Friday 30 September 2016

Emily Ratajkowski celebrates St Patrick's Day poolside with mother Kathleen in LA

Published 18/03/2016 | 08:29

Emily Ratajkowski with her mother Kathleen. Picture: Instagram
Emily Ratajkowski with her mother Kathleen. Picture: Instagram
Emily Ratajkowski, who grew up in Bantry, Co Cork, and who admits being a fan of the ‘Irish lilt’, with her mother Kathleeen

Emily Ratajkowski marked her Irish roots on St Patrick's Day with sun soaked celebrations in Los Angeles.

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The Gone Girl actress (24), who shot to fame in Robin Thicke's Blurred Lines video in 2013, is vocal about her Irish heritage and spent nearly every summer in Bantry, Co Cork, but she bucked the parade for the pool with her mother Kathleen.

Emily's mother Kathleen was an English professor in California, while her father John is a renowned artist who often shows his work in Ireland. The pair are based in Los Angeles where Emily grew up, but she now divides her time between the City of Angels and New York.

She spent the day soaking up the sun with her mother, showing off her world famous figure by the pool at The Ace Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles.

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"I absolutely love Ireland. It's one of the most beautiful places on earth and I have strong ties here," she told the Sunday Independent. "Both my grandmothers are from Ireland and I have spent every summer in Bantry since my father, who is an artist, had the romantic idea 20 years ago to buy an old farmhouse on the west coast and renovate it.

"I go back any time I get the opportunity and I have many friends who I still hang out with in the local pubs. I have great childhood memories cow-tipping, going off and getting lost in the bog for hours and coming home covered in dirt.

"I love the pubs – the fact that you can find all ages there. It's so easygoing, an old man could be dancing with a young girl having a bit of fun and no one bats an eyelid. It's so relaxed and everyone is so friendly. I'm more of a Smithwick's or Bulmer's girl than a pint of Guinness."

Emily Ratajkowski, who grew up in Bantry, Co Cork, and who admits being a fan of the ‘Irish lilt’, with her mother Kathleeen
Emily Ratajkowski, who grew up in Bantry, Co Cork, and who admits being a fan of the ‘Irish lilt’, with her mother Kathleeen

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