Wednesday 17 January 2018

I'm enjoying living a normal life, says Westlife's Kian Egan

Kian and wife Jodi Albert at a recent event in London. Photo: PA
Kian and wife Jodi Albert at a recent event in London. Photo: PA
Kian Egan's wife Jodi Albert with their son Koa
Laura Butler

Laura Butler

WESTLIFE singer Kian Egan has told of how he's enjoying living a "normal life" since the band retired.

'The Voice' coach has embarked on a presenting career since the popular music group hung up their microphones last summer.

Egan splits his time between Ireland and the UK with wife Jodi Albert and their son, Koa, who celebrated his first birthday on December 20.

The father of one told the Irish Independent that he's adapting well without the band and can't wait to embrace more of life's simple pleasures, like making a cup of tea and putting his son to bed at night.

"Life is at a nice pace now. I'm not travelling as much and I'm getting to spend more time with Koa and Jodi, which is amazing," he said.

"But I'm still working hard. It's a shift in life, but feels good. I'm looking forward to settling down that little bit more again and having a normal life because since I was 17, before Westlife, I haven't had that.

"I want to wake up at home every day and spend time with my family."

After a successful stint on 'The Xtra Factor' and ITV's 'This Morning', Egan has been taking on more work in TV.

In what may be his biggest project yet, the 33-year-old was in the US with an ITV crew in December to film a programme which explores American music of the south.

He also admitted that he and wife Jodi would love to have more children in the future.

"Fatherhood is amazing. It surpasses anything else you've ever done," he said.

"We definitely do want more kids down the line, as we wouldn't want Koa to be an only child – but not yet."

Irish Independent

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