Daniel O'Donnell reveals he and wife Majella formerly planned for a family
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Daniel O'Donnell reveals he and wife Majella formerly planned for a family

SINGER Daniel O'Donnell has spoken of his previous plans to conceive with his wife Majella.

The Irish crooner has spoken of wanting a family with his wife Majella but said fate didn't allow.

Donegal singer and TV personality O'Donnell said while he and Majella were disappointed, he made peace with it, saying "it wasn’t meant to be".

Talking to the Glasgow Post, O'Donnell said he gained children through his wife "When I married Majella, I gained a family because she already had children.

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He said his grandchildren Olivia and Archie are a delightful addition to the family "I probably didn’t realise how wonderful a gift that [children] was. Now I have grandchildren because of our marriage, and I could not be more thrilled or happy".

O'Donnell said he and Majella did try to conceive once upon a time but were unsuccessful: "We did try for a baby of our own but it wasn’t meant to be."

He said he is happy with the way the family's lives have turned out, reiterating how much his grandchildren mean to him: "But Majella’s children have become our children anyway and I am very happy about that. So perhaps it was for the best and now that we have grandchildren, it has all turned out really well."