The name of Love Island star Jack Keating’s daughter has been revealed – two months after the shock announcement that he had become a father for the first time.
The reality TV star and son of singer Ronan Keating, 23, shares the little one with ex-artist Keely Iqbal with whom he co-parents.
On Sunday, Keely took to Instagram to do a Q&A and when a follower asked her baby’s name, she replied, “Maya Ann Keating.”
Jack announced in an Instagram post in March that he’d welcomed a baby girl — confusing fans as he hadn’t spoken of having a child before.
Jack also appeared on the ITV2 show eight months ago at the time – meaning his baby girl was probably conceived before he appeared on the show.
Parent: Love Island star Jack Keating’s baby daughter’s name has been revealed – two months after the shock announcement that he had become a father for the first time
Love: The reality TV star and son of singer Ronan Keating , 23, shares the little one with ex-artist Keely Iqbal with whom he co-parents and who mentioned the name on her Instagram on Sunday
Keely confirmed the name during a chat with her followers before the Instagram Q&A session.
One fan asked, “Does the baby girl have a last name, Daddy’s, or is it double barreled?”
Keely clarified that the name was Maya Ann Keating and revealed the sweet nod to her mother’s side of the family with the middle name, Ann.
She said, ‘Ann was my mother’s name. She’s watching Maya from heaven.’
During the chat, she also revealed that Maya weighed six pounds and four ounces when she was born.
Elsewhere, she discussed how she was doing as a new mom, saying, “Being a mom can be exhausting, but that’s okay because our 3am chats are my favorite and this is by far the best job in the world.”
Jack has not been public about a romantic relationship since leaving the Love Island villa last summer, but it was revealed earlier this year that the mother is artist Keely.
Irish singer Ronan, 46, shares his eldest child Jack with his ex-wife, Yvonne Connolly, who is also mum to Missy, 22, and Ali, 17, from the couple’s 12-year marriage.
Dynamics: Jack has not been public about a romantic relationship since leaving the Love Island villa last summer, but it was revealed earlier this year that the mother is artist Keely
New Dad: Jack announced in an Instagram post in March that he’d welcomed a baby girl – confusing fans as he hadn’t spoken of having a child before
Shocking announcement: Jack then also appeared on the ITV2 show eight months ago – meaning his baby girl was likely conceived before appearing on the show
The Magic Radio Breakfast presenter has been with his wife, Australian fashion designer Storm, 40, since 2010, and the couple have children Cooper, five, and Coco, two, together.
Before entering the Love Island villa, Jack said, “I’ve been single for a long time, probably 4 or 5 years now and I’ve really missed that spark that I haven’t been getting in the dating scene as I’ve been doing it for a long time.” to date.
And I just thought why not? Hopefully I’ll connect with someone and see what happens.”
The mother of Jack’s newborn daughter is artist Keely.
Keely works as an artist creating custom designs for athletic shoes and greeting cards and kept her fans updated throughout her pregnancy by sharing several photos of her belly.
She describes herself as ‘mommy’. Artist• Sneakerhead’ on her company’s Instagram profile.
Jack insisted earlier this year that he was “still single and ready to mingle.”
Speaking to The Independent in February, he stressed: ‘I’m still single and ready to mingle. I’m on hinge [the dating app], but I don’t take it too seriously. I dive in now and then and I enjoy being single.’
Fans have understood that Jack fathered his daughter before he became famous on Love Island, as he entered the villa eight months ago at the time of the birth announcement.
MailOnline reached out to Jack’s representatives for further comment at the time.
Fans also joined the comments on Jack’s post to share their congratulations, but noted that “math isn’t math.”
One follower even said, “I’m so confused. The math is wrong.”
Another echoed, “I know I’m bad at math, but math isn’t designed for this at all!!!” Love Island is not even 9 months ago. I mean, I know accidents happen, but….”
Cute: Keely confirmed the name during a chat with her followers before the Instagram Q&A session
Grandparents: Ronan Keating and his ex-wife Yvonne Connolly were quick to publicly congratulate son Jack after the birth (pictured in 2009)
A third added: “So he had a girlfriend 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 needs 9?!”
A fourth charged, “So you went to a show to find love, not thinking about the girl who got you pregnant.”
And a fifth agreed, writing, “Someone carried your baby when you went on Love Island? You are joking.’
While a sixth explained, “Yes, so he must have impregnated the mother in June and went to LI (Casa) in July. Unless he waited until he got out of LI and the baby was born a month early.”