Baby announcement: Petra Ecclestone has given birth to a girl

Baby announcement: Petra Ecclestone has given birth to a girl
British heiress Petra Ecclestone has given birth to a baby girl, ! Online can reveal. Petra, 24, and her businessman husband James Stunt, have named their daughter Lavinia.

! Online understands that the baby was born at the end of February. Petra gave birth in a London hospital but has since flown back to LA, where she lives in The Manor, the former home of Aaron and Tori Spelling, which Petra purchased for a reported $85million in 2011.


Petra had not confirmed the birth until this week, and had even remained quiet about the pregnancy. The first hint that Petra – daughter of Formula 1 billionaire Bernie Ecclestone – had welcomed her baby girl came on Monday when she was spotted shopping with her mother Slavica in Beverly Hills, with no sign of a baby bump. In photos taken in February, Petra was clearly heavily pregnant. But this week, she displayed her slim figure beneath a grey jumper and leggings.

This is the first child for Petra and James, who married in a lavish ceremony in August 2011.

Petra,  an accessories designer, will be raising her baby in opulent surroundings. Since moving into her LA home, she is said to have redecorated it from top to bottom, and there will certainly be a luxurious nursery.

The arrival of Petra and James” firstborn marks the start of celebrations for the Ecclestone family. This summer Petra”s sister Tamara, 28, will tie the knot with Jay Rutland after a whirlwind romance. The nuptials look set to match those of the new parents, whose three-day extravaganza is reported to have cost Bernie something in the region of £12million.