Monday 26 September 2016

I'm so excited to finally meet our miracle baby, says Xpose's Aisling O'Loughlin

Eimear Rabbitt

Published 12/04/2016 | 08:21

TV3's Collette Fitzpatrick and Aisling O'Loughlin from Xpose pictured enjoying the Afternoon Tea Party and Bunny Hop in aid of Downs Syndrome Kerry in the Malton Hotel Killarney on Sunday when over 400 people supported the event.
TV3's Collette Fitzpatrick and Aisling O'Loughlin from Xpose pictured enjoying the Afternoon Tea Party and Bunny Hop in aid of Downs Syndrome Kerry in the Malton Hotel Killarney on Sunday when over 400 people supported the event.

TV3 star Aisling O'Loughlin is blooming ahead of the arrival of her third child next month.

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The 37-year-old will welcome her third son with partner Nick MacInnes this May and can't wait to meet the new addition to her family.

The straight-talking host said she had come to terms with having only two children after photographer Nick was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia two years ago.

"Nick wasn't supposed to be able to do this," Aisling said of her third pregnancy.

"Because he was blasted with chemotherapy and we had come to terms with that.

"We had our two boys and Nick has two older boys himself. So this is our miracle baby. We are thrilled, but this is the last one."

Nick was diagnosed with cancer just six weeks after Aisling gave birth to their second son and their household is now getting back to normal after an emotional rollercoaster.

"He [Nick] is a very lucky chap," Aisling said.

"He's doing really well. He still goes into Vincent's Hospital for check-ups, but so far, so good.

"It was a brush with death and he managed to avoid it, thanks to the miracles of modern medicine.

"He was a dead man walking and now they have rejuvenated him."

While she is a mum to two boys, Aisling has a very laid-back approach to motherhood and said she had no problem with her sons showing their feminine side.

"I think I would treat a girl the very same as how I treat the boys. My lads love getting dressed up, they love my high heels and I let them at it.

"I'm not into that gender conditioning thing. If I had girls I would be the exact same, you have to let them do what comes naturally," she told the RTE Guide.

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