A massive congratulations is in order as country music star Patrick Feeney and his wife Claire are expecting their first child.
Taking to Instagram, Patrick announced the fantastic news on their first wedding anniversary.
Sharing a collage with snaps from their wedding day, first year of married life, and a sonogram of their little one.
Writing: “BIG NEWS”
“Happy 1st Anniversary to my beautiful, kind loving wife Claire. It has been a fast and joyful 12 months and an exciting year ahead with a little extra help.”
Patrick and Claire said “I do” last year, in Sligo’s Markree Castle with their nearest and dearest.
And of course, they were joined by some of country music’s biggest stars including Patrick’s bandmates from The Three Amigos, Jimmy Buckley and Robert Mizzell.
The Sligo native proposed in 2021, getting down on one knee over the Easter weekend, after spending months planning every little detail of the day.
“I knew about Christmas time that I was going to propose, but I didn’t want to do it then,” he told the Sunday World.
“I thought Easter would be as nice time as any. Claire had reminded me that she likes Easter eggs, so I got her a hamper of chocolates and cosmetics that she likes.
“We had a Chinese takeaway that night and then I gave her the gift. When she found the ring in the hamper I went down on one knee and asked her to marry me.”
It took Claire by complete surprise, but of course, she said yes without hesitation.
“She got a big, big shock. She definitely wasn’t expecting it, but she said ‘yes’ straight away. It never felt as right,” he beamed.
“I was never as certain about something in all my life in asking her. I had no doubt whatsoever and neither had she, thank God.”
Claire worked in a jewellers, so he knew she’d want to pick out her own ring. Instead of buying one she may or may not like, he got a costume ring and the pair plan to go shopping for the perfect one soon.
“I got in touch with her boss, Richard Wehrly, and told him what I was doing,” he said.
“With Claire working in the jewellery industry she knows exactly what she wants, so I thought I would leave it to herself to choose a ring. Richard organised a promise ring for me, which I then hid in the hamper.”
A massive congratulations to the soon-to-be parents.