Tuesday 17 October 2017

Brian McFadden: 'Danielle and I would like to have children in the future'

Brian McFadden and girlfriend Danielle Parkinson
Brian McFadden and girlfriend Danielle Parkinson
Danielle Parkinson and Brian McFadden at the 2017 Marks & Spencer Ireland Marie Keating Foundation Celebrity Golf Classic at the K Club. Picture: Kieran Harnett
Brian McFadden with girlfriend Danielle Parkinson on holiday in Barbados. Picture; The Mega Agency

Sean O’Grady

Brian McFadden has spoken about his relationship with girlfriend Danielle Parkinson, saying the couple are hoping to start a family one day.

The former Westlife singer (37) has two daughters, Molly (15) and Lilly-Sue (14), with his former wife Kerry Katona and he’s hoping to expand his brood with PE teacher Danielle.

The couple have been dating for over a year after meeting at a golfing event and fell hard for each other, with Danielle accompanying Brian on his Boyzlife tour with Keith Duffy just a few weeks after meeting.

“Of course, Danielle and I would like to have children, definitely. I definitely see us having kids in the future,” he said.

Brian McFadden with girlfriend Danielle Parkinson on holiday in Barbados. Picture; The Mega Agency
Brian McFadden with girlfriend Danielle Parkinson on holiday in Barbados. Picture; The Mega Agency

They made their debut as a couple at last year’s Marie Keating Foundation Celebrity Golf Classic and also attended this year’s bash in July.

The pair have mostly kept their relationship under wraps since they began dating, but the former pop star has admitted Daniella makes him “really happy”.

Danielle Parkinson and Brian McFadden at the 2017 Marks & Spencer Ireland Marie Keating Foundation Celebrity Golf Classic at the K Club. Picture: Kieran Harnett
Danielle Parkinson and Brian McFadden at the 2017 Marks & Spencer Ireland Marie Keating Foundation Celebrity Golf Classic at the K Club. Picture: Kieran Harnett

Brian makes frequent trips to England as one-time Olympic athlete hopeful

Danielle is based in Lancashire.

Brian’s daughter Molly moved to Ireland during the summer to do transition year and Brian revealed that she has settled in well.

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“She’s loving it. I think it’s a nice bit of peace and quiet for her,” he said.

“She did her GCSEs last year, and with five kids in the house it was quite difficult to get any study done.

“Now I think she just wants to focus on her studies and be a little more relaxed.”

Speaking at the first birthday party of Dublin’s Wishbone restaurant on Montague street, Brian spoke of his excitement at working on a new solo album, his first since The Irish Connection in 2013.

The Dubliner is hoping to release it around the same time as Boyzone go on their reunion tour next year.

“I’m just starting to make the album. Hopefully it will come out around the same time as the Boyzone album,” he said.

“I’ve only started it, I haven’t recorded anything yet.

“I’m still just writing and trying to find my feet because it’s been a while since I’ve had a solo album.

“I’ve been gigging for years, but it’s nice to have some new material.”

As one half of Boyzlife with Boyzone’s Keith Duffy, Brian said they’re open to other members of either band.

“You never know, we’ve asked Shane Lynch to come and join us before, but it all depends if someone has the time,” he said. “We’re always up for it.”

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