mama was delivered!
I was born here too! pic.twitter.com/jUtqugEcco— Sophie B. Hawkins (@therealsophieb) July 7, 2015
I was born here too! pic.twitter.com/jUtqugEcco
After being implanted with her own 20-year-old frozen embryo, Sophie — who is also mom to a six-year-old son, Dashiell — announced in February that she was expecting a girl.
“I found Dashiell really needs a sibling,” she told People at the time. “My son has one parent who’s 50. I want him to have a family of young people too!”
Dashiell's last day of school pic.twitter.com/Cvaj1n5i8F— Sophie B. Hawkins (@therealsophieb) June 26, 2015
Dashiell's last day of school pic.twitter.com/Cvaj1n5i8F
Although the musician knew she wanted to expand her family, not everyone was excited about her decision to have another child so late in life.
“Even my mother thought I was a cockeyed optimist," Sophie wrote in April. "[She said] ‘I’ll support you emotionally, but I don’t think it’s a good idea.'"
Congrats to the new family-of-three!