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Update: Shane Filan and wife Gillian expecting second child

03/14/2008 at 06:58 PM ET

Update: Shane has posted the following message to his fans on Westlife’s Official Page,

Hi everyone,

You’ve probably all heard the news by now, but I wanted to let you know personally that Gillian and I are having another baby! I can’t even begin to describe how amazing we’re both feeling right now — as you can imagine, we’re completely over the moon and Nicole is very excited at the thought of having a little brother or sister to play with.

The baby is due in September, so quite a while to go yet, although I’m sure it’ll fly by really quickly. Gillian’s bump is growing by the day and she’s extremely happy and healthy.  I look forward to introducing the new member of the Filan clan to you later in the year!

Love Shane.

Continue reading below for the original post.

Originally posted March 7th: Shane Filan, of the Irish pop group Westlife, and his wife Gillian, 28, have announced that they are expecting their second child in September. The new baby will join big sister Nicole, 2 ½. A thrilled Shane, 28, tells the Daily Mirror,

I can’t believe I’m going to become a pop papa for the second time. We’re going to be off from the band for a year from the summer so it seems like the perfect time to add to our family. I’m absolutely over the moon and it’s going to be incredible to have two children. We didn’t want to leave it too long to give Nicole a little brother or sister so it’s perfect timing. Gillian is an amazing woman and I feel so proud to be having another child with her.

It’s going to be hectic in the Filan household with two little ones running around but we really can’t wait. With the band taking a year off it is going to give me the chance to get really stuck in and be a great dad. I’ll be able to give Gillian all the help she needs. All our friends and family are thrilled. Now we are just looking forward to whatever the future brings.

Source: Daily Mirror

Thanks to CBB readers Sylvana and Angela.

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clair on

Nicole is one adorable little girl, it’ll be so sweet to see another westlife baby. I’ve loved that band since i was about 11 and feel i’ve grown with them. Plus Shane is definitely a yummy daddy!

Carlie on

I LOVE Westlife!

I’m so happy for Shane, Gillian and Nicole!

Amrita on

OMG!!!Im sooooo happy for Shane and Gillian!!aww..CONGRATULATIONS!!!OMG!!a second lil Filan!!

Mwah..Luv ya Westlife!

Amrita xx

Pam on

“I feel so proud to be having another child with her.”

That is too sweet! Congrats to them.

shahnaz mulla on

second child??????????????
ooohhhh myyyy gooddd

jade on

OMG!!!!i cant beleive dat my fav postar in da whole world is gonna ave another baby. i’m so proud of u shane.love u till bits

xxxxxxxx

claire on

hi shane and gillan congrats on your news you are wonderful parents .nicole is a beautiful little girl . shane is a yummmmmmy daddy

shakira freeman on

Congrats to shane and gillian if its a girl I suggest you call her Adara its greek and means lovliness thats what my 17wk girl is called. Hope pregancy goes well.

Carlie on

Aww I had that email in my inbox from the official westlife website. I’m so happy for them!

Sylvana on

I’m so happy for Shane en Gillian. They are wonderful parents and I think Nicole will be great big sister.

Tanya on

Shane talks about introducing the new baby to us. Does he plan to introduce him by showing us a family photo of the four of them? Or at least one of the baby.. it sure sounds like it. Although he let us wait almost two years before we got to see the first photos of little Nicole. So what do you think?

heather on

yeah tanya, our first introduction to her was live on stage in front of 50,000 fans and about 40,000 cameras – i always thought that was a strange one!!!

leanne on

hiya Omg I carnt belive it wow congratulations shane and gillian it is going to be a great to see anouther babie in the filans family that will be hectic on tour with nicole rocco and jay and new babie ariving
im soo happy love you guys louds all the best in september will be thinking of you guys allways
love you nicky,shane,kian & Mark
See you on the 22nd may 2008 at birmingham NEC block b Row W ”whoo” Carnt wait see you all very soon love you all louds
Love
Leanne
(Shnicky Fan 4 Eva)
XXXXXXXXXX

rlzp on

i’m so happy for them. i wish them the best.

Nicole on

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أكرهها الزقققققققققه

Becky on

Omg Im So Happy For Shane &* Gillian
Nicole Will be an amazing big sister =)
xo.

katie on

I am so happy for Shane gillain and Nicole it’s great news I hope they all have a bright future Shane you a brill dad to Nicole so you’ll be a brill dad to her brother or sister gillain is a lovely mum and will be too thr nre born and Nicole ur going to be a sweet sister I luv u Shane so much Nicole you.re my angel and Gillan ur a star may god bless u all with luv

Katie on

I am soo happpy for them shane is alreddy a brill dad to Nicole so he be brill to his new son or daghtur and gillian is a bril mum and will be again Nicicole will be adoring big sister I Luv shane so mcuch and with all my hert he and the others mean the world to me

Joanne McCann on

Congratulations to Shane and Gillian i am a big fan of Westlife and a big fan of the Filan family.Nicole will be a great big sister.I hope they are in a magazine.

sette on

..i love westlife sOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO much!!!!!!!!♥

Candice Louie on

I’m happy for the Filans! Congratulations!

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