Thursday 21 September 2017

Pressure of Lauren name is an 'albatross' for Jenny

Squeaky-clean image of dynasty has left Ralph's niece feeling like a black sheep, writes Donal Lynch

UNRAVELLED: Jenny Lauren, niece of fashion icon Ralph Lauren, outside Killaloe Court. Press 22
UNRAVELLED: Jenny Lauren, niece of fashion icon Ralph Lauren, outside Killaloe Court. Press 22
Fashion icon, Ralph Lauren, uncle of Jenny Lauren
Jenny Lauren and Jerry Lauren. Photo: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images
HIGH RANKING: David Lauren, a cousin of Jenny's, with his wife Lauren Bush. Photo: Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images.

Donal Lynch

It's probably safe to say that the three-star Oakwood Arms hotel in Shannon is not Jennifer Lauren's usual kind of hangout.

After the horror of that non-first class flight with the non-reclining seat -- lesson learned -- the 41-year-old millionaire was reportedly dismayed to learn that her temporary abode didn't even have a spa.

And the sight of the Brian Boru on the Hill pub for her initial court hearing caused her to collapse in tears. She pleaded guilty to air rage charges -- with a consequent €2,000 fine handed down at a sitting of Ennis District Court -- after her plane had to be diverted on its way from Barcelona to JFK.

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