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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 9 October 1978Dublin, Ireland
Birth NameNicholas Bernard James Adam Byrne
Nicknames Nico
Nix
Height 5' 9½" (1.77 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Nicky was born Nicholas Bernard James Adam Byrne on October 9th, 1978, to proud parents Yvonne and Nicky. His Irish name is Nucal O'Byrne. He was born in Dublin as the middle child, having an older sister, Gillian, and a younger brother, Adam. From the age of 7, he played for local, successful Dublin side Home Farm Football Club. He played as a goalkeeper and, when he was in his early teens, he won the Young European Keeper of the Year. He met Georgina Ahern at high school. They got together after three years of shying away from each other and staring across classrooms into each other's eyes. Nicky's best friend, Colm 'Cos' Costello, got the two together, and they've been together ever since. That was 1995!

At age 15, he was signed up by Leeds United as a goalkeeper. He grew homesick, and missed his family and girlfriend. His then-manager, George Graham, decided two years later, that Nicky was too short and, unless he grew a few inches, he would terminate his contract. Unfortunately for Nicky, he didn't grow, and his contract with Leeds was terminated after 2 years.

When he returned home, he retook his Leaving Certificate (GCSEs) at Plunkett College. He then set up a karaoke business with his father called "Father and Son", and they toured local pubs doing Boyzone songs. The Westlife audition came to Nicky's attention through his Aunty, but he was pessimistic about the idea. His girlfriend persuaded him to go, telling him she had confidence in him. He decided to go, but didn't tell anyone he was going. It was only when his face was seen in the paper that people found out. He was in the paper because he was up against another blonde for the only place in the band left, that other blonde was Brian McFadden. Eventually, the pair of them got into the band, and Westlife was born.

Westlife's debut single was released in May 1999, "Swear It Again", and started off a string of 7 consecutive number ones, ending with "My Love" in 2001. All four of their albums reached the top spot, and they have the Guinness World Record for the first boy-band in history to have five consecutive number ones from their debut.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Holly Rose, hollyrose_1985@yahoo.co.uk

Spouse (1)

Georgina Ahern (5 August 2003 - present) (3 children)

Trivia (12)

Christmas Eve 2002: got engaged to Georgina Ahern.
One younger brother, Adam.
One older sister, Gillian.
2001: won the award 'Best Hair Cut' at the Smash Hits Poll Winners Party.
His wife, Georgina, is the eldest daughter of Bertie Ahern, Prime Minister of the Republic of Ireland.
First married Georgina Ahern in a civil ceremony in Dublin, Ireland on August 5, 2003; then in a church ceremony in France on August 9, 2003.
Brother-in-law of novelist Cecelia Ahern.
Son-in-law of Bertie Ahern and Miriam Ahern.
Children, with Ahern, twins Rocco Bertie and Jay Nicky (b. April 20, 2007 in Dublin's National Maternity Hospital at 9.55am (GMT) weighing 5 lbs 11 ounces & 4 lbs 8 oz respectively).
Father of his 3rd child with Georgina Ahern a daughter Gia Byrne was born on October 23, 2013.
Westlife recently won Record of the Year for 2005 with "You Raise Me Up", released a single with Diana Ross and are currently rehearsing for their upcoming tour. [January 2005]
In rehearsals for their world tour, whilst promoting their new single "Tonight". [March 2003]

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