By LIZ THOMAS and BEN TODD
Expecting: David and Victoria Beckham with sons Brooklyn, Cruz and Romeo at the BBC Sport Personality of the Year Awards last month
For years her house has been dominated by boys…but Victoria Beckham may finally have a girl after her husband announced the couple are expecting their fourth child.
Both Beckhams have told of their desire to add to their brood after having three boys – Brooklyn, now 11, Romeo, eight, and Cruz, five.
The baby is expected in the summer, but close friends say the couple do not want to know the sex of the child before it is born.
Beckham posted details on his Facebook page telling fans and friends: ‘I’ve got great news to tell you. Victoria and I are expecting a fourth child this summer. The boys are very excited about the arrival of their new brother or sister.’
The couple are understood to have told extended friends and family over the weekend – hosting a celebratory dinner last night.
The former Spice Girl turned fashion designer, 36, has often hinted at her desire for a daughter.
Announcement: Proud father David put the news on his official Facebook page
She said in one interview that should could imagine ‘painting her nails, putting on make-up, and choosing clothes’ with her.
Last year she said: ‘Everyone keeps asking me if I would like to have a little girl and I think, at some point, if I am lucky enough to have another baby, that would be great. If I am blessed enough.’
Pregnant... but still in heels: Victoria and David Beckham at LAX airport on December 27
Rugged up: Victoria was wearing a thick coat on December 31 as the family joined the Ramsays in California
The couple, who have been married for almost 12 years, have put on a show of unity in recent months after being dogged by allegations that Beckham had been unfaithful.
They filed a lawsuit against a U.S. magazine that alleged he slept with a prostitute. Beckham has also denied claims in court papers by the ex-husband of Hollywood jeweller Shery Shabani that she had an affair with him.
The couple are in Britain until the end of February while she prepares her latest collection for fashion week in London and New York, and he trains with Tottenham Hotspur before returning to the U.S. for the start of the football season there.
The couple’s main home is a £14million mansion in Beverly Hills but they have yet to decide where they will live once his contract with LA Galaxy expires in November.
Beckham, 35, had been in talks with Tottenham to return on a ten-week loan but the deal fell through.
Congratulations: Kylie Minogue was one of the first celebrities to send her best wishes on Twitter
From one pregnant woman to another: Amanda Holden, who is expecting her second child in March, also sent her congratulations
Maternity style: Victoria when she was pregnant with Cruz in 2004
Speculation had increased that they would return to the UK after they put on hold plans to sell their £18million home in Hertfordshire, known as Beckingham Palace.
Last month, David spoke publicly of his love for his wife after winning the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Sports Personality of the Year Awards.
He said: ‘Not only has she given me three amazing boys... she is truly an inspiration for me every single day.’
Among the first to congratulate the fashion designer was Kylie Minogue, who wrote on her Twitter page: 'WOW... congratulations to Victoria Beckham and David... fourth child on the way.'
Tv Presenter Amanda Holden, who is pregnant with her second child, added: 'Great news that the Beckhams are expecting their fourth child. Hope they get a pink one.'
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