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David Beckham, wife Victoria welcome a baby girl

LONDON (AP) _ David Beckham's spokesman said that the soccer star's wife Victoria has given birth to a healthy baby girl on Sunday.

Simon Oliveira said that the celebrity couple are ``delighted to announce the birth of their daughter.''

``Happy and healthy she arrived at 7.55 am this morning at Cedars Sinai hospital in Los Angeles and weighed 7lbs 10oz,'' Oliveira posted on Twitter, adding that the Beckhams' three sons ``are excited to welcome their baby sister to the family.''

The Beckhams, who married in 1999 and whose celebrity is entrenched on both sides of the Atlantic, already have three boys: Brooklyn, 11, Romeo, 8, and Cruz, 5.

British soccer player David Beckham holds the Olympic torch at a Torchbearer nomination event in Canary Wharf, London (AP-Yonhap News)
British soccer player David Beckham holds the Olympic torch at a Torchbearer nomination event in Canary Wharf, London (AP-Yonhap News)


The family have yet to announce a name for the little girl, who was born the morning after Beckham scored directly from a corner kick to give the Los Angeles Galaxy a 2-1 victory over the Chicago Fire, extending his team's Major League Soccer unbeaten streak to 12 matches.

The 36-year-old Beckham captained England's national team from 2000 to 2006. He played for Manchester United and Spain's Real Madrid before moving to L.A. to join the Galaxy in 2007.

Thirty-seven-year-old Victoria Beckham found fame as a singer for 1990s girl band the Spice Girls and has since become a fixture of the fashion circuit.

Just days ago the LA Galaxy star posted a picture of his heavily pregnant wife on Facebook. Beneath the image _ which appeared to show his wife sunbathing _ Beckham wrote: ``Took this pic of Victoria while she wasn't looking. She looks amazing, so close now to the baby being born!''

 

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데이비드 베컴 부부, 딸 출산



(로스앤젤레스=연합뉴스) 최재석 특파원 = 영국 출신의 축구스타 데이비드 베컴(36.LA캘럭시) 부부가 10일 딸을 출산했다.

베컴의 대변인 시먼 올리베이라는 베컴의 부인 빅토리아가 이날 아침 미국 로스 앤젤레스(LA)의 시더스 사이나이 병원에서 3.45㎏의 건강한 아이를 낳았다고 밝혔다 .

베컴 부부는 "그들의 딸 출산을 발표하게 돼 기뻐하고 있다"고 이 대변인은  덧 붙였다.

1999년 결혼한 베컴 부부는 이미 11세와 8세, 5세의 세 아들을 두고 있다.

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