Wednesday 5 August 2015

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

Published 28/07/2014 | 07:22

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
At the 2012 VIP Style Awards, she and boyfriend Cian made for the most stylish couple on the night
Leinster's Cian Healy and Holly Carpenter in attendance at the Leinster Rugby Awards Ball. Picture: Stephen McCarthy / SPORTSFILE
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.

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

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.

At the 2012 VIP Style Awards, she and boyfriend Cian made for the most stylish couple on the night
At the 2012 VIP Style Awards, she and boyfriend Cian made for the most stylish couple on the night

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.

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

After her turn in BINTM, she wore her new fringe with confidence, and her Louise Kennedy gown helps!
After her turn in BINTM, she wore her new fringe with confidence, and her Louise Kennedy gown helps!

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

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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