Former Westlife star Brian McFadden and his wife, Vogue McFadden (nee Williams), have given ! an exclusive insight into their new life together in London, revealing that it was touring the UK for the first time in eight years that made the singer decide to leave Australia.
“We only really decided to move back when we got back,” says Brian, 33. The couple married in Tuscany in September, and lived in Sydney for two years – though Vogue admits she missed her family.
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“I”ve never met anybody who has so many close friends,” says Brian. “I think she was probably getting a bit edgy in Australia, just being the two of us.”
Vogue adds that it also “made sense work-wise” to return. “We”re definitely not finished with Australia – we love the country and will be splitting our time between both, but this is our base for the foreseeable future,” says the 27-year-old.
Brian decided to release a new album and tour again after supporting his longtime friend and mentor Ronan Keating this year.
“It was my first time touring in eight years and I didn”t know how it was going to be,” he says. “When I got such a good response after the first few gigs, I thought if ever I was going to come back and put an album out and do a tour, this was obviously the time. “I think TV had made my music suffer. I”d spent all my time doing TV and promotion and not the thing I love, which is live performance.
I only got into it [TV] in Australia because I was asked to do a football show, which was an opportunity for me to play soccer every day. On the back of that, I got offered Australia”s Got Talent.”
If not busy enough finalising his upcoming Brian Live tour, which kicks off in May, Brian and Vogue (who DJs) are also looking forward to performing together at Monaco”s celebrated Amber Lounge fashion show and party ahead of the Monaco Formula 1 Grand Prix, as guests of Prince Albert.
The couple also revealed they would like to start a family. Brian has two daughters Molly, 11, and Lilly, 10, from his first marriage.
“I don”t feel I”m in any rush, but it”s one of the reasons I wanted to make a base here,” says Irish model and presenter Vogue. “I think 30 would be a good age – I still have lots of things I want to achieve.”
Brian agrees. “I”d like to see Vogue concentrate on her career. I”d be happy to be a stay-at-home dad.
“I”ve got Winston [the couple”s one-year-old beaglier],” he laughs. “But, yes, a boy would be good.”
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