'I wish I said yes to the men with money!' - Amanda Brunker on her party girl days in Dublin
Published 12/06/2015 | 07:41
Amanda Brunker has revealed her unlikely regrets from her 'party girl' days in Dublin.
The media personality is happily married to Philip McLaughlin since 2010 and they couple have two children Edward (nine) and Setanta (seven) together.
But before she wed five years ago, Brunker, a former Miss Ireland, said she wishes she said yes more often to wealthy suitors.
"I thought I was being moralistic, that I had standards, but I should have said yes to the guys with the money," she told the new issue VIP Magazine.
"There were plane rides to Monaco and dinners in New York that I turned down. Eejit!"
The blonde beauty also spoke frankly about her honest approach to parenthood, saying she gives them the "bare facts" of life to better equip them for adulthood.
"You have a long day and then you have to discuss life with a nine-year-old and they're like, 'But why, mum? Why?' And you're like, Jesus, give me a break!' But you have to and I'm possibly more honest than other parents.
"I don't want to lie to my children. When you give your kids the bare facts, I think and I hope it's going to be a better building block for them. Sometimes it can be easier to fob them off and lie, but I think if you have the energy, it's better to give them the facts. Then they can go into the world armed."
Amanda added that she and her other half are "in a great place".