Adams Confirms Baby News

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March 14, 2011 | 3:25pm EST

Rocker-turned-photographer Bryan Adams has thanked fans for their well wishes after confirming reports he’s set to become a first-time father.
The Summer of ’69 hitmaker and his longtime girlfriend and personal assistant Alicia Grimaldi are expecting a child in May.

British newspaper The Sunday Telegraph broke the news at the weekend and now the singer has expressed his delight at starting a family.

Adams first confirmed the news via his page, on which he posted a link to rumours about his impending fatherhood. The report featured a quote by an “unnamed friend and neighbour” of the star, prompting him to quip, “this article is sort of correct (except for the ‘friend’ bit).”

And Adams, 51, reveals the pair grew close after they set up his charitable organisation The Bryan Adams Foundation in 2006.

He tells ET Canada, “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.”