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Mikey Graham: As the Boyzone star becomes a grandfather, we look at other famous young grandparents

BOYZONE star Mikey Graham has announced he became a grandfather at the age of 49 after his eldest daughter welcomed a baby girl into the world.

e Dubliner revealed that her 25-year-old daughter Hannah gave birth to a baby girl named Bonnie last month.

He wrote on Twitter: “Well guys I hope you (sic) are all well. Luckily life has been nothing but wonderful for me for the past three weeks since the birth of my granddaughter absolutely incredibly beautiful, BONNIE.

“My eldest daughter Hannah gave birth on February 2 and everything is fine.”

A clearly delighted Mikey, who turns 50 in August, also poked fun at himself after the new arrival.

“I think I might be the first boyband grandfather, even going all the way back to New Kids On The Block. Lol. Someone else can check that one out.”

He thanked his fans for their “lovely comments”, adding, “As you know, I tend to be a very private man, but I had to share this good news with all of you wonderful fans. ‘have good news to share for a change.

By the way, we checked, and the only member of New Kids On The Block who appears to be a grandfather is Danny Wood (52), whose granddaughter Rose Elizabeth Wood was born in August 2019, three months only after the singer turns 50.

But several other stars became grandparents like Mikey before they turned 50, and here are just a few.

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Priscilla Presley, Lisa Marie Presley and Riley Keough seen at the Warner Bros. of “Mad Max: Fury Road” on Thursday, May 7, 2015 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Eric Charbonneau/Invision for Warner Bros./AP Images)

Priscilla Presley, Lisa Marie Presley and Riley Keough seen at the Warner Bros. of “Mad Max: Fury Road” on Thursday, May 7, 2015 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Eric Charbonneau/Invision for Warner Bros./AP Images)

When Priscilla Presley married Elvis Presley, she was a newlywed at the age of 22. They first met when she was in her mid-teens.

She became a grandmother at the age of 44 when her only child, Lisa Marie Presley, welcomed her own daughter.

Riley Keough (32) was the first of four grandchildren by Lisa Marie (54).

Riley’s brother Benjamin (27) – Elvis’ only grandson – whose father is Lisa Marie’s ex-husband Danny Keough, killed himself almost two years ago.

Lisa Marie also has 13-year-old twin daughters, Harper and Finley, from ex-husband Michael Lockwood.

Priscilla (76) said in 2014 that she loved being a grandmother. “I do so many things. These little babies are absolutely a joy. I would rather be with them than go to the movies or any outing. They are the most entertaining little beings. Never a dull moment .”

He rose to fame as Robbie Jackson in EastEnders and last July actor Dean Gaffney announced he had become a grandfather aged 43.

The star revealed that his then 24-year-old daughter gave birth to a baby girl called Mimi.

Although Dean is a young grandparent, he swore he was “the cutest grandpa in town”.

The 44-year-old added that while he was eager to pass on his pearls of wisdom, he would avoid changing nappies.

Another EastEnders actor who also became a grandfather at the age of 43 is Danny Dyer.

His daughter Danni, who won the I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here award, gave birth to a son early last year.

Father-of-three Danny (44) couldn’t have been happier and shared a sweet photo of the day on his Instagram page.

But he cheekily added that it was the ‘second best thing to happen this week’ after West Ham entered the top four.

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    Actress Whoopi Goldberg and her granddaughter Amarah Skye Martin (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images for the Tribeca Film Festival)


Actress Whoopi Goldberg and her granddaughter Amarah Skye Martin (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images for the Tribeca Film Festival)

Actress Whoopi Goldberg and her granddaughter Amarah Skye Martin (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images for the Tribeca Film Festival)

Oscar-winning actress Whoopi Goldberg was just 34 when she became a grandmother.

Now 66, Whoopi had her first daughter Alexandria when she was just 18 with her first husband Alvin Martin.

Alex became pregnant with Goldberg’s first grandchild when she was just 15, welcoming her daughter, Amarah Skye just after she turned 16.

Goldberg then welcomed additional grandchildren Jerzey in 1995 and Mason in 1999.

Whoopi also became a great-grandmother at the age of 58 in 2014, when her granddaughter Amarah Skye welcomed her own bundle of joy, daughter Charlie Rose.

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    Jim Carrey (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)


Jim Carrey (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

Jim Carrey (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

Canadian actor and comedian Jim Carrey was 25 when he welcomed his only child Jane, who in turn was only 22 when she and her husband learned they were expecting a son in 2010.

Jackson Riley Santana was born on February 26, 2010 when Carrey was just 47 years old.

The 60-year-old has fully embraced fatherhood and said one of his favorite parts is reading his grandson’s bedtime stories.

“One of the most special moments people can experience is [being] with their children at the end of the day,” he once said.

“You read this book together…a slice of heaven for me is that moment when you’re both completely absorbed. I’ve always been good at that because I can be all the characters.

“I can really animate it, so I find that often the kid is looking at me instead of the book. It’s really fun.

“There are a lot of things I do for him – like acting like a penguin and all that.”

James Brolin is another member of the “47 club” to become a grandfather.

The James actor’s son, Josh Brolin, became a father when he and his first wife, Alice Adair, welcomed their first child when Josh was just 20. The couple had two children together.

James (81), married to singer Barbra Streisand, now has four grandchildren and admitted several years ago he would like to spend more time with them.

“When I became a grandfather, my first reaction was, ‘Don’t call me that!’ -father like I was a father, and I could be there with them three times a week, but they have their own stuff, I don’t think I take them fishing as much as I could.

Country singer Naomi Judd became a mother at just 18 when her daughter Wyonna was born, followed by another daughter, Ashely.

Naomi became a grandmother at the age of 48 when Wynonna welcomed her first child, son Elijah, into the family. A year later, her daughter Grace was born.

Although there were family troubles which caused some distance in the family, Judd (76) was very close to her grandchildren when they were growing up and was present for the Caesarean births of Elijah and Grace.

“I believe the most terrifying experience of my life so far was seeing Elijah, my first grandchild, being born,” she recalled.

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Charlie Sheen (Photo by MJ Kim/Getty Images for CMRC)


Charlie Sheen (Photo by MJ Kim/Getty Images for CMRC)

Charlie Sheen (Photo by MJ Kim/Getty Images for CMRC)

Charlie Sheen was also just 47 when he became a grandfather.

The former Two and a Half Men star welcomed daughter Cassandra with high school sweetheart Paula Speert in 1984.

Cassandra was 28 when she welcomed her first child, daughter Luna, with her husband in 2013.

Charlie (56) joked about his new title on the David Letterman Show when asked at the time how he felt as a grandfather.

“Me as a grandfather, Dave…I don’t know. It’s like the world is going to crack in two. It’s fabulous. It’s just not a title I’m ready to go for. adopt.”

Teen idol Donny Osmond married his wife Debra in Salt Lake City in 1978 when he was just 21.

The couple went on to have five sons, Don, Jeremy, Brandon, Christopher and Joshua.

The Osmonds first became grandparents in 2005 when Donny was 48 and now have 12 grandchildren

“We officially have a dozen,” the 64-year-old Puppy Love singer said on Instagram in January last year when the latest arrival was announced.

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