David and Victoria Beckham have received messages of congratulations from their celeb pals after they became parents to daughter Harper Seven.

The baby was delivered yesterday (July 10) at Cedars Sinai hospital in Los Angeles.

Victoria’s former Spice Girls colleagues Mel B and Emma Bunton were among those who expressed their joy following the birth.

Harper has become increasingly popular in the US as a first name. It is thought the addition of Seven is a reference to David’s shirt number from his time at Manchester United.

The child’s name was announced by David on his Facebook page. “I am so proud and excited to announce the birth of our daughter Harper Seven Beckham,” he said.

“She weighed a healthy 7lbs 10oz and arrived at 7.55 this morning, here in LA. Victoria is doing really well and her brothers are delighted to have a baby sister xx.”

Mel B, who is expecting her third child later this year, expressed her excitement on Twitter, writing: “Congrats!!! Yipeee another spice baby is born, damn it wish it was me this AM cos I feel like I’m about to POP!”

And Emma sent a ‘big kiss’ to her former bandmate, adding: “Can’t wait to meet your gorgeous little girl.”

The Beckhams, who married in 1999, already have three boys – Brooklyn, 11, Romeo, eight, and Cruz, five.

Just days ago LA Galaxy star, David, 36, posted a picture of his heavily pregnant wife on Facebook. Beneath the shot – in which the singer-turned-designer, 37, appeared to be sunbathing – he wrote: “Took this pic of Victoria while she wasn’t looking. She looks amazing, so close now to the baby being born!”