‘This is my world right here’: Ronan Keating praises his children as he shares a rare snap of lookalike son Jack, 22, with his brothers and sisters at Cancer Research charity event
Ronan Keating praised his children on Sunday evening as he joined his family at Cancer Research UK’s Emeralds & Ivy Ball on Saturday.
Taking to Instagram the Boyzone star, 44, commended his family in a snap featuring all five of his kids – among them rarely seen son Jack.
The 22-year-old, whose mum is model Yvonne Connolly, looked suave in a grey suit and a black bow tie as he graced the red carpet alongside sisters Missy, 20 and Ali 16.
Joining them was Cooper, four, and Coco, nineteen months, Ronan’s two children with his Australian fashion designer wife Storm.
Suave: Ronan Keating’s lookalike son Jack (far left) put on a dapper display as he posed alongside his famous siblings at Cancer Research UK’s Emeralds & Ivy Ball on Saturday
He wrote: ‘This is my world right here. All my babies celebrating our #emeraldandivyball21 what an incredible night raising over 890K for @cr_uk now in our 14th year a proud night for the Keating family raising over 10mil in total [sic].
‘Thank you everyone that has donated over the years.’
The Emeralds and Ivy annual ball, hosted by Ronan, works to raise money for Cancer Research and the Marie Keating Foundation.
Double trouble: The 22-year-old, whose mum is model Yvonne Connolly, clearly has a close bond with his father
He set up the Marie Keating Foundation in memory of his mother who died from breast cancer in 1998.
It comes after Ronan revealed that Storm has been spending 14 hours a day on a building site, rather than attending much-needed physiotherapy, in a bid to complete their new eco-home before Christmas.
The gruelling shifts come after Storm was left temporarily paralysed from the waist down last year when she underwent back surgery for a prolapsed disc and woke up in hospital with no feeling in her lower body or control over her bowel or bladder.
Kind: Jack was supporting his dad at the annual ball, which works to raise money for Cancer Research and the Marie Keating Foundation
Speaking exclusively to the MailOnline, Ronan said of Storm’s long road to recovery: ‘She tries to get to physio[therapy] but even that has been hard because she’s on site 14 hours a day non stop… She’s an incredibly positive person.’
Storm has now mostly regained her mobility but still struggles with numbness in her right leg. Yet, Ronan and his family have been racing against time to get their house completed by their moving in date next week.
He gushed: ‘We can’t wait. Fingers crossed we’ll be in the new house for Christmas. Please, God. We’re very excited. It’s all hands on deck trying to get it finished.’
The singer explained of their eco structure: [Sustainability] is a very important part of what we’re doing….from recycling water, taking the air in and turning it into heat, solar power…We’re gonna be off the grid completely.’
Busy: It comes after Ronan revealed that his wife Storm has been spending 14 hours a day on a building site, rather than attending much-needed physiotherapy, in a bid to complete their new eco-home before Christmas
Ronan and Storm purchased the mansion on the outskirts of London back in 2016 and have spent the last five years transforming the traditional house into a zero carbon home – complete with a pool and tennis court.
Looking back on Storm’s terrifying health scare amid her renovation passion project, Ronan said: ‘There was Covid, so no one was allowed in the hospital when Storm was going through her surgery.
‘It was horrific. It was horrible… But that was the reality of [the pandemic] for everyone,’ he added.
He explained: ‘The kids were at home with the older brothers and sisters so they had that… You’ve just gotta be strong for the kids and try and get through it… I don’t know how… We just did.’
Wow! Ronan and Storm purchased the mansion on the outskirts of London back in 2016 and have spent the last five years transforming the traditional house into a zero carbon home – complete with a pool and tennis court (pictured in September 2021)
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