'We're so blessed to be adding another little Keating to the family', says Storm
Storm Keating has revealed she is expecting her first child with husband Ronan.
The Australian TV producer (34) wed the former Boyzone singer (39) in August 2015.
She shared the exciting news in a blog post, explaining why she "passed on the mulled wine" on a recent trip with Ronan's three children Jack (17), Missy (15) and Ali (11).
"On the 17th August in 2010, my husband and I became friends. On the same day five years later we became husband and wife," she said.
"We're now very excited to announce that a year later (and again to the exact date) we became parents-to-be. And so that's why I passed on the mulled wine.
"Words cannot describe how overwhelmed with happiness we are.
"We feel so blessed to be adding another little Keating to the family and this news is like all of our Christmas wishes coming true.
"This Christmas we'll just be asking Santa to keep our baby safe and to spread some extra happiness and joy to you and all your families also," she said.
The couple have never been shy about sharing their hopes of expanding their family.
Earlier this year, on their one-year wedding anniversary, Storm said it was a case of trying and hoping for the best.
"Please God that it works out for us. Ronan is a great dad. He is amazing," she said.
The former Boyzone member married Storm at the luxurious Archerfield House in East Lothian, Scotland, on August 17, 2015, with the blessing of all his children, who were the best man and bridesmaids. "It feels like we were always meant to be together," said Ronan.
Speaking about his children, he said: "They can see how happy I am. And it's about making them know they are loved."
Storm said: "It makes me very proud when I refer to 'my husband'. And for the kids too.
"I'm sure it gives them more security knowing that we're officially a family now and I'm not someone who may one day walk out of their lives."
Storm has been close with Ronan's three children since the couple first started dating.
Ronan proposed to the blonde twice before they tied the knot, once on an intimate holiday to Thailand and the second time in the west of Ireland, with the singer's children all presenting their future mother-in-law with her ring.
Storm said at the time she would be "honoured to carry the Keating name".
Ronan's ex-wife Yvonne Connolly has also moved on since the couple divorced in 2012.
The former model is in a relationship with director John Conroy, who she had admitted to being "head over heels in love" with.
However, the mum-of-three has no plans to marry again.