Kian Egan, the Irish pop singer and Westlife star, has announced he and wife Jodie Albert are expecting their first child. After days of speculation, the singer finally confirmed the news on his Twitter page on Sunday (31st July 2011).
Egan told his 85,000 followers, "Myself and my wife are delighted to say we are expecting our first baby! We are so happy and cannot wait to be parents" After receiving a flurry of congratulatory messages, Kian later posted, "Thank you all so much for the lovely messages. We are so excited to be parents. Thanks for all the love and support". Albert, a former Hollyoaks actress now performing with girl band Wonderland, echoed the comments, tweeting, "Thank you so much to everyone for all the excitement and congrats messages about our baby news.We can't wait! Love to you all". After dating for over four years, the couple became engaged on Christmas Day in 2007, before marrying in May 2009.
Kian Egan will join Westlife for a series of concerts in Africa and Asia in September and October. The multi-million selling group will perform at the Super Sport Park in Centurion, South Africa, before heading to Hong Kong, Manila and the Indoor Putra Stadium in Kuala Lumpur.