He shocked fans Friday when he revealed that he was the father of a girl.
And James Arthur has now shared an adorable image of his newborn daughter Emily’s face for the first time.
The sweet snapshot shows the singer, 34, on his phone in the hospital, with a little Emily tucked into his jacket and her face peeking out.
Touching: James Arthur has now shared an adorable image of his newborn daughter Emily’s face for the first time
Tribute: Captioning the shot, he revealed that he had written a new song for her, called Heartbeat, which had been the background to her baby announcement.
Captioning the shot, he revealed that he had written a new song for her, called Heartbeat, which had been the background to her baby announcement.
He joked that if Emily let him, he would share the new song with his fans while thanking them for their support.
James wrote: “We’re catching up on all the comments and love thank you all for the lovely reaction to the song I attached to the announcement about the arrival of this little one peeking out of my jacket.”
‘I wrote Heartbeat for her and we thank you for the love and support. It was meant to be hers, but if she lets me, I could share the full version with you. Let us know if she’d like to hear it!’
The X Factor winner had not revealed that he was expecting a child after rekindling his romance with Jessica Grist earlier in the year.
James revealed that they had named their newborn daughter Emily as a touching tribute to a miscarriage the couple suffered last year.
Surprise! The X Factor winner had not revealed that he was expecting a child after rekindling his romance with Jessica Grist earlier in the year.
In a black and white video, he shared: “In the last few days, someone made an unexpected arrival,” adding: “Dear Emily, welcome to the world…”
The clip saw James cuddling his newborn as she clutched at his finger.
Last year, James revealed that his single Emily, which contained a message for an unborn child, was written while his partner was pregnant, but she tragically lost the baby.
Candid: Last year, James revealed that his single Emily, which contained a message for an unborn child, was written while his partner was pregnant, but she tragically lost the baby
Baby joy! James made the shocking announcement in an Instagram video of his new song Heartbeat.
James wrote emotional lyrics as an ode to his unborn baby, including “I’m going to ask your mother to marry me” and “I feel a love I can’t believe: you are everything.”
Speaking in An hour with Andy Jaye podcast, James said that when he put together the song, his partner was pregnant, so the lyrics were meant to tell the child that the singer had been “living with an empty soul” until she came along.
In the lyrics of his song, James stated, “I needed life and life came and gave me Emily.” You make me a better man than I’ll ever be, never be, never be, thanks to you Emily.’
More: In January it was reported that James had rekindled his romance with girlfriend Jessica Grists after nine years together.
When asked if it was written for a daughter-to-be, James said: “To be honest, when it first came out I billed it like that, but I spoke to my partner and at the time it was a realistic prospect.” She was pregnant.
What is an ectopic pregnancy?
An ectopic pregnancy is when a fertilized egg implants outside the uterus, usually in one of the fallopian tubes.
The fallopian tubes are the tubes that connect the ovaries to the uterus.
If an egg gets stuck in them, it will not develop as a baby and your health may be at risk if the pregnancy continues.
Unfortunately, it is not possible to save the pregnancy. It usually needs to be removed with medication or an operation.
In the UK around 1 in 80-90 pregnancies is ectopic. This is about 12,000 pregnancies a year.
‘Unfortunately it didn’t work. It didn’t go very far, it was a couple of months and she had an ectopic pregnancy. Then she lost the child, and she didn’t really want to talk about it.
“But he actually said ‘I think it’s very important that you do it’, just because there’s so little information out there, and I would actually echo that.”
She admitted that she was pretty quick with the song, because people usually wait longer before discussing a pregnancy to make sure the baby has made it through the rough first few weeks.
James said: “I remember at the time saying ‘So you’ve got to wait 14 weeks, or whatever, before you can celebrate this, and I was writing the songs about it: I’m going to be a father. .
“I was thinking about having the hopes and fears that anyone would have about having a child. And unfortunately it didn’t work.
“But the song was special to us and we felt it was one of the strongest songs on the record.
And the record label said, “We think you should release this song.” I guess it’s a song for my future daughter, who I would still call Emily. So it made sense to put it that way. I was having a child. I guess it’s a little weird that people hear that.
In January it was reported that James had rekindled his romance with Jessica after they split in May last year..
said a source Sun that, after nine years of on-and-off dating, James and Jessica have ‘distanced’ and feel that the relationship has ‘run its course’.
The source revealed: “James and Jessica have a lot of history, so they will always have a special place in each other’s hearts, but the truth is, they broke up and decided it didn’t work anymore.”
“There was no big drama and they are still friends, but nevertheless it is a blow to both of them because they have been together for so long.”
“It seems the relationship has run its course now and James is focusing on his music, because he has a big year ahead of him, he recently signed a new record deal and he has a new album and tour coming up, so he is fully immersed in his work.
This wasn’t the first split for James and Jessica. The couple previously ended their relationship in 2015 before rekindling their romance two years later.
If you have been affected by the subject of this story, please call the Miscarriage Association helpline on 01924 200799.
Hard: The singer revealed that he was ready to become a father when he wrote the song, and even after losing the baby, his partner convinced him to release the song