Westlife's Mark Feehily and fiance to welcome first child later this year
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"
— MarkusFeehily (@MarkusFeehily) May 28, 2019
Thanks for all the Birthday wishes everyone!��
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 pic.twitter.com/EtyQ8jE8ru
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.
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Cheers to all who sent kind words of congratulations to us earlier RE our �� news! An overwhelmingly big reaction to be fair didn’t expect it! To celebrate 5 amazing years together and our engagement on our 5th anniversary,here’s some shots of my fiancée Cailean and I,having great craic in various places all around the world. The mystery is no more hehehe...have a great weekend y’all Spk soon! xMx&xCx ❤️����������❤️
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"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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