Take That's Howard Donald is set to become a father for the third time. The singer has announced the news that his wife Katie Halil is pregnant - seven months after they were married. "I have some amazing news to share with you all," 47-year-old Howard tweeted to his 149,000 fans on Twitter on Monday. "Katie and I are having a baby! So proud of my beautiful wife and can't wait for the newest member of our family to arrive."
He later added: "Thank you for all your wonderful messages. The baby is due early jan. boy or girl? Guesses on a postcard plse."
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Howard Donald has announced the news that his wife Katie is pregnant with their first baby together
Howard is already a father to two girls, 16-year-old Grace and 10-year-old Lola from two previous relationships. Victoria Piddington is mother to his eldest child, and his youngest daughter is from his relationship with former model Marie-Christine Musswessels.
Katie and Howard tied the knot in January in a secret two-week wedding extravaganza at Aynhoe Park in Oxfordshire, with guests including Gary Barlow, Mark Owen and Jason Orange - one of the first occasions the whole band had been together since Jason announced he was leaving last year.
Katie and I are having a baby!so proud of my beautiful wife and can't wait for the newest member of our family to arrive.— Howard Donald (@HowardDonald) August 24, 2015
At the time, a source told the Mirror: "Jason and Howard have always been the very best of friends and extremely tight. It was like the old days again being together.
"Everyone is so chuffed for Howard and Katie - they make a gorgeous couple."
Thankyou for all your wonderful messages. The baby is due early jan. Boy or girl? Guesses on a postcard plse— Howard Donald (@HowardDonald) August 24, 2015
Howard and Katie first met in 2008 when Take That filmed a Marks & Spencer Christmas TV advert, and they started dating two years later. Speaking to chat show host Jonathan Ross after their wedding, Howard hinted that a baby was on the cards for the happy newlyweds.
"I think that's inevitable," he said. "I've already got two children, but it'll happen."