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Westlife's Mark Feehily and fiance to welcome first child later this year

Mark Feehily
Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press
Mark Feehily Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press
Sarah Tulloch

By Sarah Tulloch

Westlife singer Mark Feehily has revealed that he and his fiance will welcome a child later this year.

Feehily and Cailean O'Neill, who have been together for five years, got engaged while on a romantic holiday in the Maldives in February this year.

Posting on social media, the 39-year-old said: "It makes this my most special birthday EVER to let everyone know that later this year we will become Dads for the first time.

"This is the proudest moment of our lives and we are beyond excited to say it out loud! M&Cx"

Before Cailean's identity was revealed shortly after their engagement, Mark had kept details about his boyfriend private, saying that he was "quite shy" about making a red carpet appearance.

When he recently spoke to The Mail on Sunday, Feehily said that he hoped to become a father before he turns 40.

"I am much happier now than I was at at 20. It is all good and well and good being young but I am happier and more settled, so I am in the best place I have ever been," he said.

"It is a very comfortable feeling. Things are getting better the older I get.

"I think people always associate getting older as a negative but I am enjoying it.

"I can't wait to be 40, hopefully I will be turning 40 the happiest man in the world with a family."

The Sligo man celebrates his 39th birthday following five sold out shows at Belfast's SSE Arena as Westlife kicked off their reunion tour.

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