'Family was always my number one, but I guess I made selfish decisions,' says Brian McFadden
Brian McFadden has opened up about overcoming his "selfish" behaviour in the past and putting family first.
The former Westlife singer (35) has two daughters Lily (12) and Mollie (14) with ex-wife Kerry Katona and lived in Australia for eight years, where he was a judge on Australia's Got Talent.
But the tv personality has since returned to this hemisphere, dividing his time between Dublin and London.
"I always felt on edge, because I was so far away," he explained to VIP Magazine. "And even doing the work I was doing, it all felt a bit manic. In London, I've a bit more routine with my music and tv show.
"Family have always been my number one, but I guess I made selfish decisions like work-wise living in Australia."
"Maybe I should have taken a job closer to family. I guess I always put my career before my family and friends. Not anymore though.
"I wouldn't live in Australia or America again because it's too far away from the girls."
The Real To Me hitmaker said he always sees the silver lining to any situation, including his recent split with wife Vogue Williams (30). The pair have been regulars in the headlines since announcing their split in June, thanks to their determination to stay friends amid the break-up.
Brian even shared a photo of the two of them on Tuesday night at the Specsavers Spectacle Wearer of the Year event in London, wishing her a happy 30th birthday.
"Of all the bad things that have happened to me, I always try to find the good," he added.
"I have two beautiful, happy, healthy children, I've got great family and friends around me and my career is going well. What more could I ask for?
"Obviously Vogue and me is one thing, but as long as we're all happy, it makes it easier."