Jack Keating’s baby daughter’s mother Keely Iqbal has shared an adorable snap of her cradling the newborn on Instagram on Thursday.
The Love Island star and son of singer Ronan Keating, 23, announced in a social media post that he had welcomed a baby girl earlier this month – confusing fans because he hadn’t mentioned a child before.
The star had appeared on the ITV2 show eight months ago – meaning his baby daughter was likely conceived prior to his appearing on the show.
Keely looked every inch the doting mum as she held the little girl into her chest posing for a photo on the sofa.
Keely, who works as an artist designing custom trainer designs, cut a chic figure in a knitted lilac jumpsuit while the baby was dressed in a pretty blue outfit.
‘My favourite person’: Jack Keating’s baby daughter’s mother Keely Iqbal has shared an adorable snap of her cradling the newborn on Instagram on Thursday
She pulled her long brunette tresses up in a neat ponytail and applied a radiant palette of makeup to accentuate her beauty.
Keely penned: ‘My favourite person’.
Earlier this month Jack announced in an Instagram post that he had welcomed a baby girl sharing a sweet snap of the pair.
Jack has not been public about a romantic relationship since leaving the Love Island villa last summer but the mother has been revealed to be artist Keely Iqbal.
Yet Ronan and Yvonne, 49 – who divorced in 2015 after 17 years of marriage – didn’t address any speculation as they instead shared sweet messages of support.
It is the first grandchild for father-of-five Ronan who called his granddaughter a ‘little cutie’.
The Irish singer shares eldest child Jack with his ex-wife, Yvonne Connolly who’s also a mum to Missy, 22, and Ali, 17, from the couple’s 12-year marriage.
Yvonne wrote on Jack’s post: ‘I miss her so much already’.
Surpirse: The Love Islander and son of singer Ronan Keating, 23, announced he had welcomed a baby girl earlier this month – confusing fans because he hadn’t mentioned a child before
On screen: Having entered Love Island’s famous Casa Amor in July, viewers of the show previously gathered that Jack had conceived his daughter before finding fame in the villa
Jack looked every inch the doting dad in the snaps as he looked down adoringly at the little one who he cradled in his arms.
He captioned the snap: ‘Welcome to the world my little Princess’.
His pals and other Love Island stars were quick to congratulate him, as Paige Thorne wrote: ‘Congratulations hunny!!’
Ronan’s second wife and Jack’s step mother Storm replied with a series of heart emojis under the post.
The Magic Radio Breakfast host has been with wife, Australian fashion designer, Storm, 40, since 2010 and the pair have children Cooper, five, and Coco, two, together.
Prior to entering the Love Island villa eight months ago, Jack said: ‘I’ve been single for a long time, probably 4 or 5 years now and I’ve really been missing that spark that I haven’t been getting on the dating scene, like I’ve been dating for a long time.
‘And I just thought why not? Hopefully I’ll get a connection with somebody and see what happens.’
Father: Jack has not been public about a romantic relationship since leaving the Love Island villa last summer but the mother has been revealed to be artist Keely Iqbal
The mother of Jack’s newborn daughter is artist Keely who works as an artist designing custom trainer designs and greeting cards and kept her fans in the loop during her pregnancy by sharing various bump snaps.
She describes herself as ‘Mummy. Artist• Sneakerhead’ on her business’ Instagram profile.
Keely and Jack are not believed to be together, with Jack insisting earlier this month that he was ‘still single and ready to mingle.’
Fans have gathered that Jack conceived his daughter before finding fame on Love Island, due to the fact he entered the villa eight months ago.
MailOnline contacted Jack’s representatives for further comment at the time.
Fans also took to the comments of Jack’s post to share their congratulations but noted that the ‘math ain’t mathing’.
One follower said: ‘I’m so confused. The maths isn’t adding up’.
Another echoed: ‘I know I’m bad at maths, but the math ain’t mathing on this at all!!! Love Island isn’t even 9 months ago yet. I mean I know accidents happen but….’
A third added: ‘So did he have a gf when he was in Love Island correct me if I’m wrong it said he was in the villa 8 months ago and a baby takes 9 ?!’
A fourth accused: ‘So you went on a show to find love not thinking about the girl you got pregnant’.
Grandparents: Ronan and his ex-wife Yvonne Connolly were quick to publicly congratulate son Jack (pictured in 2009)
And a fifth agreed, writing: ‘Someone was carrying your baby when you went on Love Island? You’re joking.’
While a sixth explained: ‘yeah so he must of got the mum pregnant in June then went into LI (Casa) in July. Unless he waited until he came out of LI and baby’s been born a month early.’
It comes after Jack spoke to The Independent this month and insisted: ‘I’m still single and ready to mingle. I’m on Hinge [the dating app], but I don’t use it too seriously. I dip in every once in a while and I’m enjoying being single.’
He added: ‘People think my account is fake. I’m verified, but they still believe I’m a catfish who’s stolen someone else’s photos. I’m like: ‘Trust me – I’m the real deal.”
He also admitted to going on Dinner Dates on ITV in his quest for love, saying: ‘I just did Dinner Dates with ITV, and that comes out in March. Filming took a couple of weeks and I met some nice girls and ate some nice food, so it was a full experience.’
Jack entered Love Island’s Casa Amor villa alongside Deji Adeniyi, 25, Josh Le Grove, 22, George Tasker, 23, Samuel Agbiji, 22, and Billy Brown, 23, in the 2022 summer series.
The Dublin-born influencer confessed to being unlucky in love at the time and had hoped signing up to Love Island would mark the end of his dating woes.
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