Former Spice Girls star Geri Horner, aka Ginger Spice, had reportedly named her newborn son after her late friend George Michael.  

The singer and her husband Christian Horner were celebrating after welcoming their second child together with Geri confirming the happy news on her official Twitter page saying: "Christian and I are delighted to announce our baby boy was born this morning weighing 7lbs 8oz (sic)."

Horner later revealed the name of her new baby boy on Instagram, posting a black and white photo of the baby's leg in her and her husband's hands, along with the caption: "Montague George Hector Horner arrived this morning, a beautiful little brother for Bluebell and Olivia."

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Reports suggest the 44-year-old gave her son, who she calls Monty, George's name in tribute to her close friend following his death on Christmas Day.

The two were very close friends and George's ex partner Kenny Goss is godfather to her ten year old daughter, Bluebell.

Following the pop icon's death over Christmas, Geri posted a message which said "So so sad, RIP George, a dear friend, the kindest, most generous and talented person." 

News of the new arrival comes less than a day after Horner posted a picture of herself and her baby bump on Instagram, with the simple message "Hello."

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Their baby was born on fellow Spice Girl Emma Bunton's birthday, with the Baby Spice star tweeting: "Amazing news, so happy! #birthdaytwins #birthdaymade love you all. Xxx."

The Ginger Spice star revealed in October that she was expecting a baby with Horner, posting a sketch of a pregnant woman along with the caption "God bless mother nature, #mamaspice".

The 44-year-old singer married the Formula One star in May 2015, having gone public with their relationship in March 2014.

The singer already has a 10-year-old daughter Bluebell from a previous relationship with screenwriter Sacha Gervasi, while Horner has daughter Olivia with his former wife Beverley Allen.

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