Gareth Gates shares rare social media snap of eight-year-old daughter, Missy: 'You're my world'

Gareth Gates took to Instagram earlier this week to share a rare picture of himself and eight-year-old daughter, Missy (Gareth Gates/Instagram)

Gareth Gates couldn't resist posting a sweet selfie with his eight-year-old daughter earlier this week, despite his ongoing efforts to keep her off social media and away from the spotlight.

The Pop Idol runner-up uploaded a photograph of himself and Missy looking away from the camera to Instagram, alongside the caption: "I rarely share pictures of my daughter. I never like exposing too much of her, I think it should be her choice when she's a little older.

"BUT - I had to share this. I can't believe how beautiful she is. I love you Missy moo. You're my world."

He finished off the post with a classic 'no filter' hashtag.

Gates welcomed Missy into the world with ex-wife Suzanne Yates, who he was in a relationship with for ten years. The pair split in 2011, with Gates candidly admitting at the time that "despite our efforts over the past three years to make our marriage work, sadly Suzanne and I have decided to separate."

The singer is currently in a relationship withCoronation Street actor Faye Brookes, whom he met while they were both performing in Legally Blonde: The Musical eight years ago. The couple got engaged on New Year's Eve.

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The Prince of Wales, Prince Charles, shares a joke with pop stars Will Young (right) and Gareth Gates (2nd right) backstage before their pop concert at Wembley Arena, in aid of the Princes's trust.
Pop Idol presenters Anthony McPartlin (left) and Declan Donnelly (right) with Winner Will Young (2nd right) from Hungerford, Berkshire, and runner up Gareth Gates, from Bradford at the Fountain Studios in London, after Will was voted Britain's Pop Idol.
The final two Pop Idols Gareth Gates (left) and Will Young arrive at the Fountain Studios in London Friday 8 February 2002 to rehearse ahead of the ITV1 Pop Idol live final.
Pop Idol winner Will Young (right) hands over a 'number one baton' to Pop Idol runner-up Gareth Gates during a photocall in London. Gareth is set to reach number one with his debut single 'Unchained Melody' pushing Will off the top spot where he has been for the last three weeks.
The Queen meets 'Pop Idol' runner up Gareth Gates who has his second number one in the charts with 'Anyone of Us' Stupid Mistakes, during a garden party at Buckingham Palace.
TV presenter Denise Van Outen kisses pop singer Gareth Gates as they arrive for the UK premiere of Disney's new animation adventure Lilo & Stitch at the Odeon Leicester Square.
Gareth Gates perfoms live at Party In The Park.
Gareth Gates dances with partner Maria Filippovc, in practice ahead of Dancing On Ice, which airs on ITV, at the Natural History Museum, London.
Competitors in ITV's Dancing on Ice (from left to right, back row) Steve Backley, Gareth Gates, Tim Vincent, Chris Fountain, Greg Rusedski, Michael Underwood, (front row) Natalie Pinkham, Linda Lusardi, AggieMackenzie, Christopher Dean, Jayne Torvill, Suzanne Shaw, Sarah Greene, and Samantha Mumba, after practice ahead of Dancing On Ice, which airs on ITV, at the Natural History Museum, London.
Gareth Gates during the England V Rest of the World Soccer Aid 2008 charity football match at Wembley Stadium.
Gareth Gates, Joanna Page and Alistair McGowan promote the Cinderella Panto at Wimbledon Theatre, County Hall, London.
Gareth Gates poses as Joseph at a photocall for the musical 'Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat' at the Adelphi Theatre, central London.
Gareth Gates and daughter Missy arriving at the Blue Ray Launch of The Little Mermaid, Diamond Edition, The Royal Albert Hall, London.
Gareth Gates and Beth Tweddle arriving for the 2014 National Television Awards at the O2 Arena, London.
Gareth Gates and daughter Missy arriving at a screening of Peppa Pig: The Golden Boots at the Odeon cinema, in Leicester Square, London.
Amelia Lily and Gareth Gates attending after party for American Idiot - Green Day's award-winning Broadway musical about three boyhood friends, each searching for meaning in a post 9/11 world - at Haymarket Hotel, London.
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 19: Gareth Gates attends the Gala Screening of "Smurfs: The Lost Village" at Cineworld Leicester Square on March 19, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 08: (L-R) Gareth Gates, Faye Brookes and Duncan James attend the 2018 Diva Awards at The Waldorf Hilton Hotel on June 8, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Antony Jones/Getty Images for Diva Magazine)

"We were both crying the whole way through," Brookes previously told OK! magazine. "Once it was finished, Gareth got down on one knee and said, 'Will you spend the rest of your life with me?' And of course I said yes straight away.

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Back in October 2017, Gates shared a picture of himself walking hand-in-hand with Missy and Brookes - who were both sipping on Starbucks drinks as they eyed the camera - in New York City.

- This article first appeared on Yahoo

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