Brian Dowling and Arthur Gourounlian are among Ireland’s most beloved television personalities and social media stars. The internet exploded when the couple announced they were expecting their first child, with Brian’s sister Aoife acting as their surrogate. Their daughter, Blake, was born in September 2022. In this book, Brian and Arthur detail their long journeys, separately and together, before finally realising the dream of creating their own very happy family. 

Brian and Arthur’s Modern Family reflects on the universal cycles of adversity, love and grief experienced by all of us as we strive to achieve our dreams, sharing what they have learned along the way about what really matters.

Brian Dowling-Gourounlian rose to fame when he won the reality series Big Brother in 2001. He went on to become a successful television presenter.  He currently presents 98FM’s mid-morning show and can be seen regularly on Virgin Media.

Arthur Gourounlian was most recently seen as a judge on RTÉ’s Dancing with the Stars. He is a professional dancer and choreographer who has worked with some of the world’s biggest music stars. 


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ISBN 9780717198481
Author Brian Dowling-Gourounlian and Arthur Gourounlian
Publisher Gill Books
Publication date 20 Oct 2023
Format Paperback
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Brian and Arthur’s Modern Family

Brian Dowling-Gourounlian and Arthur Gourounlian

From births, to deaths, marriage and everything in between, this heartfelt and hilarious memoir brings Arthur and Brian’s positive and inspiring attitude to the page as they journey towards parenthood. 

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