Ronan Keating: who is son Jack in Casa Amor on Love Island?

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Jack Keating is the latest Love Island contestant to have a famous parent alongside Gemma Owen, daughter of former professional footballer Michael Owen

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Who is Jack Keating?

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Jack is the son of Ronan Keating and Irish model and TV personality Yvonne Connolly.

Originally from Dublin, the 23-year-old currently lives in London and works in social media marketing.

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Jack joined five other boys at Casa Amor on ITV dating show Love Island (Picture: ITV)

When asked why he wants to continue island of loveand why now, he said: “I’ve been single for a long time, probably four or five years now, and I’ve really missed that spark that I haven’t gotten in the dating scene as I’ve been together for a long time.

“And I just thought, why not? Hopefully I can connect with someone and see what happens.”

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Jack, who said his father was his “best pal,” described himself as a “very family-oriented person” who “wears my heart on my sleeve a lot.”

Who is Ronan Keating?

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Keating is an Irish singer best known for his time in the band Boyzone singing alongside Keith Duffy, Michael Graham, Shane Lynch and Stephen Gately. Keating is currently hosting a breakfast show on Magic Radio.

He was born in Dublin on March 3, 1977, the youngest of five children to father Gerry and mother Marie. He attended St. Fintan’s High School before joining Boyzone in 1993 at the age of 16.

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Singer Ronan Keating arrives at the Pantene Pro-V Awards October 17, 2001 in London. (Photo by Anthony Harvey/Getty Images)

The group was formed by manager Louis Walsh who wanted to create an Irish version of Take That. He placed advertisements in Irish newspapers and auditioned for the group at The Ormond Center in Dublin.

As a band they performed in pubs and clubs before being signed to the music label PolyGram in 1994. From 1994 to 1999 Boyzone released three studio albums – No sooner said than done, another beat and where we belong.

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After six years together, Boyzone went on hiatus as a group in 1999. While still a member of Boyzone, Keating recorded a version of If you don’t say anything for the movie notting hillwhich climbed to number one in the UK Singles Chart and paved the way for a successful solo career.

He released his debut solo album in 2000 entitled ronanwhich contained four UK and Irish top 10 singles – If you don’t say anything at all, life is a roller coaster the way you make me feel and Love Food Day.

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Ronan Keating performs during Fire Fight Australia at ANZ Stadium on February 16, 2020 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Cole Bennetts/Getty Images)

Over the course of his solo career, Keating released 12 studio albums: target (2002), turn it on (2003), 10 years of hits (2004), take you home (2006), songs for my mother (2009), winter songs (2009), duet (2010), When Ronan met Burt (2011), Fire (2012), time of my life (2016), twenty twenty (2020) and songs from home (2021).

Keating has reunited with Boyzone on a number of touring and album occasions over the years, including 2013’s album BZ20 and tour, which celebrated the group’s 20th anniversary.

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Outside of music, Keating has presented work on television and radio, including as a judge on the Australian version of The x factora trainer in the fifth season of The voice of Australiaco-hosting Magic breakfastpresent The One Show and appearing as a guest panelist on Permissive women.

How many children does he have?

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Keating has five children in total.

In April 1998 he married his first wife, Yvonne Connolly, with whom he had three children – Jack, born in 1999, Marie, born in 2001 and Ali, born in 2005.

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Keating and Connolly separated in 2010 and their divorce was finalized in 2015.

Ronan Keating and his son Jack Keating attend the 2011 Laureus World Sports Awards at the Emirates Palace on February 7, 2011 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images for Laureus)

He met his second wife, Storm Uechtritz, in August 2010 and they married a few months after his divorce from Connolly was finalized.

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Keating and Uechtritz have two children together, son Cooper, born in 2017, and daughter Coco, born in 2020.

What did he say about son Jack going on Love Island?

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Up in support of Jack’s debut island of love, Keating took to Instagram to support his son.

Ahead of Jack’s first appearance on the show, Keating released a video of himself on stage with his guitar, speaking to the audience about Jack, saying, “Well, I have something I wanted to share with you from the start of the tour.

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“It’s very, very exciting because my boy, my eldest boy Jack, has been hiding out in Spain for the last few weeks preparing for a certain house.

“So if you haven’t been on social media in the last hour and a half, two, you won’t know my boy Jack is there island of love This evening.

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“Well I don’t want you all to leave the gig now to go home and watch it, wait till the end and keep watching it [the ITV Hub] but yes, very exciting, he is in Casa Amor. I screwed myself. I couldn’t share anything with you, but now I can.

“I don’t know how to feel. I’m really happy for him, he’s going to be amazing, he’s a sweetheart, he has the biggest heart in the world and I’m so proud of him.”

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