LOVE Island star Jack Keating has broken his silence on becoming a dad for the first time and co-parenting with his ex girlfriend.
The reality TV star – who is the son of Boyzone singer Ronan Keating – revealed last night he had welcomed a daughter with Keely Iqbal.
ITVThe Love Island star has welcomed his first child[/caption]
The star revealed his daughter had been born in a post last nightINSTAGRAM
Jack, 23, announced to his social media fans last night that he had become a dad for the first time – leaving fans in shock.
The baby is thought to have been conceived one month before he entered Casa Amor and failed to find love on the ITV2 show.
Now, despite not being together, Jack has confirmed to The Sun that he and his daughter’s mother are “looking forward to co-parenting”.
He said in an exclusive statement: “I am delighted to announce the birth of my little girl.
“Her mother and I have decided to keep her identity private for now and we ask everyone to please respect our privacy at this time.
“My daughter’s mother and I are not together, however we look forward to co-parenting and giving our little girl the best support system that she needs.
“This is an exciting new chapter for me and my family and I am completely besotted already.
“I am so grateful for the opportunity to be a father and give my daughter the most amazing life.”
It comes after Jack confirmed he had become a father this week – eight months on from when he left Love Island last summer.
Fans of the ITV2 dating show were quick to work out that Jack’s first child was conceived a month before he went on the show.
His followers were quick to spot the dates as they expressed their surprise about him welcoming a baby girl.
One shocked fan penned on social media: “He must have got the mum pregnant in June, and then went into Casa Amor in July.”
Another chimed in under Jack’s announcement post: “Someone was carrying your baby when you went on Love Island?”
Jack, who is the son of pop star Ronan, shared his news with fans tonight alongside an image of himself with the little one.
He told his fans: “Welcome to the world my little [princess].”
In an interview earlier this month Jack revealed he was still single and on a dating app after failing to find love on Love Island.
“I’m still single and ready to mingle,” he told The Irish Independent.
“I’m on Hinge, but I don’t use it too seriously. I dip in every once in a while and I’m enjoying being single.”
Jack‘s the only son from Ronan’s first marriage to wife Yvonne along with sisters Missy, 22, and Ali, 17.
Ronan and Yvonne split in 2015. and the singer then had two children, Cooper and Coco, with current wife Storm.
Fans couldn’t get over the fact that the Boyzone legend is now a grandparent, with one person writing: “Cant believe yer a gramp.”
InstagramKeely was revealed as the mum of Jack’s baby girl[/caption]
INSTAGRAMJack is the eldest son of Boyzone singer Ronan Keating[/caption]