‘The best feeling’Mark Feehily opens up about being a new dad

Mark Feehily has opened up about becoming a dad for the first time and it sounds like he’s loving every minute. Mark and his partner Cailean O'Neill welcomed their first child together last month.

Their daughter Layla was born on October 1.


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Speaking about his darling girl, Mark gushed, “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.”

He told The Mirror that there has been plenty of sleepless nights and early mornings feeds, but he is enjoying fatherhood.

“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,” the new dad said.


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The Flying Without Wings singer added, “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.”

Mark said having so much support has been a huge help for him. He said he learned a lot from his bandmates who are all dads.

"I've got loads of people around me between family and the lads and they're the perfect people to take care of Layla if I need them to and call for advice. I think I'm lucky to have a lot of people around to help."