It was a big night for Ronan Keating and his family as the Boyzone singer hosted his annual Emeralds and Ivy Ball for Cancer Research UK on Saturday night. Joined by his pregnant wife Storm and his children, the 39-year-old took to his social media sites to share a beautiful picture with his loved ones ahead of the glamourous soiree. In the caption, he wrote: “Here we go! #EmeraldsandIvy2017 Back on the steps of the beautiful @corinthialondon #HomefromHome #London @cr_uk @mariekeatingfoundation.”
His charity, the Marie Keating Foundation, was set up by the star and his four siblings after their beloved mother passed away from cancer when Ronan was just 20. Since then, Ronan has tried to raise funds for Cancer Research. The former pop star looked dapper in a velvet emerald green blazer, while his wife happily showcased her blossoming bump in an elegant black strapless gown. Their new baby will be the first child for the couple - Ronan has three children from his previous marriage to Yvonne Connolly - Jack, 17, Missy, 15, and 11-year-old Ali.
Earlier this month, Ronan revealed his excitement over becoming a father again. He added that his children cannot wait to meet their new brother or sister during an appearance on Loose Women."I cannot tell you how excited I am," the star said. "They're over the moon. Ali FaceTimes every day – how big is the bump, can I see the bump?'" His wife Storm, who announced her pregnancy news in December, added: "She rubs the belly when it kicks. She has the most amazing questions, some of them are really grown up and I don't even know how to answer them." Storm also noted: "Every time I see him with his kids I fall more and more in love, he is the most incredible father."
The pair - who married at the Archerfield House in East Lothian, Scotland, in August, 2015 - originally met on the set of Australia's X Factor in 2012, when Ronan acted as a judge following the breakdown of their previous marriages. Ronan ended his 17-year-union with Yvonne Keating, while Storm, 35, divorced Sydney financial director Tim Ivers in April 2012. Last year, on their first year wedding anniversary, the Australian TV producer opened up about their plans for a baby. "Please God that it works out for us," she told HELLO! Magazine. "Ronan is a great dad. He is amazing. It feels like we were always meant to be together," added the Irish singer, who noted that their family dynamic has been made easier because his children "can see how happy I am. And it's about making them know they are loved."