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Baby joy Kevin Kilbane and Brianne Delcourt 'delighted and proud' to announce second child

The couple met and fell in love in November 2019 while Kevin was competing on Dancing on Ice

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Kevin and Brianne

Kevin and Brianne

Kevin and Brianne

Irish footballer Kevin Kilbane is set to welcome his second child with wife Brianne Delcourt, just two years after the pair first met.

The couple met and fell in love in November 2019 while Kevin was competing on Dancing on Ice, where professional figure skater Brianne was his dance partner. The pair were eliminated from the show on week five, finishing in eighth place.

Days after leaving the competition, 44-year-old Kevin popped the question in February 2020, before tying the knot in September of that year.

On February 3rd 2021, the couple welcomed their first child, a girl, who they named Olivia Mai.

This week, Kevin and Brianne shared more exciting news, revealing that they are due to welcome another baby girl together next year.

“Delighted and proud to announce that @brianne_tv & I are expecting another girl in 2022. We feel so blessed & can’t wait for the new arrival,” Kevin said, revealing the news on Twitter.

In an interview with OK! Magazine, the couple said that the originally wanted to keep their baby’s biological sex for a Christmas surprise, but they accidentaly found out they were expecting a girl.

“We were going to try to do it for Christmas day weren’t we? That was going to be our present,” Kevin said.

“The doctor said ‘she’ three or four times during the examination.”

“We’re extremely excited, but we know it’s going to be a mad house! We’re just going to have to wing it,” Brianna said.

"Olivia and the new baby are only going to be 15 months apart."

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Kevin also has two daughters, Elsie(17) and Isla(15), with his ex-wife Laura. The couple were childhood sweethearts who married in 2001 when Kevin was 22-years-old. However, he kept their split under wraps for almost three years after they split.

He cited their young age for their break-up telling the Daily Record: "It’s difficult to talk about now because we’re not together, which you probably don’t know. I’m not with Laura, I’ve not been for two-and-a-half years. So it’s a difficult one.”

“I was very young. When you do things like that you get swept up in emotions. Looking back now, I probably would change it.”

“At that particular time, it felt right for me but as time moves on it probably isn’t that way. Again, I was very young, very naive.”

Brianne also has a 6-year-old daughter named Gracie. However, the Canadian has never revealed the father is.

She has previously dated three other celebrities that she met while filming Dancing on Ice.

In 2010 she met, and began dating Coronation Street actor Danny Young, who was partnered with another professional for the competition. At the time Brianne was partnered with Kieron Richardson and Danny was dancing with pro-skater Frankie Poultney.

During the following series of the show, in early 2011, Brianne met and began dating actor Sam Attwater who was paired with her for the competition. However, the couple’s relationship did not go beyond the season finale.

By 2013, Brianne was once again dating a Dancing on Ice contestant in the form of soap star Matt Lapinskas.

At the time, Matt was dating his Eastender’s co-star Shona McGarty, and it soon came to light that Matt had cheated on his girlfriend with Brianne.

The couple denied the allegations, but later after Matt cheated on Brianne, she came clean, admitting: “Matt has totally betrayed me. He's been nasty and he's lied, when all I've done for the last two years is try to help and protect him,” she told The Sun.

"I've stood by and lied for him about when we got together as I loved him and didn't want to hurt Shona," she added.

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