Friday 20 April 2018

Nicky Byrne – ‘I’m smitten and fallen in love all over again’

Star speaks about becoming a dad again to baby daughter Gia

SINGER turned TV presenter Nicky Byrne has released the first picture of himself with wife Georgina and their new baby girl Gia on Twitter.
SINGER turned TV presenter Nicky Byrne has released the first picture of himself with wife Georgina and their new baby girl Gia on Twitter. "Selfie Time With my two Girls! @Ggina AhernByrne and our Brand new little princess.. Gia"
Proud new father Nicky Byrne arrives at Holles Street Maternity Hospital with his twin boys Rocco & Jay and mother-in-law Miriam Ahern after his wife Georgina Byrne gave birth to a baby girl called Gia yesterday, Dublin, Ireland - 24.10.13. Pictures: Cathal Burke / VIPIRELAND.COM
Aidan Power and Nicky Byrne present The Hit which aired on RTE earlier this year
Grand marshall for Saint Patricks Day Parade former Westlife star Nicky Byrne arriving at this year's Saint Patricks Day Parade Pic: Collins Photos.
Georgina Ahern with her sons Rocco and Jay (6) watch their dad Nicky Byrne leading the parade as Grand Marshall in the St Patricks Day Parade in Dublin earlier this year Pic Steve Humphreys 17th March 2013.
David Keoghan, Cecelia Ahern, Bertie Ahern and Nicky Byrne after birth of twins Jay and Rocco at Holles Street. Pic: Mark Condren 21/4/07

Nicky Byrne is ‘smitten’. The Westlife star has told of how he has fallen in love with baby daughter Gia.

His wife Georgina Ahern gave birth to Gia almost four weeks ago – and Nicky plus the couple’s twin sons Jay and Rocco are in love.

Speaking to Miriam O’Callaghan on RTE’s Radio One this morning, the former Westlife singer said the baby girl is very different to her six-year-old brothers.

“Little Gia is four weeks on Wednesday,” he said.

“She’s doing really well, she’s an adorable little girl. Absolutely beautiful. Very placid. She’s way different to the boys.

“I’m totally smitten – I fell in love all over again.

“She’s absolutely gorgeous and doing really well,” the doting dad told Miriam.

And her older brothers are equally head over heels.

“It’s amazing to see them coming in from school and rush over and give her a kiss.

“You kind of have to nearly to pull them frnom her, they’re smothering her that much but they absolutely love her,” he explained.

He joked with Miriam that he didn’t know how she had eight children.

“How you had eight children I’ll never know. You kind of forget what it’s like

“I get a real sense a satisfaction now when you try and wind her for ten minutes and then all of a sudden the burp comes and I’m like ‘yes, we did it’.”

The TV presenter was speaking ahead of this week’s Cheerios Childline concert.

The concert has raised more than €4.5m for Childline since it was established 16 years ago.

It is hoped that it will raise more than €400,000 for the charity this year.

The line-up includes Union J, Shane Filan, Boyzone who are celebrating their 20th anniversary, Conor Maynard, Little Mix, B*Witched and The Coronas. The event will be hosted by Nicky, who says the concert is a cause close to his heart.

Speaking about Weslife, the singer said he misses the band but felt it was the right time for each of them to pursue different opportunities.

Irish Independent

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