Dáithí Ó Sé on marriage to Rita Talty: 'After four and a half years, we've gotten stronger'
Published 13/10/2016 | 09:31
TV presenter Daithi O Se has opened up about married life with Rita Talty.
The RTE star (40) wed the former New Jersey Rose (33) in 2012 and they welcomed their first child - a baby boy Micheal - in 2014.
And the Kerryman gushed he's happier than ever in his relationship, telling RSVP Magazine: "Our relationship has gotten stronger because we have been together for a longer time. When Micheal was born it was all about him, but have been fairly honest with each other about spending time alone, which is important too.
"My mother might come up or if Rita's parents are staying, we will go for the night. It it important to sit with each other and just chat."
As for fighting, he said bickering over the dishes is as bad as it gets.
"People get tired and cranky but that is all part of a relationship," he added.
"Marriage is like a party balloon, once the air goes out of it, it is dead."
The Today host, who first saw Talty on tv during her 2008 run at the Dome, said he also gets "father's guilt" when he leaves his family in Galway to work at the show's Cork studio every day.
"I totally feel guilty. People always talk about mothers, but father's guilt is just as strong from my point of view," he said.
"I would love to be at home all day with him, but I can't because working is a part of life. I do feel guilty and that I am missing out on his development. I have to get over myself because the mortgage has to be paid."