Saturday 3 December 2016

Jennifer Maguire on baby name: 'It’s not a Brooklyn Beckham scenario...it was either Florence or Baldoyle'

Published 02/05/2015 | 11:27

Jennifer Maguire & guests at The Late Late Show, RTE, Dublin, Ireland - 01.05.15
Jennifer Maguire & guests at The Late Late Show, RTE, Dublin, Ireland - 01.05.15

Glowing new mum Jennifer Maguire would like to point out that her daughter Florence is not named after the place where she was conceived.

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The funny woman, who gave birth five weeks ago, confirmed to Late Late Show host Ryan Tubridy that she just really liked the name.

Jennifer Maguire & Darren Kennedy at The Late Late Show, RTE, Dublin, Ireland - 01.05.15.
Jennifer Maguire & Darren Kennedy at The Late Late Show, RTE, Dublin, Ireland - 01.05.15.

“It’s not a Victoria Beckham, Brooklyn scenario… we just loved the name, we travelled a lot in Italy and we got engaged there so it was either that or Baldoyle as Bernard O’Shea says,” she joked.

The RTE presenter was joined on the couch by her co-host Darren Kennedy as they discussed their new show The Unemployables and talked about Jennifer’s pregnancy.

“You just kept getting bigger and bigger,” Ryan said as the joked about media coverage of her baby bump.

Speaking about her newborn, Jennifer said that Florence is great, amazing and a “genius child who loves her grub".

Jennifer Maguire & Darren Kennedy at The Late Late Show, RTE, Dublin, Ireland - 01.05.15.
Jennifer Maguire & Darren Kennedy at The Late Late Show, RTE, Dublin, Ireland - 01.05.15.

The 33-year-old also recalled her hospital experience which was anything but straight forward.

“When I was in there unfortunately I had to have an emergency c section. I thought, ‘Focus, don't’ think about the radio show, this is very important.’”

“Then a nurse come towards me in a mask and goes ‘I listen to your breakfast show every morning!’”

“The pregnancy was fine, the labour was fine, the emergency operation was even fine. The scariest moment was leaving the hospital. There’s noise, there’s people. there’s cars. The real world just frightened the shite out of me,” she laughed.

Jennifer Maguire at The Late Late Show, RTE, Dublin, Ireland - 01.05.15.
Jennifer Maguire at The Late Late Show, RTE, Dublin, Ireland - 01.05.15.

“One minute i wasn't allowed out of the bed, the next my husband was telling me to run across the road with no pedestrian light and my newborn child. We were in the car driving down Leeson Street and I’m telling him to slow down and he said, ‘We’re going 30 miles an hour.’”

At last week’s VIP Style Awards, the new mum wowed in a dress by Marion Murphy Cooney and took home the prize for ‘Best Dressed on the Night’.

Jennifer Maguire tonight on the Red Carpet at The Peter Mark VIP Style Awards 2015 at The Marker Hotel,Dublin. Pictures Brian McEvoy
Jennifer Maguire tonight on the Red Carpet at The Peter Mark VIP Style Awards 2015 at The Marker Hotel,Dublin. Pictures Brian McEvoy

Addressing the subject, Jennifer ensured Ryan and the audience that she was not “starving herself” to get back in shape so soon after Florence’s birth.

“Marion Murphy Cooney made my dress, I did try on 15 before that looked horrific. She made me something that hid all things in the right places.

“There was a lot of smoke and mirrors,” she insisted.

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