Christina Aguilera is to welcome her first child with husband Jordan Bratman, U.S. tabloids have confirmed.
Rumours had been circulating for months that the couple, who tied the knot November 2005 in Napa Vally, CA, were expecting a new edition to their household, and this week, the pop singers father has confirmed the news.
He tells American magazine Life & Style, "I'm so excited. I want Christina to achieve all her goals. I wish her all the happiness in the world."
Aguilera herself has yet to talk to press or issue a statement, but a source close to the 26-year-old adds, "She's thrilled. She's feeling wonderful and taking good care of herself. She's been planning this for a while, so her health is better than it's ever been.
"Christina's seen women with great careers, like Gwen Stefani, also raise great kids, and she feels as if she can follow their example."