Friday 24 February 2017

Women who want it all are finding it hard to strike a balance

Pressures and divergent desires lie behind a raft of celebrity break-ups, writes Jennifer Bray

Another week, another celebrity break-up, and this time it's the Blackrock beauty Claire Nolan, wife of MTV's Chris Pontius.

While the pressures of their incredibly dissimilar lives -- hers as an Irish college girl and his as the hell-raising star best known for streaking nude on the set of Jackass -- have taken their final toll on their LA life, back home, it's a similar story for Ireland's leading ladies.

While our top female broadcasters, writers and models excel in their professional lives, it seems that under the beaming smiles and photo calls, having everything -- the career, the relationship, the family -- may not be possible after all.

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