Westlife star Mark Feehily welcomed a daughter to the world on Tuesday.
Taking to Instagram, the Flying Without Wings hitmaker, 39, revealed he had become a father with his fiancé Cailean O’Neill in a heartwarming post.
He added the caption: ‘Baby Layla born safe & sound @ 7.27pm on October 1st 2019! We’re the happiest Dads in the world! x’.
Mark, who recently announced the band’s once-in-a-lifetime Wembley Stadium gig for next August, revealed the gender of their unborn baby live on stage during a concert at Croke Park in Dublin.
The singer told crowds that the couple were expecting a baby girl and that he couldn’t wait for her to ‘grow up in this country’ when she arrives.
Mark revealed he and Cailean would become dads when he posted an ultrasound snap on Instagram.
He branded the baby news the ‘proudest moment’ of both their lives as he gushed he was ‘beyond excited’ to tell his 155k followers on social media.
In a heartfelt snap, Mark teased a look at the ultrasound photo on his mobile phone while he posed with his partner for the snap.
He wrote in a lengthy post: ‘Thanks for all the Birthday wishes everyone!! It really makes this my most special birthday EVER to let everyone know that later this year we will become Dads for the first time..
‘This is the proudest moment of our lives and we are beyond excited to say it out loud! ❤️ M&Cx.’ (sic)
It’s an exciting time for Mark and Cailean as they are also planning to tie the knot.
The lovebirds became engaged in February this year during an idyllic getaway after six happy years together. At the time, Mark divulged it would be the ‘dream’ to become a father and have his own kids ‘running around’ him.
Previously, Mark has spoken about their romance but he only gave away a few shy details about the Irish guy he is dating.
He said: ‘I am going out with an Irish guy now, so it suits us both to be back in Ireland and our families are closeby. We are together four years now, so it has been quite a while and I am very happy.’
Westlife — comprising of Kian Egan, Nicky Byrne, Shane Filan and Mark — have delighted fans this year with their 20th anniversary reunion tour and will get together again next year for the Wembley Stadium gig.