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Chris de Burgh ‘burst into tears’ when he found out Rosanna Davison was pregnant

“Then a year and a half ago, they said, ‘I’m pregnant’. Heartbeats, identical twins and of course we all burst into tears,” he shared.
(Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)

(Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)

Clodagh Meaney

Singer Chris de Burgh has revealed that he burst into tears when he found out that his daughter Rosanna Davison was pregnant.

The model welcomed twins Oscar and Hugo in 2020 after enduring 15 tragic miscarriages.

Rosanna and husband Wesley Quirke also welcomed daughter Sophia through gestational surrogate.

Appearing on RTE show Today with Maura and Dathi, the Lady in Red singer shared his joy for his daughter.

"She had multiple miscarriages and was told she couldn’t have children and they went the surrogate route, incidentally through Kyiv,” he said.

"There are people there now trapped waiting for their babies. It makes your heart break.”

“Then a year and a half ago, they said, ‘I’m pregnant’. Heartbeats, identical twins and of course we all burst into tears,” he shared.

“The little lads are now running around with their big sister, it’s mayhem.”

The proud grandfather also revealed the adorable nickname Sophia has for him.

Rosanna Davison with twin sons Hugo and Oscar

Rosanna Davison with twin sons Hugo and Oscar

“Babies grow so quickly, literally from day to day and it is difficult. Little Sophia, because she couldn’t say grandpa, she calls me ‘Bambam’, which I adore.”

During the pandemic he was home with his family a lot more as his shows and tours were cancelled.

“My biggest audience was my daughter’s babies,” he beamed.

“I’d sing ‘baby beluga in the deep’ and they would look at me, the little sweethearts.”

“They get distracted very quickly. They come to my house every weekend and when they leave there it looks like there’s been a burglary.”

Rosanna was told by doctors she might never be able to carry her own baby due to a suspected immune system dysfunction.

Speaking to the Sunday World previously she shared: "When it happened back a few years ago, I went through all the emotions of feeling ashamed, and embarrassed, and that my body was dysfunctional and broken and I was maybe less of a woman because I couldn't have a baby, and I was looking at my friends who were able to have healthy full-term normal pregnancies.”

Rosanna Davison during pregnancy

Rosanna Davison during pregnancy

"So I had to do a lot of work on myself to make peace with the idea that I was the girl who couldn't have a baby, and that I needed help, I needed a surrogate and I needed medical science to help me," she explained.

The Dublin native welcomed her first child with her husband Wes Quirke via gestational surrogate. Sophia Rose Quirke was born on November 21, 2019, in Ukraine.

Rosanna admitted she used to feel embarrassed when she heard a pregnancy announcement, but her shameful feelings only encouraged her to speak out.

"I got fed up of feeling ashamed and embarrassed of my body, and feeling I couldn't talk about it and feeling sad when I was going to a friend's baby shower or feeling down."

"[The embarrassment] led me to speaking about it more with family, and close friends and then eventually sharing our story, and I strongly feel that by sharing our stories we can support others going through it."

The former Miss World admitted that she realised talking about her experience helped her to understand that she wasn't alone.

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