Jack Keating, Love Island’s Jack Keating, has revealed that he co-parents his daughter with his ex. He also spoke out about his first fatherhood on Friday.
Fans were stunned to see Ronan Keating’s son posting a picture of him holding the baby to his Instagram to announce the birth.
Viewers of Love Island saw Jack, 23 years old, enter Casa Amor, the famous villa where he met his wife.
Addressing the speculation for the first time, Jack confirmed that he and mother, Keely Iqbal ‘are not together,’ after MailOnline exclusively revealed her identity.
He shared that even though they had split, they decided to continue raising the child together.
Jack said to The Sun, “My daughter’s mother is not with me. However, we look forward to being co-parents and giving our little girl all the support she needs.
“This is a new chapter in my life and it’s exciting for me and my family. I’m completely enchanted already.
“I’m so grateful for the opportunity of being a father and giving my daughter the most incredible life.
Keely is an artist and designs custom trainers and greeting cards. She kept her fans informed during her pregnancy with various photos of her bump.
She describes herself as ‘Mummy. Artist. Sneakerhead’s Instagram profile.
Jack and Keely are not believed to have been together. Jack said earlier this month that Jack was’still single’ and’ready to mingle.
Fans believe Jack was pregnant with his daughter eight months before Love Island fame.
This comes after Jack stunned his fans when he revealed that he had welcomed a baby. He hadn’t mentioned it before.
He posted a black-and white photo and wrote: “Welcome, world my little princess.”
Friends congratulated Keely and his Love Island star partner. Keely replied with a big heart. Keely also appreciated all the support messages from his famous family members.
MailOnline has reached out to Jack’s representatives to obtain more information.
Jack’s parents Ronan and his ex-wife Yvonne Connolly were quick to publicly congratulate son Jack after he shocked fans with the surprise baby announcement.
Jack was not open about a relationship with Yvonne. Ronan and Yvonne (both 49) didn’t discuss any speculations as they shared sweet messages of support.
It’s the father-of-five Ronan (46), who calls his granddaughter a “little cutie”.
The Irish singer shares Jack, their eldest, with his ex-wife, Yvonne. She’s also a mother to Missy (22), and Ali (17), from their 12-year-long marriage.
Jack posted a comment by Yvonne: “I miss her already so much.”
Jack was every bit the loving dad in the snaps, as he gazed down at his little child who he held in his arms.
His Love Island friends and stars were quick to commend him. Paige Thorne wrote, “Congratulations, hunny!”
Storm, Ronan’s second wife and Jack’s stepmother replied to Storm’s post with a series emojis that included heart shapes.
Magic Radio Breakfast host Storm, an Australian fashion designer, has been married to Storm since 2010. They have two children, Cooper, 5, and Coco, 2.
Storm, Ronan’s second spouse and Jack’s stepmother, replied to the post with a series heart emoticons.
Fans also took to the comments of Jack’s post to share their congratulations but noted that the ‘math ain’t mathing’.
Jack shared his thoughts before he joined Love Island eight months ago.
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“And I just thought why? I hope to make a connection and see what happens.
One follower said: ‘I’m so confused. The maths isn’t adding up’.
Another echoed: ‘I know I’m bad at maths, but the math ain’t mathing on this at all!!! Love Island isn’t even 9 months ago yet. I mean I know accidents happen but….’
Another person added: “So did he have an alleged gf while he’s in Love Island?”
Fourth accused: “So you went on an show to find love, not thinking about how you got pregnant.”
A fifth wrote: “Someone was carrying your child when you went to Love Island?” You’re joking.’
A sixth grader explained that he had gotten the mother pregnant in June and then entered LI (Casa), July. Unless he waited to come out of LI, and the baby was born a month earlier.
It comes after Jack spoke to The Independent this month and insisted: ‘I’m still single and ready to mingle. I’m on Hinge [the dating app], but I don’t use it too seriously. I dip in every once in a while and I’m enjoying being single.’
He said, “People think that my account is fake.” I’m verified, but they still believe I’m a catfish who’s stolen someone else’s photos. I’m like: “Trust me – I’m the real deal.”‘
He also said that he had been on Dinner Dates at ITV as part of his search for love. Filming was difficult but it was worth the wait. He also met some lovely women and had some great food.
Jack joined DejiAdeniyi, 25, Josh Le Grove and 22, George Tasker, 23, Samuel Agbiji 22 and 23 in Love Island’s Casa Amor villa during the 2022 summer season.
The Dublin-born influencer admitted that he was not lucky in love at the moment and hoped that joining Love Island would bring an end to his woes.
He said, “I have been single for quite some time now, probably around four or five years. I feel like I have been missing that spark and I haven’t been getting back on the dating scene.”
‘I have been dating for a while and I thought, “Why not?” I hope to find a connection with someone and see what happens.
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