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Lauren Conrad welcomes her first child with husband William Tell

The former Hills star announced her baby's safe arrival on Instagram

by Gemma Strong

Congratulations to Lauren Conrad, who has become a first-time mummy! The former Hills star and her husband William Tell welcomed a baby boy on 5 July, with Lauren taking to Instagram to share the news of her son's safe arrival. She shared a photo of a cross-stitch showing her holding their little boy, alongside William, and the couple's two dogs Chloe and Fitz, with the words, 'The Tells, And then there were 5' stitched underneath. Alongside the image, the proud new mum: "He's here! We're so excited to welcome Liam James Tell into the world!"

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Lauren Conrad has welcomed her first child, a baby boy named Liam James Tell

Lauren revealed the news of her pregnancy via Instagram on New Year's Day, sharing a photo of her sonogram, writing: "Happy New Year! I have a feeling 2017 is going to be the best year yet…" In an interview with the July issue of Fit Pregnancy and Baby, the 31-year-old admitted she "really wanted" to have a little boy. "My husband kept saying, 'We just want a healthy baby.' And I'd say, 'But a boy would be nice!'" She explained: "I was a wild little tomboy, so I think I understand boys. My mum always told me that nobody loves you like a son does, especially when he's young."

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Lauren has been married to husband William Tell since September 2014

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Speaking to Parents magazine about the birth itself, Lauren shared: "My friends have said, 'Have a plan, but don’t be so committed that you're unwilling to change if you need to.' I'm not worried about the pain that comes with giving birth. Maybe I'm just naïve, but it's pretty low on my list of concerns. I feel like women have been doing this forever."