Love Island star Jack Keating has said he's "looking forward to co-parenting" with the woman who is the mother of his newborn daughter.
In a new interview, the 23 year old reality TV star, who is the son of Boyzone icon Ronan Keating, opened up on his surprise news and his plans going forward.
Jack also confirmed that he and the baby's mum, thought to be artist Keely Iqbal, are not together now, but he's excited for the future.
The new dad gushed over his little girl and said he is already "besotted" with the tot.
"I am delighted to announce the birth of my little girl," Jack began.
"Her mother and I have decided to keep her identity private for now and we ask everyone to please respect our privacy at this time," the star went on to The Sun.
"My daughter's mother and I are not together, however we look forward to co-parenting and giving our little girl the best support system that she needs."
Jack shared his excitement to be embarking on a new "chapter" in his life, and one for his family too, as Ronan becomes a grandad for the first time.
The star finished by saying he is so "grateful" for the chance to be a father and he's looking forward to giving her the "most amazing life".
OK! has contacted a representative for Jack for comment.
While Jack stated he is keeping his daughter's mother's identity a secret for the time being, stunning brunette artist Keely has responded to a series of comments congratulating Jack and the mother of his child.
Some of them even addressed her directly, as he responses seemingly confirmed the baby is hers.
One person wrote: "@keelyiqbal she is your double through and through. Congratulations both. PS its about frickin time. At least its out now."
"Congratulations @keelyiqbal and @jackkeating11," another fan praised.
While a third gushed: "Little angel, happy for you both," prompting Keely to reply with a heart emoji.
"Congrats to you and @keelyiqbal soo proud of you!" another person added excitedly.
While Jack is focused on his new role as a dad, he has also spoken out about being "single and ready to mingle" in a recent interview, and has even been on dating app Hinge.
While he doesn't use it "too seriously," the star connects with women on it every now and then, he told the Irish Independent.
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