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Westlife’s Mark Feehily reveals how becoming a dad has changed his life

"All of your focus is on another little person"

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Westlife star Mark Feehily has opened up about how becoming a dad has changed his life.

Mark welcomed his first child, a little girl named Layla, with his fiancé Cailean O’Neill.

He revealed that his priorities have completely turned around since becoming a father, and that his “whole world” has changed.

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When asked how it feels to become a dad, Mark told The Irish Mirror: “Honestly it feels amazing, everything that everyone says you know in many ways is true in terms of your whole world changes the minute the baby’s born.”

“There were sleepless nights before for other reasons. Being in Westlife has helped me 100% in terms of getting up at silly hours of the morning to do things when you’d rather be sleeping.”

“It’s just changing to feed the baby instead of getting up at 3 o’clock to do crazy time breakfast TV,” he exclaimed.

“It doesn’t make it easy by any means but it’s not the first time I’ve done it, getting up at crazy hours and stuff.”

“So that definitely helped because I think a lot of people get to 30 and have a kid and they think, ‘Jesus, I’ve never been up this early and had to do that before’, whereas I’m kind of used to it in a way.”

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Touching on how his priorities have changed, he said:

“All in all, all I can say is it’s lovely because all I think about is her now, I don’t have to think about myself so much. I used to maybe overthink and question everything, so it’s nice to actually have a break from that,” he told the paper.

“All of your focus is on another little person and a tiny little smile from her at the moment is like winning the lottery or something, it’s the best feeling in the world, so to get so much joy out of a tiny thing, it just puts everything into perspective, you know.”