Meet Katie Halil
Katie Halil is the wife of 8-months of Take That member, Howard Donald! The 47-year-old English song-writer and his wife will soon become parents!
Howard –who is already a father of two–shared the happy news on Twitter saying:
‘I have some amazing news to share with you all…..Katie and I are having a baby! so proud of my beautiful wife and can’t wait for the newest member of our family to arrive.’
Howard, a singer-songwriter, musician, dancer, DJ and producer and most famously known as a member of Take That –was in a relationship with Victoria Piddington, they produced one child: daughter Grace who was born in 1999. His second daughter comes via his relationship with Marie-Christine Musswessels, she gave birth to Lola in 2009; he and Marie split in 2009.
Katie and Howard met in 2008, when the band filmed a Marks & Spencer Christmas TV advert but they didn’t begin dating until 2010.
The “Got to Dance” judge and Katie tied the knot on January 2nd, the event was described as a secret ceremony attended only by close family members. The following day they held a huge celebration at Aynhoe Park, a stately home in the Cotswolds, Oxfordshire the Daily Mail reported.
Lovely Katie Halil and now Mrs. Howard, is a London based illustrator, according to her LinkedIn, she studied at Leeds Metropolitan University and St. Martin’s College of Art and Design.
Before fully dedicating herself to drawing she spent five years producing some award winning tv adverts for brands including Coca-Cola, Virgin Atlantic, Virgin Media, The Home Office, M&S & O2.
A couple of illustration courses at Central St Martins and she launched her latest project, What Katie Drew Ponderful – a line of illustrated t-shirts, limited edition foil prints and cards, as well as a rather fabulous collection of curious and kitsch ‘pick me ups’.
The couple collaborated for a design a few years ago, they donated their design to Deckchair Dreams in 2013 for the Royal Park Foundation.
You can find the lovely-mom-to-be on Facebook here.