Ronan Keating has revealed that his three eldest children haven’t been able to meet his newborn daughter and their half sister Coco after she was born during Covid-19 lockdown.
The singer, 43, and his wife Storm, 38, welcomed their second child together in March earlier this year just after the nationwide lockdown was announced.
During an interview on Good Morning Britain, Ronan said due the fact his children from his first marriage to Yvonne Connolly, Jack, 21, Missy, 19, and Ali, 14, have been isolating in Ireland they have been unable to meet Coco.
Ronan, who lives in Barnes with his wife and their three-year-old son Cooper and newborn Coco, have also been joined by the couple’s mothers during lockdown.
Speaking about the birth on Friday, Ronan said: ‘None of Coco’s brothers or sisters could be there, but I was there, it was different because of the circumstances we were in, but it was very special.
‘Luckily Storm’s mum was here. Mine was with Coop in the house, she got here before lockdown, but it was amazing Coco she is flying.’
Explaining the situation with his older children, he said: ‘The older kids are in Ireland, they’ve been over here when lockdown began, but please god if things settle soon, they’ll be able to get over and see their new baby sister’
Ronan also confessed that he’s found it challenging trying to prevent Cooper for getting too close to others when they’re out and about.
He told host Lorraine Kelly: ‘It’s very difficult, we go for a walk in the common not far from us, and Cooper’s a friendly child he loves other kids he will run over and say hi to others.
‘It is very difficult to try to explain ”no no don’t do that.” How do you explain these things to a three-year-old?’
Ronan, who has recently released a new single called A Little Thing Called Love, said he has been feeling much more creative while stuck at home.
He said: ‘It’s the longest I’ve been at home since I was 17 years of age, I constantly travel, but it meant I could focus on things when I was at home, my family, music, writing.
‘We have all been very creative with Instagram. We’ve been doing a lot of that online.’
Ronan admitted it has been a struggle being away from his other children and said he also misses travelling and performing.
The star said: ‘My older children it’s been very very tough, [misses] travelling, performing, I’ve had to push my tour back to January, but everyone else is in the same boat, when you feel hard done by, everyone else is going through the same situation.’
‘This will pass and everything will get back to normal again.’