Friday 26 May 2017

Brian McFadden's daughter Molly (15) moving to Ireland to live with his parents

Brian McFadden, centre, left, daughter Molly and right, Brian with ex-wife Kerry Katona
Brian McFadden, centre, left, daughter Molly and right, Brian with ex-wife Kerry Katona
Brian McFadden among guests on The Late Late Show in 2013
Vogue Williams with Brian McFadden's daughters Mollie and Lilly Sue
Brian McFadden with daughters Mollie and Lilly and estranged wife Vogue Williams.
Brian McFadden & Vogue Williams in Dublin in 2013
Brian McFadden & his new girlfriend Danielle Parkinson go on a double date with his Boyzlife partner Keith Duffy and his wife Lisa Duffy at Wishbone Restaurant on Montague Street, Dublin
Brian McFadden & his new girlfriend Danielle Parkinson go on a double date with his Boyzlife partner Keith Duffy and his wife Lisa Duffy at Wishbone Restaurant on Montague Street, Dublin
Vogue Williams and Brian McFadden
Vogue Williams attends the launch of '43 Face' at 43 Face on April 17, 2014 in London, England.
Vogue Williams and Brian McFadden attend the M&M's Characters Election launch party at M&M's World on April 14, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Singer Kerry Katona is pictured leaving the ITV studios with her daughters Molly and Lilly-Sue after co-presenting Loose Women. Picture: Simon Earl / Splash News
Vogue Williams attends the National Lottery Awards at Pinewood Studios on September 12, 2014 in Iver Heath, England. (Photo by John Phillips/Getty Images)
Vogue Williams attends the Give Me Sport magazine launch party at Library on July 30, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
Guests attend the Marie Keating Golf Classic Dinner 2012 at The K Club, Co. Kildare
Singer Brian McFadden (L) and Vogue Williams attend the the Gala Dinner and Charitable Auction of the Gary Player Invitational presented by Coca-Cola at Sun City Convention Centre on November 15, 2013 in Sun City, South Africa. (Photo by Duif du Toit/Gallo Images/Getty Images)
Brian McFadden & Vogue Williams at the Marie Keating Foundation celebrity golf classic in 2011
Brian McFadden (L) and Delta Goodrem arrive for the official opening of TAG Heuer's first Melbourne boutique at Collins Street on January 14, 2010 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Mark Dadswell/Getty Images)
Brian McFadden with ex-fiancée Delta Goodrem and his children Molly-Marie and Lilly-Sue are seen on March 24, 2008 in Darling Harbour, Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Jamie Fawcett/Getty Images)
Vogue Williams and Brian McFadden attend the Lavazza marquee on Crown Oaks Day at Flemington Racecourse on November 8, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)
Brian McFadden and his girlfriend Vogue Williams are seen outside the Red Bull Racing garage before the Australian Formula One Grand Prix at the Albert Park circuit on March 18, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)
Brian McFadden & Vogue Williams arrive at the Marie Keating Foundation celebrity golf classic dinner in 2011
Vogue Williams and Brian McFadden in 2013
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Brian McFadden's daughter with ex-wife Kerry Katona will be moving to Ireland to live with his parents.

The 15-year-old is no stranger to Irish shores having regularly visited the McFadden family home in Artane, north Dublin over the years, but she will be settling down here shortly and starting school during the next school term in September.

The former Westlife singer splits his time between Dublin and London, but spends most of his time in the UK these days, where his daughters - Molly and Lilly Sue (14) - both live with Katona.

"My oldest is going to school in Dublin in September so she's probably going to live with my mum and dad," he told OK! Magazine.

Singer Kerry Katona is pictured leaving the ITV studios with her daughters Molly and Lilly-Sue after co-presenting Loose Women. Picture: Simon Earl / Splash News
Singer Kerry Katona is pictured leaving the ITV studios with her daughters Molly and Lilly-Sue after co-presenting Loose Women. Picture: Simon Earl / Splash News

He previously lived in Australia for eight years with ex-fiancée Delta Goodrem and later with ex-wife Vogue Williams and moved back to the UK in 2013, saying at the time he was feeling like I was missing all the growing up" of his daughters.

But Molly will be settling with his parents Mairead and Brendan in a matter of months, as he explained: "I think it'll be easier for Molly to concentrate on her exams there. It's going to make things harder for us all to be together but you have to make sacrifices."

McFadden and Katona were married for four years before splitting in 2006. The girls have both appeared with their mother on television recently, most notably an appearance on ITV's Loose Women where they discussed their mother's battle with bipolar disorder last year.

Molly, who is the eldest of Kerry's four children, said she had to "grow up quickly" due to her mother's illness.

Brian McFadden with daughters Mollie and Lilly and estranged wife Vogue Williams.
Brian McFadden with daughters Mollie and Lilly and estranged wife Vogue Williams.

"She wants to do everything all at the same time. She goes crazy but in a good way," she said.

"It's a lot easier to talk about it now were older as we're independent. I'll get up in the morning and make the kids breakfast, because either mum is busy or she having a bad day."

Meanwhile, McFadden's candid interview with the glossy magazine, accompanied by a spread with new girlfriend Danielle Parkinson, a PE teacher from Manchester, he said it was "pointless" to remain in contact with ex Vogue.

"It's very difficult to remain friends unless you've got children. I think it's pointless as it's going to get in the way of you having a future with other people," he explained.

Brian McFadden & his new girlfriend Danielle Parkinson go on a double date with his Boyzlife partner Keith Duffy and his wife Lisa Duffy at Wishbone Restaurant on Montague Street, Dublin
Brian McFadden & his new girlfriend Danielle Parkinson go on a double date with his Boyzlife partner Keith Duffy and his wife Lisa Duffy at Wishbone Restaurant on Montague Street, Dublin
Brian McFadden & Vogue Williams arrive at the Marie Keating Foundation celebrity golf classic dinner in 2011
Brian McFadden & Vogue Williams arrive at the Marie Keating Foundation celebrity golf classic dinner in 2011

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