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Singer Sophie B. Hawkins gives birth at age 50: Find out the baby name

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Rosie O’Donnell’s girlfriend Sophie B. Hawkins gives birth at age 50: 'My family is complete'

Singer Sophie B. Hawkins, best known for her '90s hit song, "Damn, I Wish I Was Your Lover," gave birth to her second child, a baby girl, at age 50. Find out the vintage baby name and how girlfriend Rosie O’Donnell is welcoming the newest member of the family.

Sophie B. Hawkins says it's never too late to start a family, which is why she just gave birth to her second child at the age of 50. Her daughter, Esther Ballantine Hawkins, was born on July 7 in New York City and weighed a healthy eight pounds. Esther is a name of Hebrew origin which means, "star."

Hawkins, who is dating Rosie O’Donnell, also has a 7-year-old son named Dashiell.

"Dashiell and I are ecstatic to finally be with our beautiful girl," she told Us Weekly. "Our family is now complete!"

Hawkins froze 15 embryos when she was 31 and said she thinks this time in her life is the perfect age to raise kids.

"Being 50 is actually an amazing age to have a second child because I am more wise, calm, humorous, appreciative, simple and clear," she said. "I'm not running around looking for love and validation. I live each day full of gratitude, and that's good for my children."

She said she had a healthy pregnancy and she was more worried about losing the closeness with her son Dashiell than anything else.

"I'm in great health and Dashiell was a healthy pregnancy, but the risks emotionally seemed huge," she confessed. "Losing the closeness with Dash, our free and adventurous lifestyle and the risk that he would feel betrayed by my having another child. We've come through serious trauma with depth, healing and humor and that has made our bond even stronger."

Hawkins reportedly plans on raising Esther and Dashiell with O’Donnell, who has five kids of her own. O’Donnell divorced her wife Michelle Rounds in February of this year and the two began dating shortly after.

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