23 year old pop star Britney Spears gave birth to her first child, a baby boy, Wednesday afternoon September 14, 2005. According to Us Weekly the baby will be named Preston Michael Spears Federline. This is the 3rd child for Spears' husband Kevin Federline, age 27.
The baby was born by caesarean section. Britney Spears had reportedly said that she was dreading the pain of childbirth and hoped that she would be able to give birth by c-section. Recently Spears told Elle magazine that she considered being pregnant to be "mind blowing."
Britney Spears and Kevin Federline were married last year just months after Spears had ended a 55-hour marriage to childhood friend Jason Alexander. Shortly after being married to Federline, Britney Spears left her longtime manager and announced plans to begin settling down and start a family. In April the happy couple announced the pregnancy.
Although she remains a fixture in gossip circles, Britney Spears' commercial success as a pop singer has faded somewhat in recent years. She has managed only one top 10 pop single in the past 5 years. Spears' new perfume "Fantasy Britney Spears" makes its debut tomorrow. The new baby and new perfume seem certain to keep her in the media spotlight for some time to come. A return to pop music dominance is less assured.