My father besotted with new grandson: Peaches Geldof

Updated: May 14, 2012, 15:43 PM IST

London: New mother Peaches Geldof says her father Irish singer Bob Geldolf is besotted with his new grandson Astala.

The 23-year-old star, whose mother is the late Paula Yates, says her father just can`t get enough of two-month-old Astala and she thinks it`s because he finally has a boy in the family, reported a magazine.

"He was incredibly gentle with Astala; he took him aside and was so quiet, which isn`t something my dad`s renowned for. He`s besotted with Astala because he`s his first grandchild but especially, I think, because he`s the first boy in the family," she said.

Besides Peaches, Bob has three other daughters Fifi, 29, Pixie, 21, and 15-year-old Heavenly, who he adopted after the deaths of her parents, Bob`s ex-wife Paula and her lover Michael Hutchence.

Peaches says her father`s phone screensaver is a picture of Astala, her child with her musician fiance Thomas Cohen.