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Huge congratulations are in order as Karen Koster has revealed that she is expecting her third baby.

Karen opened up to Xpose.ie about her incredible news- what an amazing way to kickstart 2018.

The TV3 presenter revealed she is due in early June, with the birth possibly falling on the same day as her and husband John McGuire's wedding anniversary.

 “Our wedding anniversary is June 6 so there’s a chance the baby will be born on that day.”


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The TV star told how this Christmas was extra special due to their growing family, “It’s been a really magical Christmas thinking, wow, we’re going to be a family of 5!”

The festive season may have been a real treat for Karen and her family, but the mum admitted that she has struggled throughout her third pregnancy, saying how it  "has been more of a challenge, probably with being older and having two kids already to run around after.”

Karen is already a mum to two boys- three-year-old Finn and JJ, who is set to turn two this year. The 36-year-old spoke fondly of her sons, “The close age gap is really benefiting them now. They’re your typical boys though, hugging one minute and killing each other the next!”

Karen has been kept busy with her debut documentary Mammy Guilt set to air on TV3 in the coming months. She hopes her documentary will shed light on the struggles working mums face on a day to day basis.

She told the Independent, “What I've learned is that we feel like we're being judged, but in fact, we don't judge each other really. When you meet another mum, you really just know she's doing her best."

We are absolutely thrilled for Karen and her husband John.



Leap Day wasn't all about the proposal news it seems – there was some very exciting baby news too.

Xposé presenter Karen Koster welcomed her second son yesterday, February 29, meaning her new arrival will technically only get to celebrate his "birthday" every four years.

Karen and her husband of three years John McGuire seem to be making a habit of welcoming their children on significant dates. Their first son Finn was born on New Year's Eve, 2014, as John mentioned when making the happy birth announcement on Twitter just now.

"John James McGuire was born yest on leap day, that's NYE and the leap day done," he joked. "Going for Xmass and Paddies day next, then we'll stop kissin."

After waiting until late October – four months into her second pregnancy – to confirm the news, Karen admitted that it was tough keeping it under wraps.

"I’m absolutely over the moon," the 35-year-old told The Irish Mirror at the time.

"I feel like I’ve been keeping a secret. It is such a relief to finally tell people and get my belly out."

Although she said she felt "blessed" to be expecting again, Karen admitted she had some new worries this time around.

"I know now that I can survive the night feeds and all the labour and that gory stuff.

"But now my worries are more like, 'How am I going to go to the bathroom when I have a baby who wants his bottle and I’ve Finn wobbling around?'"

Well, she's about to find out! Congrats to Karen, John and big brother Finn.


Root out your brightest dress and boldest red lipstick, because this year's CMRF Gala Ball has a very special theme.

TV3's Karen Koster was all smiles yesterday as she launched the 2016 CMRF event – a Mad Hatter's Ball, taking place on March 5 at the Hilton Doubletree Hotel in Dublin.

As well as being a great (and uber-glam) night out, proceeds from ticket sales and other activities on the night will all go toward the provision of extremely valuable resources at Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Crumlin.

This year the aim is to raise in excess of €175,000 for The No. 10 Fund, a fundraising initiative established by Irish rugby stars Johnny Sexton and Ronan O’Gara late last year. The main aim of the fund is to help build a new cardiac day unit at the hospital, something which is expected to cost in the region of €750,000.

As well as buying a ticket, there will be plenty of ways for attendees at the ball to show their support, including a Diamond Raffle to win a €5,000 voucher for Cullen & Co jewellers, a Silent Auction via text for some seriously luxurious prizes, a raffle at each table and a Live Auction.

Karen, who is currently pregnant with her second child, says becoming a mum has highlighted the importance of this cause to her in a huge way.

"Since becoming a mum to Finn last year, and now with another baby on the way next month, I truly appreciate the work that CMRF Crumlin do on behalf of sick children in Ireland," she explained.

Tickets for the CMRF Crumlin Mad Hatter’s Fundraiser Ball are €175 per person, and are available online, by contacting Bebhinn O'Toole on 01 7096224 or by emailing botoole@cmrf.org.

More information on the event and the great cause it supports can be found on the CMRF Crumlin website.



Huge congrats are in order for TV3's Karen Koster this evening, as she has just confirmed she is expecting her second child.

The Xposé presenter already has a ten-month-old son with her husband John McGuire.

Having waited until she was five months along to make news of her second pregnancy public, Karen said she was delighted to finally share it.

"I’m absolutely over the moon," the 35-year-old told The Irish Mirror. 

"I feel like I’ve been keeping a secret. It is such a relief to finally tell people and get my belly out."

Karen's new arrival will be born next March – a little over a year after she welcomed her son Finn.

Although she feels "blessed" to be expecting again, Karen admitted she has some new worries this time around.

"I know now that I can survive the night feeds and all the labour and that gory stuff.

"But now my worries are more like, 'How am I going to go to the bathroom when I have a baby who wants his bottle and I’ve Finn wobbling around?'"

Of course, there is one perk of having two under two – Karen says she'll have an excuse to spend less time in the gym.

"I just have to lose the first round of baby fat, I can just put on more baby fat so it saves me a whole year in the gym," she joked.

Karen and her businessman husband John married in the summer of 2013 in a gorgeous ceremony in Taormina, Italy.

In a recent interview the expectant mum said married life was a hugely positive step forward for herself and her husband of two years.

"It’s funny, I didn’t think life after getting married would be that different, but the relationship actually is — we’re more of a unit now," she told the Irish Independent.


S! TV presenter Niamh Geaney headed along to the launch of Special K's Live In Colour campaign where she caught up with Karen Koster in a fabulous red, custom-made design by Emma Manly and Darren Kennedy. 

As well as having a look at the beautiful and inspired dress, Niamh also sat down with Dr Eddie Murphy and discovered the colour that could help you nail that job interview – and it's one of our favourites! 

To find out more, watch the video above.