Canadian-born rock star Bryan Adams is going to become a first-time father at age 51, according to reports. The mother-to-be is Alicia Grimaldi.
That would be Adams' personal assistant. The baby is due in May. A UK news site initially broke the news, citing an unnamed friend of Adams'.
The singer later confirmed the story on Twitter, saying it was mostly true, except for the "friend" part. Then he went on to state without a doubt:
The "Summer of '69" singer will become a dad in the Spring of '11!
“Alicia Grimaldi and I are expecting a baby. She helped me start my foundation years ago and it looks like she’ll be running the family now!”
“Thanks for your support and kind messages, we appreciate it greatly.”
Grimaldi helped set up the foundation in 2004. She graduated from Cambridge University in 2001 with a degree in social and political sciences.
Congratulations to the happy, expectant couple!