Ronan and Storm Keating jetting to the Maldives to spend first Christmas with baby Cooper

The couple will soak up the sun on Christmas Day


Ronan and Storm Keating will jet to the Maldives to spend their first Christmas with their baby son Cooper.

The Boyzone star and the Australian producer welcomed their first child together back in April, and now they’re preparing to spend Christmas Day in the sun.

Speaking to Hello! magazine, Ronan said, “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.”

“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.”

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“From next year onwards I imagine we’ll be at home every year putting out the carrots and cookies.”

Ronan, who is also father to 18-year-old Jack, 16-year-old Missy and 12-year-old Ali from his first marriage to Yvonne Connolly, also spoke about being a “hands on dad”.

“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.”

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“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.”

“All four of my kids are amazing and it’s very, very special to see the bond between them all,” he added.