Fair City icon Killian O’Sullivan and his fiancee Debbie McQuillan have welcomed their first child together after an IVF journey.
The couple are now parents to a baby boy, Alex, after he arrived into the world last week.
The Ireland AM entertainment reporter and make-up artist to the stars, who got engaged last June, found out they were pregnant two weeks after implantation.
While it wasn’t an easy road to get pregnant, the pair are over the moon now that Alex has arrived safe and sound.
Debbie said: “It wasn’t an easy route to get here there has been many highs and lows but with the support of Killian and the marvel of science all our dreams came through on Monday.
“Alex is beyond anything I ever dreamed of, we have never experienced a love like it.” Killian and Debbie have been documenting their journey online and they are getting amazing feedback.
“We have documented our whole journey on our new podcast and the feedback has been incredible,” she added.
“We look forward to continuing sharing how we navigate parenthood for the first time. @newparentspodcast.”
Killian, who played Lorcan Foley on Fair City, also opened up about becoming a first-time dad as he praised Debbie for her strength and positivity over the years. “I’ve been telling her every moment of the day since Alex arrived how proud and awestruck I am at her strength and positivity and how incredible she has been throughout this whole pregnancy,” he said.
“How she’s dealt with the highs and lows over the past 12 months gives me 100 per cent faith & sky high confidence in her now as a mother.
“And as for my boy… I just can’t stop staring at him. After the year we had, losing my mom — this little miracle is without question the rainbow in my clouds.
“It fills my heart with such joy watching Debbie with Alex and seeing just how much she loves our little guy.”
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