Jess Redden 'so lucky' to jet off to Barbados on 10-day holiday with boyfriend Rob Kearney
Published 03/06/2016 | 08:00
She will have her hands full when she returns to college in September, but model Jess Redden is gearing up for a romantic summer getaway before then.
The Dundrum native has been dating rugby star Rob Kearney (30) for the last two years and things are going from strength to strength with the pair as they prepare to soak up the sun on another holiday.
The high profile couple prefer to keep details of their romance under wraps, the 22-year-old model was uncharacteristically chatty about her other half and gushing about their upcoming break to Barbados.
Kearney and Redden will be joining a number of other Irish rugby stars and their other halves at the exclusive Sandy Lane Resort as they were gifted a 10-day stay by owner J.P. McManus.
"I am going to Barbados in July. I'm so lucky," Jess told the Herald.
"It's for 10 days. I might as well make the most of it. We have been together a good while now so we have been on a few holidays."
The budding model has a summer of jet-setting planned as she will be taking take some time out in Portugal later before heading to New York with friends.
"I'm going to New York with all my school friends in August. There's 10 of us. We've booked a hotel for a week," she added.
The former psychology student will be starting a pharmacy course in September at the Royal College of Surgeons.
"The hours are nine-to-five, but then you've got studying and exams and everything else as well.
"I've always been academically driven, I'm looking forward to getting back to it."
Speaking at the launch of Lloyds Pharmacy's new Get Summer Healthy campaign, the model said she hopes to travel more when she begins her degree.
"In pharmacy there is an Erasmus programme. You go to either France, Hong Kong or the USA. I'd love to go to Hong Kong," she added.
"If I get the opportunity, I'll do a four-month placement there."