Wednesday 25 April 2018

Ronan Keating on expecting child with wife Storm: 'This is the most excited I've been about anything'

Storm and Ronan Keating visit the IWC booth during the launch of the Da Vinci Novelties from the Swiss luxury watch manufacturer IWC Schaffhausen at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) 2017 on January 17, 2017 in Geneva, . (Photo by Harold Cunningham/Getty Images for IWC)
Storm and Ronan Keating visit the IWC booth during the launch of the Da Vinci Novelties from the Swiss luxury watch manufacturer IWC Schaffhausen at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) 2017 on January 17, 2017 in Geneva, . (Photo by Harold Cunningham/Getty Images for IWC)
Ronan and Storm Keating. Picture: Instagram
Storm and Ronan Keating at the Marks & Spencer Ireland Marie Keating Foundation Celebrity Golf Classic at the K Club. Pcture: Kieran Harnett
Storm Keating and Ronan Keating attend Jamie Oliver's new Barbecoa restaurant in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/ Getty Images for Jamie Oliver Group )
Ronan Keating and Storm Keating arrive at IWC Schaffhausen at SIHH 2017 "Decoding the Beauty of Time" Gala Dinner on January 17, 2017 in Geneva, Switzerland. (Photo by Venturelli/WireImage)
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Ronan Keating said he's the "most excited I've ever been about anything" about expecting his first child with wife Storm.

The former Boyzone singer (39) has three children - Jack (17), Missy (15) and Ali (11) - with ex-wife Yvonne Connolly and announced he will be welcoming his fourth child later this year.

And the couple are determined to do things their own way as Storm said she wants to keep things all natural.

"It’s wonderful seeing how much of an earth mother Storm has become. She’s really embracing the whole thing and taking it in her stride. It’s a very exciting time for us and we’re blessed," he told Fabulous magazine.

When asked if he was an "old pro" at dealing with babies, Ronan said the experience is "brand new".

"This is something we’re doing together and it’s a wonderful experience. That’s very exciting and I’ve really welcomed it every step of the way. I think it’s the most excited I’ve ever felt about anything," he said.

The Australian tv producer said that his three children have always been "the priority".

"It possibly could have been tricker if Ro’s relationship wasn’t as strong as it is with the kids," she explained.

Storm Keating and Ronan Keating attend Jamie Oliver's new Barbecoa restaurant in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/ Getty Images for Jamie Oliver Group )
Storm Keating and Ronan Keating attend Jamie Oliver's new Barbecoa restaurant in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/ Getty Images for Jamie Oliver Group )

"They know there’s unconditional love, and they come first for both of us. From the moment I came into Ro’s life they were the priority.

"You can’t fake love or kindness. When they’re in our home, it’s a happy place and that’s something we’ve worked really hard to create."

In typically gushing form, the pair, who wed in August 2015 said their relationship is stronger than ever.

"He’s too supportive sometimes – I have to tell him to stop! He does everything for everyone all the time," Storm said of her husband's nurturing tendency during her pregnancy.

"I’m so grateful, but I do have to tell him that I can do things by myself. I don’t want him running after me. I want him to relax and enjoy it as much as I am. He knows that I’m very independent...

"But it’s liberating to have such trust and security to be ourselves in each other’s company. It will be the same with the delivery – if I’m seeing it, then he’s seeing it! I don’t know if I could do it without him."

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