Westlife’s Mark Feehily reveals he is expecting first child with boyfriend Cailean

29 May 2019, 10:51

By Tom Eames

Congratulations are in order for Westlife singer Mark Feehily, who is going to be a dad for the first time.

The Irish star revealed that he is to welcome a baby with his fiancé Cailean O'Neill.

Feehily and his boyfriend of six years announced the news yesterday (May 28), the same day as the singer’s 39th birthday.

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"It really makes this my most special birthday EVER to let everyone know that later this year we will become Dads for the first time," they said in a caption together on Instagram, alongside a photo of a baby scan and babygrow.

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

Westlife are currently touring their sold-out reunion shows across the UK and Ireland, with Mark joining Shane Filan, Nicky Byrne and Kian Egan.

"Such huge excitement here today. Not only is it Mark’s birthday, but then for him and Cailean to share the news that they are having a baby," Kian said in congratulations. "You gotta love this Westlife family. 10 Westlife babies now."

"So happy for you guys! You two are gonna be the BEST parents," said Shane Filan’s wife, Gillian.

Mark and Cailean were engaged in the Maldives last February. The Westlife star also revealed his plans to start a family before he turned 40.