Sunday 24 September 2017

Bressie says he 'doesn't have the heart' for new love after split with Roz Purcell

Roz Purcell and Bressie
Roz Purcell and Bressie
Roz Purcell and Bressie split earlier this year. Picture: Instagram
Model Roz Purcell with boyfriend Zach Desmond. Picture: Instagram
Roz Purcell and Bressie
Bressie and Niall Horan
Pictured at the launch of SuperValu’s ‘Let’s Get Ireland Cooking’ campaign and the third annual Home Truth’s Report are Chef Kevin Dundon, Bressie, Sharon Hearne-Smith and Dave from The Happy Pear.
Roz and Bressie
Roz Purcell and her boyfriend Zach Desmond in Paris. Image: Instagram

Sean O'Grady

Bressie has revealed he has no interest in pursuing a new relationship right now because he doesn't "have the heart for it".

The former Voice of Ireland coach (36) was previously in a relationship with model Roz Purcell, but has remained single since their split.

With his attention focused on his new business, Camden Recording Studios, the Mullingar man wants to keep his head "clear".

"[My love life] is non-existent. I'm single. It's not that I don't have time, I don't have the heart for it right now. I just want to keep my head and look after myself and everything," he told the Diary. "I'm starting a new business so I want to keep my head together and make sure that's going the right way."

Roz Purcell and Bressie split earlier this year. Picture: Instagram
Roz Purcell and Bressie split earlier this year. Picture: Instagram

Bressie had nothing but kind words to say about former flame Roz, who has now begun a relationship with music promoter Zach Desmond. The Blizzards front man found Roz's work ethic and her success in the food business "inspiring".

"I think her passion for food is massively inspiring. She has a big understanding of it. Food was always part of my job and if you're training, part of your discipline. After seeing her food, I became much more inventive," he said.

The pair announced their split last May, with Roz admitting they had broken up "some time" before that. They had been dating for three years.

Bressie is close friends with One Direction star Niall Horan, who is expected to attend golfer Rory McIlroy's wedding in Ashford Castle in Co Mayo this weekend; unfortunately for Bressie, Niall won't be letting him tag along. "I have never met Rory McIlroy," he said.

Bressie and Niall Horan
Bressie and Niall Horan

"I could try and gatecrash it but I'm sure I wouldn't get very far. It's unbelievably hushed so I don't know anything about it but I'm not invited. I'd say it's going to be very low-key."

Bressie is busy recording a new album with The Blizzards which is set to be released next October. "We just finished a small tour, just to get us back on our feet. We're starting festival season now and making an album, we're taking it handy. We're not putting too much pressure on ourselves," he said.

"I think you have to set targets or else you just go around putting stuff together.

"We're only really doing it for fun. We put pressure on ourselves the last time and we didn't enjoy it so it's time to have a bit of fun."

Pictured at the launch of SuperValu’s ‘Let’s Get Ireland Cooking’ campaign and the third annual Home Truth’s Report are Chef Kevin Dundon, Bressie, Sharon Hearne-Smith and Dave from The Happy Pear.
Pictured at the launch of SuperValu’s ‘Let’s Get Ireland Cooking’ campaign and the third annual Home Truth’s Report are Chef Kevin Dundon, Bressie, Sharon Hearne-Smith and Dave from The Happy Pear.

Bressie was speaking at SuperValu's 'Let's Get Cooking' campaign which encourages people to cook healthy meals from scratch. SuperValu's third annual, 'Home Truths Report' revealed people have an increased appetite for cooking from scratch.

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