'My appearance doesn't matter as much, I feel truly loved by John' - Yvonne Keating
Published 12/02/2014 | 08:02
Yvonne Keating is on top of the world lately -- and it's all down to the man in her life.
The mother-of-three, who turned 40 over the weekend, told the Herald that she's more comfortable in her own skin these days because she feels "truly loved" by other half, John Conroy.
"In my personal life I'm extremely happy, I feel truly loved and I think then you worry less about how you look physically," Yvonne said.
"I'm very relaxed about turning 40 to be honest. You get to a stage where you just couldn't care less, there's nothing you can do about growing older anyway.
"And I realise the people in my life now don't care about any of that either. So I'm in a really happy place."
The model started dating cameraman boyfriend John in 2012, months after she and ex husband Ronan Keating announced the end of their 14-year marriage.
The love birds met on the set of Yvonne's teenage daughter Missy's first film, Dark Touch, and got to spend more time together in between scenes on the set of The Sea, another project Missy and John were both working on.
John was not around over the weekend to help the blonde beauty blow out her candles as he's working abroad, but Yvonne insisted that she had a birthday to remember.
She celebrated the milestone occasion with family and close friends, making it a two day affair.
The Celebrity Masterchef contestant marked the occasion at House on Leeson Street, as well as in a suite at the Morgan Hotel in the city centre, with a group of her best friends.
"I celebrated with the family on Friday night at home, I just wanted to keep it small. But I marked it with the girls as well. Leading up to it I was unsure what I wanted to do. It was one of the best nights ever, great fun."
And Yvonne also sported a chic new hairdo for the bash.
"I cut a fringe in it a while ago, I get bored with my hair," she said.
"I like it and don't I like it, but I'm sure it'll grow out soon."