NW: Its Official: Britney Pregnant!

Pop singer Britney Spears is overjoyed at news she is expecting her first child with husband Kevin Federline. Reveals a source, “Britney has told her closest friends and family, ‘It’s official, I’m pregnant.’” Ending the star’s anxious wait and months of speculation, the source adds, “Britney says that the baby is due in October so she’s a few months along, but she doesn’t want to announce it to her fans just yet.”

Britney, 23, was spotted with Kevin, 26, leaving a doctor’s office in Beverly Hills earlier this month, holding her chihuahua and a CD, believed to contain scans of their unborn child. “Britney emerged after two hours looking very happy and clutching what appeared to be a scan,” according to one eyewitness. The star’s figure has been at the centre of rumours for several weeks, with onlookers noting her growing belly and larger breasts. While some had speculated that the singer’s junk food diet was the cause, sources close to Brit know that’s not the reason this time.

“There’s no mistaking that she’s sporting a slightly rounded belly, which is not the result of eating too much junk food. It’s an open secret in Hollywood that she’s having a baby. “There’s been much speculation about Britney putting on weight and what it means, but that’s not important to her now,” reveals an insider. “She’s just so happy that she and Kevin are having a baby. That’s all that matters to Britney.” A notorious junk food fan, the star is even believed to be following a nutritionist-devised healthy eating plan and has given up smoking. In addition, Britney has been spotted trying on maternity outfits at Santa Monica store, Babystyle.