Paul Weller has become a father to twins.

The 53-year-old rocker - who already has five children from previous relationships - and wife Hannah Andrews welcomed sons bowie and John-Paul into the world on Saturday (14.01.12).

A statement on the rocker's website read: "Paul and his wife Hannah are happy to announce that their twins John-Paul and Bowie were born on Saturday (January 14).

"Both boys are healthy and doing well following the birth and Paul and Hannah are thrilled and over the moon.

"Paul would like to thank his fans for all their well wishes over the last few months.

"Congratulations to Paul and Hannah!"

Paul and Hannah - who is almost 30 years younger than the singer - married in a small ceremony on the Italian island of Capri in September 2010.

The couple have been dating since late 2008, and got engaged in April 2010.

The pair met when Hannah provided vocals for his 2008 LP '22 Dreams', and then toured with him and his band.

Their romance started shortly after Paul split from his partner of 13 years Samantha Stock, who he has daughter Jesamine and son Stevie Mac with.

Although he is happy with Hannah, Paul has previously revealed how difficult it was for him to leave Samantha.

He said: "Splitting up was f***ing hard as well. But at the end of the day, I've fallen in love with someone else.

"You can't live a lie. You have to follow your heart."