Monday 21 August 2017

Bressie reveals the real reason he's single: 'I wouldn't go out with me, honestly'

Bressie, centre, and inset, with ex-girlfriend Roz Purcell
Bressie, centre, and inset, with ex-girlfriend Roz Purcell
Roz Purcell and Bressie split earlier this year. Picture: Instagram
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Roz and Bressie
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Bressie has opened up about remaining single a year and a half after ending his relationship with Roz Purcell.

The Blizzards frontman (36) split with the former Miss Universe Ireland (26) in early 2016 after nearly four years together and despite saying in April he "doesn't have the heart" for new love, he said he believes it's his personality that's off-putting to potential dates.

When asked by Newstalk's Bobby Kerr about his single status, he said: "Because I'm odd as Christmas, that's probably the best way to describe it.

"I wouldn't go out with me, honestly. Maybe for a date or two I would, then I'd be like, 'Ah forget him.'"

Roz and Bressie
Roz and Bressie

He echoed his sentiments of heartbreak after their split, saying the break-up "takes a lot out of you".

"If I'm honest, I was in a long-term relationship and absolutely 100% wasn't ready after," he added.

"That takes a lot out of you, a break-up. There's no point in pretending. It's hard, it's really hard. I've been quite open about that."

He is now focused on pursuing his latest business venture, the Camden Recording Studio, which he put his energy into after his former relationship ended.

Bressie
Bressie

"I needed time to get myself back together and build myself back up again," he explained.

"The other aspect of it is I was training for Iron Man and my whole life was taken over by exercise and I suppose being in a relationship. I decided this year that I was going to spend time on getting all that back."

Roz has been dating music promoter Zach Desmond for nearly a year and has stayed silent on Bressie's comments.

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