On Monday, the singer,Howard Donald who married Katie Halil this year announced the news on his Twitter page.
- The couple tie their knot at Aynhoe Park,in the Cotswolds, Oxfordshire last January.
- The singer shared the happy news with his Twitter followers as he’s set to become a dad for the third time.
- He tweeted, “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.”
The singer, Howard Donald, 47-year-old is already father to two girls, 16-year-old Grace and 10-year-old Lola from two previous relationships. “I think that’s inevitable. I’ve already got two children, but it’ll happen,” he said.
The couple met while Take That were filming Marks & Spencer Christmas TV advert in 2008, but only started dating in 2010.
Howard Paul Donald is an English singer-songwriter, drummer, pianist, dancer, DJ and house producer. He is a member of English pop-group Take That and a judge on the German reality talent show Got to Dance. Donald was educated at Moorside Primary School and Littlemoss High School.
He is father of two daughters, Grace (born June 1999) and Lola (born February 2005), from two separate relationships. His elder daughter Grace was born to Victoria Piddington, while he had his younger daughter from his relationship with Marie-Christine Musswessels. They split in late 2009.
In April 2010, Donald was granted a super-injunction against former girlfriend, musician Adakini Ntuli, with whom he had been in an on/off relationship from 2000 to 2008. After Ntuli engaged publicist Max Clifford and began negotiations with the News of the World, Donald obtained the super-injunction. The non-publicity side of the injunction was lifted in November 2010, in what was seen by legal commentators as a precedent in future judgements on the issuing of super-injunctions.
In 2007, he sparked controversy when he expressed his view that cannabis should be legalized, saying, “If more people went out stoned than drunk I think there would be less fighting, less trouble, and less violence.”He also admitted to having “dabbled with ecstasy” in the past.
In June 2012, it was revealed that along with Take That band-mates Gary Barlow and Mark Owen, Donald had invested £26 million in music industry investment schemes. The news attracted controversy when it was understood that the schemes could serve as tax shelters for high-net-worth people. Lawyers responded to the claims, stating the band members ‘paid significant tax, and that they believed the schemes were not for tax avoidance purposes but were legitimate commercial enterprises.’
On 2nd January 2015, Donald married illustrator Katie Halil. A spokesperson for him said ‘I can confirm Howard Donald and Katie Halil were married at a private ceremony for close family and friends on January 2.’ In August 2015, Donald announced they are expecting a baby.IMAGE/TWITTER