I suffered mummy guilt while on holiday in Marbella, reveals model Kerri Nicole Blanc
Published 18/01/2016 | 07:56
Most working mums jump at the chance to get away from their little darlings for a night or two.
But top model Kerri Nicole-Blanc admits that she found it "difficult" to fly away to Marbella without her five-year-old daughter Kayla.
The well-known beauty (25) soaked up some January sun over the weekend with a trip to the millionaires' playground but definitely suffered some mummy guilt.
"It was my first time ever leaving her," she told the Diary. "When we decided to go to Marbella, the anxiety hit me, but she's been great.
"I have face-timed her every day and she was with my mam so it was fine."
Now with the Andrea Roche agency, Kerri is a regular on TV3 shows Xpose and Ireland AM and has even done some modelling jobs with little Kayla.
While describing her daughter as her "best friend" and a "little mini me", the Kate Hudson lookalike said that she wouldn't like Kayla to follow in her footsteps when she's older.
"I have done a good few bits with Kayla, but I would never want her to get into the modelling scene when she's a teenager," she continued.
"I would rather she was a doctor."
A qualified beautician, the Swords native is not a regular on the Dublin social scene, preferring instead to spend her time at home.
"Kayla is my best friend, I would rather spend my day with her than anyone else," she added.
"It's not that I'm not interested in the social scene, but I have a bigger priority at home so I go to the things that are important. I don't show up to the opening of an envelope."
She's also enjoying a romance with long-term boyfriend Keith Malone, with the loved-up pair celebrating their three-year anniversary while over in Marbella.
"I met him at an Ed Sheeran concert in the 3Arena three years ago," she explained. "He used to run the bar there."
The model was one of the attendees at the re-launch party of Irish bar/restaurant Beckitts on Marbella's Camilo Jose Cella on Friday night.
Run by chef Marc Quinlan, the eatery has played host to some famous faces over the years, including actor Liam Neeson and ex-Taoiseach Bertie Ahern.
Its owners decided to mark 14 years of business with a major revamp as it opened its doors again this month, with a busy season ahead.