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Liverpool Echo
Jake Hackney

Boyzlife’s Brian McFadden planning fourth baby with fiancée after miscarriage tragedy

Brian McFadden has revealed he is planning to have a fourth baby with his fiancée Danielle Parkinson, after the couple suffered two miscarriages in 2020.

The Boyzlife singer welcomed his third child Ruby last year with long-time girlfriend Danielle, who he has been dating since 2016. One-year-old Ruby was conceived with IVF after the couple tried for a baby for two years, with Brian describing her birth as “a miracle.”

Ruby is Brian's first child with Danielle but his third overall, as he shares Molly, 21, and Lilly, 19, with former Atomic Kitten singer Kerry Katona. Speaking to FUBAR Radio hosts Stephen Leng and TOWIE’s Bobby Norris in an interview set to air from 6pm on Thursday (September 22), the 42-year-old singer was asked if he has plans to extend his family even further.

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He said: “Yeah absolutely, we had IVF treatments to have Ruby. We had four fertile eggs, the first two were implanted and they miscarried, Ruby was the third, and the fourth one is the strongest.

“We’re going to wait probably a few more months and then we are going to try with that last egg.”

Brian went on to describe the differences in his role as a father with Ruby compared to his daughters from his first marriage. He said: “She’s [Ruby] amazing, she’s unbelievable, obviously I’ve got three girls. But Molly and Lily are 21 and 19 and when I had both of them, I was in Westlife, so I had no time.

“We didn’t have Facetime or video calls back then, so I missed so much of them, their first steps, their first words, I missed so much of that. I’m seeing absolutely everything with Ruby, I’m pretty much with her every day, she comes everywhere and if she doesn’t come, I can go on Facetime and I can talk to her and see her.

“It’s just been the most incredible experience of my life, and I just wake up every morning so excited to see her.”

Former Westlife singer Brian also shared some details about his and Danielle’s wedding plans, which he said had been delayed three times due to the pandemic. He said: “We were getting married in South Africa. Then the first pandemic wave hit, so we had to cancel because everyone was locked down.”

“Then everything got lifted and we had to go back into lockdown, so we cancelled it again. On the third time, we were told we could go to South Africa and have the wedding, but South Africa was on the red list, so we would all have to go into hotel quarantine in the summer holidays. That would be a sexy honeymoon, wouldn’t it?

“Be in a beautiful vineyard in Africa and then spend two weeks in a Holiday Inn at Gatwick airport getting Margherita pizzas shoved under the door. No thanks.”

Boyzlife are about to embark on a nationwide tour starting on Monday, September 26, with 26 dates planned including Liverpool, Manchester, Birmingham and Cardiff.


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