Westlife's Brian McFadden expecting baby with fiancée

Catherine Earp
·2-min read
Photo credit: Danielle Parkinson - Instagram
Photo credit: Danielle Parkinson - Instagram

From Digital Spy

Brian McFadden is expecting his first child with fiancée Danielle Parkinson.

The former Westlife singer and his teacher partner have previously struggled with fertility issues.

After failing to fall pregnant following two years of trying, the couple tried IVF treatment. Danielle then naturally fell pregnant on two occasions, but sadly suffered miscarriages both times.

Speaking to OK! Magazine about their news, Brian said that Danielle was now 15 weeks along.

Photo credit: Danielle Parkinson - Instagram
Photo credit: Danielle Parkinson - Instagram

"We're due on 14 May. But they said normally with your first baby it can be early," he said, before Danielle added: "It does [feel like a miracle] but I feel awful saying that, as I've had so many messages on Instagram.

"The IVF community is so lovely and I've heard real traumatic stories from people who have been trying for 10 years, people who have had eight-plus miscarriages, so I feel we got lucky on our third attempt."

Brian is already a parent to two daughters, Molly, 19, and Lilly, 17 from his previous marriage to Kerry Katona.

Discussing how his children are feeling about the news, he said: "Obviously Molly lives in Dublin now, so we don't see her as much as we'd like to, but we're happy now that Lilly's with us as we get to see her a lot more.

"They're very maternal and I can't wait for them to be part of our family life as well. It's going to be good. They're excited. They've been with us since the beginning of the IVF, so they've gone through all the highs and lows."

"They've been very supportive," he continued. "And they're not kids any more. They've been through this before – they've pretty much helped to raise their brother and sisters at home. Both of them were pretty much in tears when they saw the scan, because they've been on the rollercoaster with us."

Sands supports anyone affected by the death of a baby. You can contact the Sands National Helpline on 0808 164 3332, or email helpline@sands.org.uk.

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