Monday 5 December 2016

Dáithí Ó Sé on marriage to Rita Talty: 'After four and a half years, we've gotten stronger'

Published 13/10/2016 | 09:31

Daithi O'Se & wife Rita Talty spotted walking at the top of Grafton Street, Dublin
Daithi O'Se & wife Rita Talty spotted walking at the top of Grafton Street, Dublin
A romantic trip for Daithi and Rita.
Daithi and wife Rita
Daithi O'Se and Rita Talty in 2012
Daithi O Se and Rita Talty on their wedding day in 2012
First time parents Daithi and Rita today launched Toddlebox, an exciting new toddler nutrition initiative with the help of expert dietitian Sarah Keogh
Dáithí and Rita Ó'Sé launch Toddlebox, Ireland's first feeding and nutrition website for toddlers

TV presenter Daithi O Se has opened up about married life with Rita Talty.

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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."

Daithi O Se and Rita Talty on their wedding day in 2012
Daithi O Se and Rita Talty on their wedding day in 2012

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.

A romantic trip for Daithi and Rita.
A romantic trip for Daithi and Rita.

"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."

First time parents Daithi and Rita today launched Toddlebox, an exciting new toddler nutrition initiative with the help of expert dietitian Sarah Keogh
First time parents Daithi and Rita today launched Toddlebox, an exciting new toddler nutrition initiative with the help of expert dietitian Sarah Keogh

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