Westlife's Mark Feehily welcomes first child with soon-to-be husband

Publish Date
Wednesday, 9 October 2019, 12:31PM

Congratulations are in order for Westlife star Mark Feehily, who has just become a first-time father!

The 39-year-old singer took to Instagram to share the exciting news he and his fiancé Cailean O'Neill had welcomed a daughter into the world last Tuesday.

Alongside a photo from the hospital ward of the new dads holding onto the trolley carrying their baby daughter, who is bundled up in blankets, Mark wrote: "Baby Layla born safe and sound @7.27pm on October 1st 2019!"

"We're the happiest Dads in the world!"

The couple - who have been together for six years - announced they were expecting their first child in May before revealing in July that they were set to welcome a girl.

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Captioning a photo of them holding an ultrasound photo, the 'Flying Without Wings' singer wrote: "Thanks for all the Birthday wishes everyone!! 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… This is the proudest moment of our lives and we are beyond excited to say it out loud! M&Cx."

Mark popped the question to Cailean back in February on a romantic holiday in the Maldives. At the time, Mark divulged it would be the 'dream' to become a father and have his own kids 'running around' him.

The tot is thought to be the result of a surrogate.