Sunday 16 December 2018

'I look at my C-section scar with so much pride' - Storm Keating speaks candidly on family life with husband Ronan

Ronan Keating and Storm Keating attending the 9th Annual Global Gift Gala held at the Rosewood Hotel, London
Ronan Keating and Storm Keating attending the 9th Annual Global Gift Gala held at the Rosewood Hotel, London
Ronan and Storm Keating attends The 9th Annual Global Gift Gala held at The Rosewood Hotel on November 02, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images)
Ronan and Storm Keating attends The 9th Annual Global Gift Gala held at The Rosewood Hotel on November 02, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images)
(L-R) Ronan and Storm Keating and Mria Bravo attend The 9th Annual Global Gift Gala held at The Rosewood Hotel on November 02, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images)
Ronan Keating, Storm Keating, Ali Keating, Missy Keating and Jack Keating at the Marie Keating Golf Classic Dinner 2018 at The K Club
Ronan Keating and Storm Keating at the Marie Keating Golf Classic Dinner 2018 at The K Club
Ronan and Storm Keating at the 2018 Marks & Spencer Ireland Marie Keating Foundation Celebrity Golf Classic. Picture: Kieran Harnett
England's Ronan Keating chats with wife Storm and son Cooper during the Celebrity Cup charity golf tournament at The Celtic Manor Resort in Newport
Ronan and Storm Keating attends The 9th Annual Global Gift Gala held at The Rosewood Hotel on November 02, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images)
Ronan Keating and Storm Keating attending the 9th Annual Global Gift Gala held at the Rosewood Hotel, London
Ronan Keating and his wife Storm Uechtritz (Danny Lawson/PA)
Ronan Keating, Storm Keating and baby Cooper leaving a pre-recording of the Late Late Show
Ronan and Storm Keating attends The 9th Annual Global Gift Gala held at The Rosewood Hotel on November 02, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images)
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Storm Keating said she "feels more comfortable in her skin" as a mother than she ever has before.

The Australian tv producer (37) welcomed her first child with husband in 2017 [he has three - Jack (10, Missy (17) and Ali (13) - from his previous marriage to Yvonne Connolly] and she has taken to motherhood with ease.

"Having a baby was the greatest blessing of my life," she gushed to WHO magazine over one-year-old Cooper.

"I had to have an emergency C-section and I look at my scar – and I know scars aren’t meant to be pretty - but I look at it with so much pride. My body’s changed, I’ve changed, our life has changed, but I think it’s just the greatest thing in the world."

Ronan Keating, Storm Keating and baby Cooper leaving a pre-recording of the Late Late Show
Ronan Keating, Storm Keating and baby Cooper leaving a pre-recording of the Late Late Show

Having seen what her body is capable of after birth, the fashion blogger said she has more respect and admiration for herself as a result. 

“I probably feel more comfortable in my skin now than I did before,” she said. “I just feel a bit more like I go with it in life, there are so many more important things than focusing in on how you look, how you dress ... I’ve got this gorgeous little boy and the greatest husband in the world – I’m blessed. I’m not perfect, my body’s not perfect, but I’m pretty happy.”

Both said they "definitely would" like to have another baby together, but are still getting to grips with their little one and appreciating all of him.

"Right now, we’re really enjoying Cooper and his age. I don’t think we’d want to change anything with that but yeah, of course – please God – down the line," Ronan said.

Earlier this year, the Boyzone singer explained that Storm managed the family's busy schedule as the singer tours and ensuring they all have family time together and how he successfully co-parents with Yvonne.

“It wouldn’t be easy all the time — but you try for the children always to just remain calm and get through it," he told the Irish Sun.

Jack Keating, Ronan Keating, Ali Keating, Missy Keating and Storm Keating at the Marie Keating Golf Classic Dinner 2018 at The K Club
Jack Keating, Ronan Keating, Ali Keating, Missy Keating and Storm Keating at the Marie Keating Golf Classic Dinner 2018 at The K Club

“You’ve got to always remain in an adult state of mind so that you can deal with it. There’s times when I get very angry, very frustrated and you really have to bottle that, you’ve got to protect the children always."

He spoke about making sure the children are "the priority".

“Raising those children from separate places, two separate views . . . once that breaks down your opinions change and your version of events changes, so you have to be able to manage that and to make sure the children are the priority.”

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