Saturday 3 December 2016

2FM DJ Louise McSharry opens up about family hopes with new husband Gordon after cancer battle

Published 15/03/2016 | 07:36

Louise McSharry at the launch of the Peter Mark VIP Style Awards
Louise McSharry at the launch of the Peter Mark VIP Style Awards
Louise McSharry at the launch of the Peter Mark VIP Style Awards 2016 at The Marker Hotel, Dublin. Picture: Brian McEvoy
2fm DJ Louise McSharry wed her long-term love Gordon Spiegen in August.
Louise McSharry and her husband Gordon
Louise McSharry during an announcement of a new season of programmes on RTE 2 at RTE studios Donnybrook, Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
Louise McSharry. College Green, Dublin. Picture: Caroline Quinn

RTE star Louise McSharry has opened up about her hopes of starting a family with new husband Gordon Spierin.

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The well-known radio presenter (32) walked down the aisle at an intimate ceremony in Cork last August, exactly a year after being diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma.

She is now in remission after her brave battle with cancer and is looking ahead to a brighter future after a tough few years.

"My situation is a little bit tricky because of my chemo and stuff so we definitely want to have kids and hopefully that will happen at some stage," she said.

Louise McSharry and her husband Gordon
Louise McSharry and her husband Gordon

She's currently feeling "totally fine" in the wake of her illness but will continue to be monitored for the next while.

"Initially you go in for tests every month for the first six months and then it gets reduced to once every three months.

"I have one more of those and then it's every six months and then it's a year," she told the Diary.

Read more: Here comes the beautiful bride: 2FM star Louise McSharry weds Gordon Spierin in Cork

2fm DJ Louise McSharry wed her long-term love Gordon Spiegen in August.
2fm DJ Louise McSharry wed her long-term love Gordon Spiegen in August.

She said that her first year of marriage has been "really good fun" and she'd love to do it all over again.

"We still carry around that slight tinge of misery that the wedding's actually over. I'm like, 'Why can't we do it again?"

She has also written about her inspirational story for her first book.

Entitled Fat Chance: My Life in Ups, Downs and Crisp Sandwiches, it is already available to pre-order ahead of its official launch in June.

Louise McSharry. College Green, Dublin. Picture: Caroline Quinn
Louise McSharry. College Green, Dublin. Picture: Caroline Quinn

The popular presenter has also become a first-time nominee in the Peter Mark VIP Style Awards in the Most Stylish Newcomer category.

She said she was pleasantly surprised with the nomination as "I never saw myself in this way".

"It's a bit harder for me because I'm plus size so I'm very limited in terms of where I can shop and how I can get clothes. I can't just go to any shop," she said.

Read more: 'This time last year I was diagnosed with cancer' - Louise McSharry on the eve of her wedding to long-term love

She added how she never wants to blend in and is confident about showing off her own particular style and not following the fashion pack.

Saying she was "obsessed" with make-up, she said if she didn't go into radio, she would have loved to have been a make-up artist.

"I want to wear things that people will talk about. I want to look a little bit different. I'm never going to be one of those really pretty, perfectly put-together girls.

"I just can't wear white because after five minutes, it will be covered in food. I'm not one of those people, I just don't have it in me," she added.

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