Take That's Howard Donald to become a father for FOURTH time... 10 months after welcoming first son Bowie with new wife Katie Halil
Howard Donald is to become a father for the fourth time - 10 months after starting a family with his new wife Katie Halil.
The Take That singer has announced that he and Katie are expecting their second child together, after welcoming their son Bowie in January.
Taking to his Twitter account, the 48-year-old said he was thrilled with the news - though not looking forward to more sleepless nights.
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Parents-to-be: Take That star Howard Donald and his wife Katie Halil have announced they're expecting their second child
He tweeted: 'Guess what? Me and katie are happy to announce we will have our 2nd child in Feb. Yay! No more sleep for another 2 years! (sic)'
The boyband singer also has two daughters, Grace, 17, and Lola, 11, from past relationships.
His first son was named in honour of iconic singer David Bowie, who had died of cancer just two days before the baby was born.
He tweeted at the time: 'Bowie Taylan Donald came into this world on Tues 12th Jan. Mummy and daddy suffering sleep deprivation but life is wonderful, he is divine.'
Guess what: The couple announced their happy news on Twitter
Singing superstar: The musician already has two daughters from previous relationships
Famous face: Howard (centre) has been with Take That bandmates Gary Barlow and Mark Owen (here in February) for over 20 years
Earlier that week, the Never Forget hitmaker had paid tribute to 'genius' singer David and recalled the time he and former bandmate Jason Orange met the 'Moonage Daydream' hitmaker.
He tweeted: 'Feel very honoured that I have a photo of me and jay with David Bowie. When we did TOTP. What a genius and a great loss. RIP.(sic)'
Howard and Katie were married in January 2015 in a secret two-day wedding.
Expecting, again: The duo (here in January 2015) started a family in February with the arrival of baby Bowie
The couple met while Take That were filming Marks & Spencer Christmas TV advert in 2008, but only started dating in 2010.
In August last year, Howard took to Twitter to share the news that he and Katie were starting a family.
The Take That singer wrote: 'I have some amazing news to share with you all.....Katie and I are having a baby!
'so proud of my beautiful wife and can't wait for the newest member of our family to arrive.'
Over the moon: Howard took to Twitter on Monday to share the exciting news with his fans
Howard first met Katie when the band filmed a Marks & Spencer Christmas TV advert in 2008 but it was two years before they started dating.
He has two daughters, Grace (born 1999) and Lola (born 2005), from two previous relationships.
Grace's mother is Victoria Piddington, while Marie-Christine Musswessels, who he split from in late 2009, is the mother of his second child.
Howard and Katie surprised fans with a secret two-day wedding extravaganza in January.
Exciting news: Howard first met Katie, pictured together on holiday in 2010, when the band filmed a Marks & Spencer Christmas TV advert in 2008 but it was two years before they started dating
A spokesperson for the singer told MailOnline: 'I can confirm Howard Donald and Katie Halil were married at a private ceremony for close family and friends on January 2.'
Friends were thrilled for the pair, with the singer and his illustrator wife saying their vows at an intimate marriage ceremony attended by close friends and family.
A source told the Daily Mirror newspaper: 'Everyone is so chuffed for Howard and Katie: they make a gorgeous couple.'
The following day they held a huge celebration at Aynhoe Park, a stately home in the Cotswolds, Oxfordshire.
Guests - including his fellow bandmates, Mark Owen and Gary Barlow, as well as ex-Take That member Jason Orange - enjoyed champagne, pizza and fish and chips at the posh venue.
The source shared : 'Jason and Howard have always been the very best of friends and extremely tight. It was like the old days again being together.'
Howard - who has been dating Katie since 2010 - wore a dark purple dinner suit to the party and the celebrations continued late into the night.
A guest said: 'Howard looked extremely happy with his bride Katie at his side amongst their guests. There were about 140 people there – it was a kicking do until at least 1.30am.'
What a year! Howard and Katie surprised fans with a secret two-day wedding extravaganza in January
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