Ronan and Storm Keating’s baby boy Cooper may only be eight months old, but he’s already sleeping through the night. Unlike his pop star dad, who, now a presenter on his own radio breakfast show, is getting up at 4.30am every day. “I can’t believe I have a baby who sleeps so well, and I’m getting up in the middle of the night anyway!” laughs the star, as he and his wife and baby pose for their first ever family photoshoot, exclusively in HELLO!.
The family are looking forward to Christmas in the sun
Calling their little boy “the greatest gift this Christmas”, the couple reveal that this year they’ll be spending December 25 in the Maldives. “It will be really different for me because I’ve never had a warm Christmas ever, but it will be a little more like home for Storm,” says Ronan of his Australian-born wife.
“It’s been another mad busy year so we’re both really looking forward to getting some sun and making the most of my two weeks off work… and as Coops is still too young to really understand Santa plus we’re still building the new house, it makes sense to do it now while we still can. From next year onwards I imagine we’ll be at home every year putting out the carrots and cookies.”
Ronan has always gone to town on making Christmas special for his older children Jack, 18, Missy, 16, and 12-year-old Ali. “When my big kids were just little kids, I was that crazy dad who would run around town like a mad man buying and sorting it all,” he recalls. . “I’ve always been a hands on dad and my kids are my world. I have always been totally devoted to my kids and always will be.” He adds: “All four of my kids are amazing and it’s very, very special to see the bond between them all.”
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