Sep 3rd, 2015

He’s been engaged three times, got married twice, and so far it’s never worked out. Maybe this is because until Brian McFadden left home his Irish mammy did everything for him. He never cleans, he can’t cook (despite fronting a TV food show) and until recently he had no idea how to do the washing.

Now he’s about to divorce wife No 2, and though it seems to be amicable, the first time this far-from-new-man actually missed living with model and reality star Vogue Williams was when he couldn’t work the washing machine.

“I’m not self sufficient,” explains 35-year-old Brian, who first found fame with boyband Westlife when he was 17. “I’m f***ing useless,” he adds.

“When Vogue first left I had to figure out how to use a washing machine. That was funny. It wasn’t that funny actually. I wrecked some of the clothes. I didn’t understand the difference between the materials so I was just throwing lots of stuff in. Stuff came out looking different shapes. But I called Vogue and she talked me through it. I have a cleaner now – Vogue never wanted a cleaner. She had a passion for it, but I certainly don’t.”

When I meet Brian he is sweaty and breathless after training with Mike Tindall and Louis Spence for today’s Rugby Aid 2015 at Harlequins’ Twickenham Stoop stadium.

After a shower he’s back sitting next to me 10 minutes later. “See, ladies can take a leaf out of my book. That’s the quickest turn around in history,” he chuckles. He may not be able to wash his underpants, but at least Bri can wash himself.

“My mum did everything until I was 17,” he says.

“And everybody else did it for me when I was with the band, I lived in hotels until I was 26. Then I always had cleaners. I was always on the road.”

For most of the 21st century he’s been too busy buying rings to learn a few practical skills. Brian was 21 when he wed former Atomic Kitten Kerry Katona in a lavish 2002 wedding. The couple have two daughters, Molly, now 13, and Lilly-Sue, 12, but split after only two years. Next came an engagement ring for Aussie singer and actress Delta Goodrem, but they parted in April 2011.

Brian met and married Vogue in a whirlwind 16 months, but in July this year he announced on Twitter that their marriage was over. “Both of us are fine,” he tells me.

“People don’t understand… it was an amicable split-up and we are still best friends. She stays at my house a couple of times a week. We still have a dog together and she still takes my kids out. We are genuinely best friends – that is a part of the relationship that never changes. People are always asking, What was the reason?’ There is no reason. Me and her just decided that’s where we were in our lives.”

“People ask ‘Did you meet someone else?’ or ‘Did you fall out of love?’ It’s nothing to do with any of that. It’s just something that happened to the two of us. We made the decision together. We both knew for a long time that was coming to an end.”

“It is still really, really sad, but what’s made it easier is that we are still talking.

“I’ve been through a lot of different break-ups in my life and this one is even strange to me because it is honest. It’s the best break up I’ve ever had, the easiest one in history. The worst thing would be losing Vogue as a friend.”

Brian vows he will never marry again. Mind you, he said that after his split with Kerry. And after breaking up with Delta. But he insists: “I’ve a very strong feeling now that I’ll probably never get married again.

“This is the first time in my life I’ve ever been through a relationship, come out of it and gone, ‘You’re not a kid any more – you might have missed the boat,’ ” he says.

“Now that I’m not married I’m getting an opportunity to do different things, maybe travel or go to LA and pursue a career in acting.

“That would be great. Do something weird and climb Mount Everest. If you were married you couldn’t do that.

“It’s not about soul-searching. I don’t believe in that rubbish, it’s about having fun and trying something new.”

One of his mates has already moved in to his London home (maybe he helps with the washing) and Brian is so grateful to his loyal old pals he’s written a song for them. Call On Me Brother is the first single from his new album.

“It’s a song about my male friends,” he says. “Through all the s*** they’ve always been there. My friend from Dublin is living with me now.”

Brian has also been helping his ex Kerry get through her marriage crisis with husband George Kay. “They’ve got their own thing going on and they are back together now,” he says. “The kids are happy and that is all that matters.”

Keeping Molly and Lilly-Sue happy also involves making sure that they avoid guys like, well… him. He says the thought of his daughters going out with a boybander horrifies him. Brian declares: “God help boys when they come knocking at my door. That puts me in a bad mood. “I was a boy and I know what I was like. I would never let them go out with a guy in a pop group.

“That is never happening, no f***ing way. That’s disgusting, the thought of that. I’m keeping them locked away.”

He’s back on ITV on Monday afternoon presenting a second series of Who’s Doing The Dishes? Four contestants have to guess which celebrity’s house they are dining in each day. “You’d think after being on the cooking show and working with all these top chefs like Aldo Zilli and Antony Worrall Thompson I would have learnt something but I haven’t,” he confesses.

“I still can’t cook, I’m the worst cook on the planet. The only thing I have learnt is how to make a prawn cocktail. “It’s prawns, ketchup and mayonnaise. That’s all it is.”

By the end of our chat, Brian seems to lamenting that his soon-to-be ex-wife will no longer be knocking up his meals in the kitchen. “Out of my partners, Vogue is the best cook,” he says. “She’s a great cook. She makes home-made burgers, a great chilli, a really great salad.

“It’s our anniversary today and I’ve already spoken to her this morning. But I’m OK.” Maybe Brian should save this article in case it turns out that there is a next Mrs McFadden. Just so she knows exactly what she’s letting herself in for…

Source: Mirror

Sep 2nd, 2015

Brian McFadden is making a back with a new single ‘Call on Me Brother’, to coincide with the release, Brian will be performing two gigs in London and Dublin this November.

November 3rd at Bush Hall, London

November 4th at Whelan’s, Dublin

Tickets are on sale from Friday September 4th, here.

Sep 1st, 2015

Brian McFadden has admitted that he wishes he had been wiser in the younger days of his career and not walked away from Westlife so easily.

The star grew weary of the constant touring and promotion that was part and parcel of being in one of the UK’s biggest boybands of the 90s and 00s and he walked away from his bandmates, leaving Westlife’s lineup just before their world tour in 2004.

Westlife went on to split in 2012, as their popularity waned and in an interview with 2FM, Brian admitted that he wishes he and his bandmates had taken a leaf from 1D’s book and had a break from one another when things got too much to bear.

The star is close pals with 1D member Niall Horan and so has a unique insight into the situation and he thinks the X Factor stars have made exactly the right call when they decided to take a hiatus in March of next year to spend time with friends, family and pursue solo projects.

McFadden said: “I think One Direction’s hiatus is brilliant – go explore things on their own, enjoy the solo life, then get back together. Maybe if we [Westlife] had done that, I would have stayed in the band a bit longer. I think it’s a really good idea, they’re gonna realise how amazing it’s been for them.”

“It didn’t work out like that for us but I think it’ll make the band last a lot longer than if they just carried on and on and they probably will get back together. It’ll be much easier because they haven’t broken up,” he added.

One Direction will split after the release of their fifth studio album, though Liam Payne, Niall Horan and Louis Tomlinson have insisted that it is not a permanent break up and that they will reunite after some down time.

Source: UnrealityTV

Aug 23rd, 2015

We are finally back online, thanks to our new hosts – please bear with us over the next week as the servers and domain connect!

We will update the site with all the latest news and all the exciting news going on while we were moving within the next 24hrs. The website is back in full working order although we still have thousands of photos to add to the gallery, we also have decided no to publish any candid photos past or present to the gallery for several reasons so, we will not post any unofficial paparazzi photo indefinitely.

Aug 8th, 2015

Unfortunately our relatively new hosts fan-sites.org informed us and many many thousands of other sites that they will be closing taking effect from this coming monday, August 10th. I am currently working on a new home the site may be down for a day or so… but we will ba back ASAP with all the latest new on Brian McFadden’s upcoming Single and Tour!!!!

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Jul 12th, 2015

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Jul 7th, 2015

Brian McFadden and his wife Vogue Williams have split up, with the DJ announcing the heartbreaking news on Twitter.

The former Westlife star and Vogue had been married for nearly three years after tying the knot in a lavish Tuscan ceremony.

Sharing the news on her Twitter page, Vogue shared a heartbreak emoji along with the post: “It is with sadness that Brian and I have made the tough decision to go our separate ways.

“We will always care greatly about each other, remain friends and wish each other all the very best for the future.” She continued: “We have nothing else to say on the subject and we would like to thank our friends and family for their support during this difficult period. Vogue x”.

In April this year, singer Brian called Vogue his “soulmate” and described how it had been “love at first sight” between the couple.

“We instantly clicked and talked non-stop for eight hours the night we met and I proposed after eight months,” he told The Belfast Telegraph.future.”

“Within three weeks she moved to Australia to be with me. Although it was a whirlwind romance, it was just so right from the beginning, so we knew it would work.”

He continued: “Meeting her was a life changer for me – she’s my soulmate.

“Getting married hasn’t changed anything – it was perfect anyway – but it has made us both feel quite grown-up. We like nothing better than just staying in and spending time together as a couple when we’re not working.

“You can be in love with someone but if you can’t be friends with them, it’s kind of pointless. We make each other laugh, especially after we’ve had a silly row about something!”

Last year, the TV presenter and model revealed how she learnt the realities of married life.

In an interview with HELLO! Online she said: “It is all about compromise. I will do most of the housework but he takes care of going to the shops, giving me lifts or picking people up.”

Vogue, who became a stepmother to Brian’s children Molly and Lily-Sue from his previous marriage to Kerry Katona, described how she had a strong bond with them but wasn’t ready for her own.

“I thought that I was going to have kids by the time that I was 30. I even had a pact with my friends that we would all get pregnant at the same time,” she said.

“Work is going so well for me at the moment that I don’t want to rush it. Maybe in a few years time.”

Source: Mirror

May 27th, 2015

Brian is in the middle of recording his new album and has been giving us a sneak preview of the song titles as well as a short video (which can bee seen below), so far we know of the songs:

  • Call On Me Brother
  • Crushing Diamonds
  • Mary Ms Popular
  • Mulberry Road
  • Just Enough (To Make It Worth It)
  • Nothing Without You

Guitar parts done!!!!! Nothing without you!

A video posted by brianmcfadden (@brianmcfadden123) on

Apr 5th, 2015

Brian McFadden has revealed he has one regret about quitting Westlife. The singer sensationally left the band right before their fourth world tour to spend more time with his family and focus on a solo career.

However, the Dublin native does wonder what would have happened had he stayed with in the group longer.
Sometimes I think if I’d stayed another 10 years, I would have made a lot of money, but that would be the only reason for any regret,” he said.

While Brian wishes he could have made more money with Westlife, he is still glad he left when he did.
“I wanted to launch my solo career but it was more than that,” he said. “Leaving and going to Australia, where Westlife hadn’t been successful, gave me a chance to breathe, take a step back from my world and look at it from the outside.” “I could just walk about unrecognised and start from scratch, and you don’t have that media scrutiny that you have here.”

The father-of-two ultimately decided his family was more important than fame. “After a while, you realise there’s no point in being successful if you can’t enjoy it, share it with someone else or be with the people you care about.”

The pop star also revealed he wishes he hadn’t been so honest about his opinions to the press while he was in Westlife. “I did get bad press…I think I was too honest and open for my own good. I’m certainly a bit more savvy now,” he told the Belfast Telegraph.

Source: goss.ie

Apr 2nd, 2015

If there was a risky path to happiness, Brian McFadden has certainly trodden it. As a teenager, he shot to fame in one of the biggest-ever boy bands, Westlife, was married with two children by his early twenties, and then sensationally threw it all away to move to the other side of the world, leaving fame and family behind him.

Today it’s hard to equate the image of the man once dubbed the band’s ‘bad boy’ by the media – who had a turbulent marriage to pop star, Atomic Kitten’s Kerry Katona – with the affable 34-year-old Irishman with a dry sense of humour whose life seems to have regained its harmony.

Undoubtedly, at the heart of his contentment is his second wife, DJ and model Vogue Williams (29), whom he married two years ago. “Meeting her was a life changer for me – she’s my soulmate,” he says simply.

“Getting married hasn’t changed anything – it was perfect anyway – but it has made us both feel quite grown-up. We like nothing better than just staying in and spending time together as a couple when we’re not working. You can be in love with someone but if you can’t be friends with them, it’s kind of pointless. We make each other laugh, especially after we’ve had a silly row about something!”

The pair moved back to the UK shortly after their wedding and she was one of the celebrities recently competing in ITV’s Bear Grylls: Mission Survive.

“It was love at first sight when we met. It turned out we were born in the same hospital and grew up five minutes away from one another,” says McFadden, who’d previously been engaged to Neighbours star and singer Delta Goodrem.

“We instantly clicked and talked non-stop for eight hours the night we met and I proposed after eight months. Within three weeks she moved to Australia to be with me. Although it was a whirlwind romance, it was just so right from the beginning, so we knew it would work.”

There was no such certainty when 10 years ago he left Westlife, originally signed by Simon Cowell and managed by Louis Walsh, on the eve of its fourth world tour and emigrated to Australia.

“I wanted to launch my solo career, but it was more than that,” says McFadden, who, while there for eight years, was highly successful releasing his own albums, writing for a portfolio of leading artists, and being a judge on Australia’s Got Talent.

“Leaving and going to Australia, where Westlife hadn’t been successful, gave me a chance to breathe, take a step back from my world and look at it from the outside. I could just walk about unrecognised and start from scratch, and you don’t have that media scrutiny that you have here,” he says.

“I was only 17 when I got signed up for Westlife. One minute, I was a naive teenager serving burgers in McDonald’s and two days later, I was in a music studio and signing a record deal. It was incredible, amazing, but during the seven years in the band, we worked 365 days a year, living on planes, in hotels and out of suitcases, and never being in the same country for two days.

“After a while, you realise there’s no point in being successful if you can’t enjoy it, share it with someone else or be with the people you care about.”

There was also the pressure of living life under the glare of the media spotlight, but McFadden insists that in reality he wasn’t the ‘bad boy’ as portrayed.

“The fame didn’t go to my head at all. None of us actually had egos or got big headed, believe it or not, because we were surrounded by good families who kept us grounded and we were managed well,” he says.

“But I was young and, of course, I made mistakes – who doesn’t in their teens and twenties? At one stage, I did get bad press, but the end of the day, I think I was too honest and open for my own good and would talk about things I probably shouldn’t have. Then it ended up with things being written about me which often weren’t true. But that’s in the past and I’m certainly a bit more savvy now.”

He discounts rumours of a Westlife reunion, saying: “We’re in touch with each other from time to time – there’s no bad blood and we could easily meet up and have a great evening – but we’re not talking about any reunion. We’re all in different places now and have our own lives.”

There’s only a slight regret over his decision to leave the band – which finally split in 2012 – and One Direction’s Zayn Malik would do well to take note: “Sometimes I think if I’d stayed another 10 years, I would have made a lot of money, but that would be the only reason for any regret. Anyway, I left at the time I wanted to leave and wouldn’t change my life now – I have a balance with work and family which I never had before.”

Integral to that feeling of balance is being able to be a hands-on father to his two daughters, Molly (13) and Lilly-Sue (12), from his first marriage. McFadden has a tattoo on his arm, which reads ‘Sometimes life breaks in mysterious ways’, a line from his song ‘Sorry Love Daddy’ which he dedicated to his daughters following his break-up with their mother.

“I was a young dad, only 21, when we had Molly and making my way in the world and taking advantage of the opportunities with the band. It meant I missed out on a lot of their early years as I was touring, although I could provide a nice life for them. But definitely one of the hardest parts of being in Australia was being so very far away from them,” he says.

“We were in touch all the time on Skype, I’d go back to the UK five times a year and they’d come out on holidays, but it’s so much better now. These days, we can get together so easily and regularly. Vogue gets on with them so well and watching them turn into adults is brilliant. I love it that they are smarter than me about so many things, especially computers. They’ve got very strong opinions about my music – which I ignore,” he says with a fond smile.

One of his daughters wants to follow in his footsteps and become a singer, but his fatherly advice has been blunt. “Complete your education before you chase a dream like that.

“Even if you’re the best singer in the world, there’s no guarantee you’ll make it in this business. I’d say it’s 99% luck and 1% talent – it’s like winning the lottery!”

The often-reported rifts and spats between Katona and her ex-husband, it seems, have been consigned to history and McFadden says: “All that rubbish of the past and the disputes during our early twenties have all gone now. We’re both settled and it’s great,” he says.

“The old idea of a normal family only being a mother, father and a couple of kids isn’t the norm any more. Now there’s stepkids and extended families and it all works out.”

He and Vogue hope to have children in a couple of years – “we’re both pretty busy with our careers at the moment, but when the time’s right we’d love a baby” – and he credits her with helping him improve his health and fitness. McFadden is currently working on his new album, due for release in September, and a tour planned for next year. Last year, he presented a 30-part series Who’s Doing The Dishes? for ITV and is in discussions about its return. In January, he took part in a celebrity talent show, Get Your Act Together.

“I’ve had an 18-month-break from music and now feel so refreshed. It’s reignited my passion for it and I can’t wait to get the album out there,” he says.

“TV is another string to my bow which gives me a different buzz. It’s amazing how things work out. Everything you do helps lead you to different places and I couldn’t be happier with the way things have turned out.

“I’m a very relaxed person and I never really let anything get to me. I hate confrontation and drama, even though it seems to have followed me at times in my life. But I can’t complain and even if I could change anything I wouldn’t – the good and the bad all help you become the person you are.”

Ex-bandmates in world of their own

Since breaking up in 2011, Brian’s former bandmates in Westlife have gone on to make names for themselves as well …

Nicky Byrne – the band’s oldest member has gone on to enjoy a successful TV presenting career, and was a contestant on hit show Strictly Come Dancing in 2012. His wife Georgina is the daughter of former Taoiseach, Bertie Ahern, and they have twin sons, Rocco and Jay, and a daughter, Gia

Kian Egan – his debut album Home was released last year, reaching number 2 on the Irish Singles Chart and number 9 on the UK Albums Chart. He is also one of four coaches on The Voice of Ireland, on which he backed Northern Ireland musician Jim Devine. He has also presented on ITV show This Morning as well as the revamped version of Surprise Surprise, and was crowned King of the Jungle in 2013’s I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!

Mark Feehily – in 2005 he hit the headlines after coming out as gay, and in 2011 was shortlisted as one of the top 50 most influential gay people in the UK. He has just launched his own solo career with debut single Love is a Drug

Shane Filan – had a tumultuous few years following the split after declaring himself bankrupt, when the recession hit his numerous property investments. He has since worked hard to get back in the black through solo recording and touring and described his struggles in his autobiography, My Side of Life

source: Telegraph

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