Simply Red's Mick Hucknall Will Be First-Time Dad

mickandgabriella.jpgMick Hucknall, founder of the band Simply Red, has announced that he will soon become a father for the first time. Hucknall, who is 46, and his partner Gabriella Wesberry, who speaks six languages and is in her 30s, are expecting a daughter in June. The couple began dating in 1995 but broke up due to Hucknall�s constant touring schedule with Simply Red. They got back together in 2003. Wesberry is the director of Hucknall�s wine company, which has a vineyard on the slopes of Mt. Etna in Italy.

Hucknall, the British-born singer who has homes in England, France and Italy, has earned quite a reputation in the past as a ladies� man by dating some of the world's most glamorous women, including actresses Catherine Zeta-Jones and Brigitte Nielsen, as well as tennis player Steffi Graf. Hucknall, who has never married, has said that he may one day consider marriage, but only after he had kids.

Hucknall and Simply Red are looking forward to the March 12 release of a new album, Stay, which features the smooth jazz hit �So Not Over You.�