Jessica Sutta has given birth to her first child.
The Pussycat Dolls star, 39, and her husband Mikey Marquart have welcomed a little boy called Michael Jesse ‘MJ’ Marquart, who was born on May 25.
Sharing the happy news with fans on Wednesday, the new mom revealed that baby MJ weighed 8lbs 6oz and was born at St. John’s Hospital in Santa Monica, California.
Congratulations! Jessica Sutta has given birth to her first child, a baby boy called Micheal Jesse ‘MJ’ Marquart (pictured in April)
Speaking to Entertainment Tonight, Jessica said: ‘She [Dr. Lacampo] and her team are amazing!
‘After pushing for four hours, I ended up having a C-section and they moved fast and quickly and made it less intimidating for me, because I was definitely nervous.
‘But there was so much joy and amazing chemistry between nurses and doctors that they made the experience a comfortable and an unforgettable one!
‘They even played rock music during the surgery, and when MJ was born he came out to Good Times Bad Times by Led Zeppelin.’
Exciting news: Jessica revealed she was expecting her first child with her musician husband Mikey Marquart in March (pictured together in April 2019)
‘I can’t wait for everyone to meet him!’: The proud new mom also shared her baby news with fans on Instagram, gushing that she and Mickey are ‘adjusting to their new roles as parents’
A representative for the family added: ‘Mommy, Baby and Daddy are now safe and doing well at home, enjoying their new family.’
While Jessica also took to Instagram, penning: ‘He’s here! I am thrilled for you to meet our beautiful baby boy Michael Jesse “MJ” Marquart, born on 5/25 at 8lbs 6oz & delivered by the amazing Dr. Karla Iacampo + team at St. John’s Hospital.
‘Mikey & I can’t wait for everyone to meet him, but for now, we will be adjusting to our new roles as parents to this beautiful boy. Thanks for all your love and support!’
Her Pussycat Dolls bandmates were quick to congratulate her on social media, with them gushing that they ‘can’t wait’ to meet the new addition.
Kimberly Wyatt penned that she’s ‘beyond happy’ for Jessica while Carmit Bachar told the singer to ‘soak every second up and rest too’.
Well wishes: Jessica’s bandmates flooded the comments with congratulatory messages, with them all saying they ‘can’t wait to meet’ little MJ
Close bond: The Pussycat Dolls L-R Carmit Bachar, Kimberly Wyatt, Nicole Scherzinger, Jessica Sutta, Ashley Roberts
Jessica – who married Mikey in 2019 – confirmed she was expecting a baby in March this year, when she said 2021 has been an ‘exciting’ year so far.
She said: ‘It’s been an exciting year for me so far. I got some crazy news to share. I’m having a baby. I’m due in May. I’ve always wanted to be a mommy.
‘I swear, I’m going to get so emotional because I’m finally able to say it … It’s been so exciting and it’s a dream come true.’
The 39-year-old singer also revealed at the time she had already named her baby MJ, but wasn’t sure if the name would stick.
She added: ‘I’m having a little boy named MJ. It’s just been an incredible journey. What a beautiful gift that 2020 gave me …
‘He feels like an MJ to me, but he could be a Mikey, a Jesse, a Zion, or maybe he’ll make up his own name when he gets older. Whatever he wants.
Glowing: The Pussycat Dolls star tied the knot back in September 2019 (pictured in March)
‘It’s his life. I’m just going to have the pleasure of being his mother, and I’m going to let him live and be exactly who he wants to be.’
Jessica’s happy baby news comes after it was reported that The Pussycat Dolls were set to sign a new management deal ahead of releasing new music in 2021.
It is thought that the band – Nicole Scherzinger, Ashley Roberts, Kimberly Wyatt, Carmit Bachar and Jessica- impressed music execs with the success of their comeback hit React and are speaking to several American firms, reports The Sun.
Although announcing their launch back onto the music scene in 2019, the band have had to reschedule their reunion tour twice amid the coronavirus pandemic.
It has now been claimed that the girl-band have peaked the interest of Madonna and Britney Spears’ management company, Maverick, as well as being in discussing with other big firms.
A source said in January: ‘The pandemic has hampered plans for The Pussycat Dolls but as far as they are concerned, they’re all raring to get going as soon as it’s safe to do so.
‘This new team is great news for them and they’ve got a handful of songs which they are plotting to release when they can all safely get together again.
‘With half of the group in the UK and half in the US, it is tricky, but they are determined to release some singles in 2021.’