Westlife's Kian Egan has revealed his relief that his mother-in-law looks to be winning her battle with cancer.
Kian, who married former Hollyoaks actress Jodi Albert at a star-studded wedding on the Caribbean island of Barbados last May, said his wife's mother Eileen is now almost in remission.
Speaking exclusively to the Diary, Kian explained how the couple are finally getting to enjoy married life after what has been a year of highs and lows.
"Eileen's doing really well, yeah, she's doing great," he said. "It looks like she's coming out the other side and could soon be in remission.
"She's still got a couple of treatments left to go so until that happens we won't know anything for definite but we were told after Christmas that it's looking hopeful.
"All we can do now is wait, but 2010 is already looking a bit more positive," he added.
The Flying Without Wings singer (29) was left devastated when he lost his own father, Kevin, to cancer last July, just two months after the couple tied the knot.
However, Kian said that following this latest boost, he and Jodi are finally getting back on track and throwing themselves into their work.
He said: "Jodi's in London with the girl band at the minute recording the first album so it's all very exciting for us.
"You'll be hearing loads about that coming up in the summer."
The group, which is to be co-managed by Louis Walsh, has yet to be given a name -- there was even talk of making a reality show to find a name.
"There's talk about doing loads of different things to try and pick an actual name," Kian said. "But to be honest, I think we'll actually just try and come up with a good name.
"If someone else comes up with it, great. If not, then we'll have to think of one. We're not in any great rush with it really," he added.
Kian was delighted last Friday night when Jodi jetted into town at the last minute to surprise him after he and his bandmates were voted Best Irish Pop Act for the 10th year in a row at the annual Irish Meteor Music Awards.
The smitten couple partied into the early hours with Shane Filan, Nicky Byrne, Mark Feehily and their respective partners in the exclusive Wright Venue's VIP Scarface Suite, before returning to Britain the following day.
Also spotted in the club at the time was fellow singer, Michele McGrath, who narrowly missed out on a spot in the yet-to-be-named girl band. Since then the Assets beauty has been striving ahead with her own music career.
Next weekend will see Michele and her band Industry support JLS at Dublin's O2 and the Odyssey arena in Belfast.