With that, baby makes three! There’s news from across the pond that Westlife singer Mark Feehily has just welcomed a baby girl with his fiancé, Cailean O’Neil. The couple is so excited about being first-time parents that they've shared the news on their respective social media accounts. The couple first announced he and O’Neill were expecting a baby with the help of a surrogate earlier this year.
According to The Irish Sun, the 39-year-old took to Instagram to share the happy news. The Irish-born singer shared a photo from the Dublin hospital, where his baby was born. It shows him and O'Neill holding onto their brand new baby daughter, who appears to be bundled up in blankets.
"Baby Layla born safe and sound @7.27pm on October 1st, 2019! We're the happiest Dads in the world!" Feehily wrote in the caption.
Feehily's bandmate Kian Egan was quick to celebrate, commenting on his social media account about how happy he was for the couple. Egan also added that Layla’s birth marks the tenth child born to Westlife bandmates.
Gillian Filan, Shane Filan's wife, said, "So happy for you guys !!!!! You 2 are gonna be the BEST parents."
With that said, 2019 has so far been an incredible year for Feehily. Back in February, the singer announced that he was engaged to O'Neill. Before then, O'Neill had mostly kept to himself and shied away from the spotlight despite knowing that his future husband is one of the biggest pop stars in Ireland. Instead, O'Neill leaves it to Feehily to be the superstar of the couple. Unlike many other partners of pop stars, he prefers to keep out of the camera’s way during major events. The couple have reportedly been together for six years.
“He’s quite a private guy, he stays away from the limelight,” Feehily said in an interview earlier this year. “He’s a really fun guy but he’s not in the music or entertainment scene and he doesn’t like the red carpet.”
Congratulations to both Feehily and O'Neill! There's no doubt that they're enjoying their new life as a family of three. Needless to says, fans can’t wait to see more of their newborn daughter in the future. Hopefully, the couple will document their new life and journey as parents on social media for their fans to see.