Los Angeles: Singer Bryan Adams became a first time father after long time girlfriend and personal assistant Alicia Grimaldi gave birth to a baby girl on Easter.

The 51-year-old singer was delighted to welcome the baby on Good Friday and named her Mirabella Bunny, reported a magazine.

"She arrived like all good Easter bunnies on Easter Friday. Mother and baby are both well and happy. Thanks in advance for your kind thoughts and wishes," Adams said.

The hitmaker was honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on March 11, the same month he announced the news he was about to become a dad.