A new Stripe


NEW YORK (AP) – It’s a girl for White Stripes frontman Jack White and his wife, model Karen Elson.

The couple welcomed their first child, Scarlett, on Tuesday in Tennessee, where they recently bought a new home, White’s representative Chloe Walsh said Thursday.

White married Elson in June 2005 in a ceremony in Brazil.

White’s ex-wife and White Stripes drummer Meg White was maid of honor.

White, 30, began dating Elson, 27, after he and actress Renee Zellweger ended their two-year relationship in 2004. The red-haired Elson appears in the White Stripes’ video for the song “Blue Orchid.”

The singer-guitarist recently formed the Raconteurs, a Detroit group including singer-songwriter Brendan Benson. The band will release their debut album May 16.

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