Thursday 27 April 2017

'I'm not waiting around for any ring' - Top model Lynn Kelly

Lynn Kelly at the Lancome Christmas Celebration at the Westbury Hotel, Dublin. Picture: Brian McEvoy
Lynn Kelly at the Lancome Christmas Celebration at the Westbury Hotel, Dublin. Picture: Brian McEvoy
Lynn Kelly pictured at the official launch of Dine in Dublin 2017, the capital’s favourite food festival which returns from Monday, 27th February to Sunday, 5th March. Brought to you by DublinTown, Dine in Dublin sees over 70 of Dublin’s top restaurants offer an unparalleled dining experience over the course of seven days. For more information visit www.dineindublin.ie #DineinDublin. Picture Andres Poveda
Miss Universe Ireland Winner Lynn Kelly in 2008

Sean O'Grady

Model Lynn Kelly has revealed that she is in no rush to walk down the aisle.

The Dublin woman has been dating her partner Robert Barr for over 11 years, with the couple celebrating their 12th anniversary this September.

However, wedding bells aren't ringing for the Assets model just yet.

"Nothing [is] planned. You know, my Mam and Dad were never married and they have been together since they were 14 or 15. I might, I might not. I'm not waiting around for any ring. I don't have that crazy list of all the things I need to do before I'm 30," she said.

Lynn Kelly and her long-term boyfriend Robert Barr
Lynn Kelly and her long-term boyfriend Robert Barr

The former Miss Universe Ireland revealed that her secret to a lasting relationship is keeping the romance alive no matter what.

"I think if you're with someone for 11 years, you have to make an effort. We don't get sick of each other. He's my best friend and we just have a laugh," she told the Diary.

Lynn (27) is one of the country's busiest models, but makes sure her "private" boyfriend stays out of the spotlight.

"He is quite private, he doesn't like the limelight. It's not his job and I totally get that," she said.

Lynn Kelly pictured at the official launch of Dine in Dublin 2017, the capital’s favourite food festival which returns from Monday, 27th February to Sunday, 5th March. Brought to you by DublinTown, Dine in Dublin sees over 70 of Dublin’s top restaurants offer an unparalleled dining experience over the course of seven days. For more information visit www.dineindublin.ie #DineinDublin. Picture Andres Poveda
Lynn Kelly pictured at the official launch of Dine in Dublin 2017, the capital’s favourite food festival which returns from Monday, 27th February to Sunday, 5th March. Brought to you by DublinTown, Dine in Dublin sees over 70 of Dublin’s top restaurants offer an unparalleled dining experience over the course of seven days. For more information visit www.dineindublin.ie #DineinDublin. Picture Andres Poveda

While it may be Valentine's Day, Lynn admitted the couple probably won't go out on the town this year.

"Everywhere is really busy. We'll probably have dinner or something," she said.

Lynn and Robert's first date was at the IT recruitment consultant's debs.

"We met in school. We went to schools beside each other. Our first date was actually his debs and we've been going out ever since.

Miss Universe Ireland Winner Lynn Kelly in 2008
Miss Universe Ireland Winner Lynn Kelly in 2008

"You just evolve together. We were so young when we started going out. We get on really well," she added.

Robert recently turned 30 and Lynn is treating him to a holiday in the Big Apple in the coming weeks.

"I'm off to New York for a holiday. This holiday is actually on me," she said.

"It was his 30th, so this is my present to him. I've never been, I've been to the States so much but never been to New York."

Lynn is among a group of Irish models who can work in front of the camera full time.

The brunette regularly travels to London to work in the UK, where she has noticed the industry is much more cut throat than it is at home.

"In Ireland, not so much, in London, yes, unbelievably," she said.

"In Ireland, the girls are more laid back. There's a core group of us that work all the time. I work with the same faces all the time.

"The worst thing about being a model is you're on your own a lot. I don't have anyone to hang out with during the day if I'm only working for an hour."

Herald

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