Thursday 19 April 2018

Ronan Keating: 'My kids can't wait for the new baby to arrive'

Ronan Keating and Storm Uechtritz are expecting their first child together
Ronan Keating and Storm Uechtritz are expecting their first child together

Laura Harding

Ronan Keating has said he is "bursting" with excitement at the prospect of his fourth child.

The former Boyzone star and his wife Storm ann-ounced they were expecting their first baby together last December.

Ronan and Storm Keating. Picture: Instagram
Ronan and Storm Keating. Picture: Instagram

Ronan (39) is already dad to Jack (17), Missy (15) and Ali (11) from his marriage to Yvonne Connolly, and has spoken about his desire to increase his family.

He said his children, who were best man and bridesmaids at his and Storm's wedding in August 2015, can't wait to meet their new sibling.

"I'm bursting. I cannot tell you how excited I am," he told ITV's Loose Women.

"The kids are over the moon, Ali FaceTimes every day asking how big is the bump, can she see the bump."

Ronan and Storm Keating. Photo: Instagram
Ronan and Storm Keating. Photo: Instagram

However, Storm's pregnancy has not been without its mishaps.

"I was on tour in September in the UK and we were driving from Plymouth to Bournemouth and the morning sickness was so bad for Storm that we had to pull over on the motorway," said Ronan.

(L to R) Jack, Ali, Ronan, Storm and Missy Keating at the 2016 Marks & Spencer Ireland Marie Keating Foundation Celebrity Golf Classic. Picture: Kieran Harnett
(L to R) Jack, Ali, Ronan, Storm and Missy Keating at the 2016 Marks & Spencer Ireland Marie Keating Foundation Celebrity Golf Classic. Picture: Kieran Harnett

"She climbed out of the car and climbed into the hedge and lay down there for 15 minutes."

Storm added: "I literally crawled, not just a figure of speech.

Ronan Keating and wife Storm Uechtritz
Ronan Keating and wife Storm Uechtritz

"I said, 'Just don't touch me'. Ronan just walked the dog up the side of the motorway."

Ronan and his former bandmates will mark 25 years of Boyzone this year, without their 'brother', Stephen Gately, who died in 2009.

"Twenty-five years is exciting," said Ronan. "So much has happened to the band, and it will be nice to mark the 25 years in some form.

"We don't know if it's a tour or an album, but we'll do something."

Ronan and Storm Keating. Picture: Instagram
Ronan and Storm Keating. Picture: Instagram

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