Congratulations are in order for Ronan Keating and his wife Storm.

The couple have announced they are expecting their first child together.

The pair, who have been together for six years, revealed the happy news in a statement on Storm’s blog, gushing excitedly: “We are overwhelmed with happiness.”

The statement read: “On the 17th August in 2010, my husband and I became friends. On the same day five years later we became husband and wife. 

‘We’re now very excited to announce that a year later (and again to the exact date) we became parents-to-be!! And so THAT’S why I passed on the mulled wine.

“Words cannot describe how overwhelmed with happiness we are. We feel so blessed to be adding another little Keating to the family and this news is like all of our Christmas wishes coming true. 

“This Christmas we’ll just be asking Santa to keep our baby safe and to spread some extra happiness and joy to you and all your families also.”


Prior to the announcement, Storm actually teased her pregnancy on Instagram, posting a snap with Ronan and his kids from his previous marriage to Yvonne Connolly; Jack, 17, Missy, 15, and Ali, 10, showing Ronan sipping mulled wine, while she drank a cup of hot chocolate.

And she made sure to point out this small detail in the caption, writing: “Hot Chocolate v Mulled Wine… check out my latest blog post to find out what we’re smiling about and why I chose the hot chocolate My website link above in profile.”

In August, the couple told Hello! Magazine that they were trying for a baby, with Storm exclaiming: “Please God that it works out for us. Ronan is a great dad. He is amazing.”

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