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Singer Sophie B. Hawkins Gives Birth To Baby Girl At Age 50

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 08:  Singer-songwriter Sophie B. Hawkins attends the Riverside Park Conservancy Benefit Gala celebrating
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 08: Singer-songwriter Sophie B. Hawkins attends the Riverside Park Conservancy Benefit Gala celebrating Riverside Park's 135th Anniversary at West 79th Street Boat Basin on June 8, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Janette Pellegrini/Getty Images for Riverside Park Conservancy)

Esther is the second child for the 50-year-old singer, who is best known for her tunes from the 90s, including "Damn, I Wish I Was Your Lover," "As I Lay Me Down" and "Right Beside You," and gave birth to son Dashiell in 2008.

 Hawkins confirmed the good news to Us Weekly, telling the magazine, "Dashiell and I are ecstatic to finally be with our beautiful girl. Our family is now complete!"

The singer announced she was expecting her second child back in February. She told People magazine that her age wasn't a concern. 

“I went through waking up crying and saying, ‘Am I too old? Will I suddenly at 51 have my knees give out?'” she said. “Now I don’t have any of those fears because I feel healthy and strong. I’m also setting up a good net of support, and that’s the key to anybody having a child.”

Hawkins, who split with her partner of 17 years, Gigi Gaston, in 2014, wrote about the idea of raising a second child as a single mother on her blog on People this past April

"I wasn’t ready to let go of being the mother of one," she wrote, "knowing that two would make us a stronger family."

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