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Holly and rugby star Cian call it quits as they're 'too young' to settle down

Melanie Finn

Published 28/07/2014 | 07:22

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Cian Healy and Holly Carpenter arrive at a reception at Farmleigh House, Phoenix Park this afternoon to honour the Six Nations winning Irish Rugby team. Picture Colin Keegan/Collins
Cian Healy and Holly Carpenter arrive at a reception at Farmleigh House, Phoenix Park this afternoon to honour the Six Nations winning Irish Rugby team. Picture Colin Keegan/Collins
Holly Carpenter with rugby star boyfriend Cian Healy. Photo: Doug O'Connor
Holly Carpenter with rugby star boyfriend Cian Healy. Photo: Doug O'Connor
Guests at the Miss Ireland 2012 Finals at The Ballsbridge Hotel, Dublin, Ireland - 28.04.12. Pictures: VIPIRELAND.COM *** Local Caption *** Holly Carpenter
When handing over her Miss Ireland crown in 2012, she went all out in her sequinned gown

The model and Leinster star - who have been together for two and a half years - decided it was time to cool things off as they worked out what they wanted in their lives.

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Holly has confirmed the pair have split but declined to comment any further.

Guests arrive at the Leinster Rugby Awards Ball 2014 at The Mansion House, Dublin, Ireland - 03.05.14. Pictures: G. McDonnell / Cathal Burke / VIPIRELAND.COM *** Local Caption *** Holly Carpenter
Holly Carpenter

"Holly's only 22 and she's been with Cian for over two years now. A lot of her friends are single and just having fun, while they're in their 20s and in this serious relationship," a source told the Herald.

"It had just run its course. There's absolutely no hard feelings there."

The break-up came like a bolt from the blue as the couple appeared smitten with each other.

They were spotted hanging out together in St Anne's Park in Clontarf only a few weeks ago as they walked Cian's pug Ted, showing no sign that anything was amiss.

The couple aren't long back from a sun-filled holiday in Gibraltar, where they kept their followers up-to-date with all their antics on Twitter.

Guests arrive at the VIP Style Awards 2012 at The Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin, Ireland - 23.03.12. Pictures: VIPIRELAND.COM *** Local Caption *** Cian Healy & Holly Carpenter
At the 2012 VIP Style Awards, she and boyfriend Cian made for the most stylish couple on the night

Meanwhile, Holly showed Cian (26) exactly what he's missing as she posted a string of stunning pics at a K Club bash.

Looking like she hadn't a care in the world, Holly attended the function over the weekend with Miss Ireland contestant Jayne Higgins, whom she called her "wifey".

Posting a picture in a glittering gold dress, she was all smiles as she enjoyed the night out

Guests at the Peter Mark VIP Style Awards 2013 at The Marker Hotel, Dublin, Ireland - 26.04.13. Pictures: G. McDonnell / Cathal Burke / VIPIRELAND.COM *** Local Caption *** Holly Carpenter
After her turn in BINTM, she wore her new fringe with confidence, and her Louise Kennedy gown helps!

She has also booked a holiday to Marbella with two of her best friends as she adjusts to life as a singleton.

Both Holly and Cian recently ruled out making things more serious between them with Holly saying how she would be "like a child bride" if she married now.

Healy was also quick to rubbish suggestions that he had plans to move things up a notch when quizzed about it by Ray D'Arcy during a radio interview.

Asked about a potential engagement, he said: "There's too much of that happening around me."

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