Sunday 25 June 2017

It must be love as Brian McFadden goes public with PE teacher girlfriend Danielle in Dublin

Brian McFadden and Danielle Parkinson at the annual Christmas Ward Walk at Our Lady's Hospital for Sick Children, Dublin
Brian McFadden and Danielle Parkinson at the annual Christmas Ward Walk at Our Lady's Hospital for Sick Children, Dublin
Molly McFadden, Brian McFadden and Danielle Parkinson at the annual Christmas Ward Walk at Our Lady's Hospital for Sick Children, Dublin
Blathnaid Ni Chofaigh at the annual Christmas Ward Walk at Our Lady's Hospital for Sick Children, Dublin
Rosanna Davison at the annual Christmas Ward Walk at Our Lady's Hospital for Sick Children, Dublin
Molly McFadden and Danielle Parkinson at the annual Christmas Ward Walk at Our Lady's Hospital for Sick Children, Dublin
Eric O'Carroll, Jenny O'Carroll and Brendan O'Carroll at the annual Christmas Ward Walk at Our Lady's Hospital for Sick Children, Dublin
Brian McFadden at the annual Christmas Ward Walk at Our Lady's Hospital for Sick Children, Dublin
Chris de Burgh and Rosanna Davison at the annual Christmas Ward Walk at Our Lady's Hospital for Sick Children, Dublin
Brian McFadden and Danielle Parkinson at the annual Christmas Ward Walk at Our Lady's Hospital for Sick Children, Dublin

Sean O'Grady

It looks like it's love for Brian McFadden and new girlfriend Danielle Parkinson.

The former Westlife star and the PE teacher (both 36) made their first public appearance as a couple at Our Lady's Children's Hospital in Crumlin for the annual celebrity ward walk.

It was a family day out for Brian who also brought along his eldest daughter Molly (15), with the trio all smiles as they donned Santa hats for the festive singalong.

The event, which was attended by Chris de Burgh and his daughter Rosanna Davison and Mrs Brown's Boys stars Brendan and Jenny O'Carroll, was a media spectacle, but Parkinson chose to only pose for a select few photos and kept a low profile as she adjusts to life in the limelight.

Brian McFadden and Danielle Parkinson at the annual Christmas Ward Walk at Our Lady's Hospital for Sick Children, Dublin
Brian McFadden and Danielle Parkinson at the annual Christmas Ward Walk at Our Lady's Hospital for Sick Children, Dublin

They have been pictured together in Dublin and London in recent months as their romance heats up and haven't been shy about sharing their new love on social media, but yesterday marked their first official appearance as a couple.

And it's definitely getting more serious as McFadden said his new girlfriend would be spending Christmas with his family in Ireland.

Danielle was first introduced to Brian by singer Cole Paige and rumours of a romance were first sparked when they were pictured together at the K Club. They divide their time between Dublin, London and Danielle's base in Lancashire.

Friends say the singer fell fast for the one-time Olympic athlete hopeful, with the couple spending several weekends together in the early days of their relationship.

Molly McFadden, Brian McFadden and Danielle Parkinson at the annual Christmas Ward Walk at Our Lady's Hospital for Sick Children, Dublin
Molly McFadden, Brian McFadden and Danielle Parkinson at the annual Christmas Ward Walk at Our Lady's Hospital for Sick Children, Dublin

The Dubliner revealed that 2016 was one of the best years of his life and hinted that his new girlfriend played a big role in that as they prepare to spend their first Christmas together.

"I'm going to be with the kids and the family for Christmas. This has been one of the best years of my life really. Everything in general, my work, my private life, it's been great," he said.

The couple's relationship will undoubtedly become more high profile next year when Brian goes on tour with Keith Duffy as part of Boyzlife.

Their joint venture has gone well so far with their combined offering of Boyzone and Westlife's greatest hits.

Chris de Burgh and Rosanna Davison at the annual Christmas Ward Walk at Our Lady's Hospital for Sick Children, Dublin
Chris de Burgh and Rosanna Davison at the annual Christmas Ward Walk at Our Lady's Hospital for Sick Children, Dublin

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