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17th May 2021

Brian McFadden and Danielle Parkinson welcome first child together

“It’s been the best week of our life.”

Singer Brian McFadden and his partner, Danielle Parkinson, have welcomed a baby girl.

The Westlife star shared the news on Instagram as he posted a snap of Danielle pushing their daughter’s pram.

“Mammy, Daddy and baby out for our first walk together,” he said in the caption. “It’s been the best week of our life.”

The post was instantly met with well-wishes from the couple’s famous friends, including Laura Whitmore, and his former bandmate Shane Lynch.

Gemma Collins, meanwhile, wrote, “I love you both, happy to baby sit anytime.”

McFadden and Parkinson announced that they were engaged in December 2019. The couple had been dating for over three years.

They have yet to tie the knot.

Last November, McFadden announced that the couple were expecting their first child, after Parkinson suffered two miscarriages.

In January, Parkinson spoke about her experience with pregnancy on an Instagram live video.

“Myself and Brian have been together for four and half years now,” she said at the time. “A year into our relationship we decided to start trying for a baby, without thinking too much about it, just the odd ovulation test here and there.”

She continued: “After a year and a half, we realised we may need some help. We made an appointment with our doctor to start the IVF process about two years ago.

“We were told all the worst news, given all the worst-case scenarios, but you just have to keep going and trying everything you can.”

McFadden then took to Instagram to confirm that they were expecting a girl:

“Say hello to our little angel! We’re having a GIRL!!!!!??????”

While the latest addition is McFadden’s first child with Danielle, the singer has two teenage daughters, Molly, 19 and Lily, 17 from his relationship with Kerry Katona.