All smiles as Storm gets seal of approval from Ronan's children
Published 02/12/2013 | 09:57
RONAN Keating's girlfriend has clearly got the seal of approval from his children.
Australian Storm stole the show in a stunning red Roland Mouret gown that hung off one of her shoulders, while Keating beamed as he agreed to a family-style photo with his girlfriend and his children for the first time.
Although Storm has spent plenty of time with Jack (14), Missy (12) and Ali (8) in the past, they had not attended a formal event together until the weekend.
And the Keating youngsters appeared at ease with her, making friendly gestures in front of the cameras.
The children bear a striking resemblance to their parents, with Jack almost towering above his father as they posed for photographs.
Budding actress Missy wore a strapless green dress as she stood beside her dad's partner, who placed an arm protectively on her back.
The children joined their father and his girlfriend at the annual Emeralds and Ivy Ball in London, which raises funds for Cancer Research UK, and the Marie Keating Foundation.
Ronan founded the charity in honour of his mother, who died in 1998 after battling cancer.
Also in attendance and offering their support were Ronan's Boyzone bandmates Mikey Graham and Keith Duffy, as well as Dancing on Ice's Christine Bleakley who co-hosted the charity ball with presenter Emma Willis.
Ronan (36) is currently on the BZ20 tour with Boyzone, which marks the band's 20-year anniversary.
Last night they played a concert in Cardiff, after a string of successful dates back home in Ireland.