Friday 2 December 2016

Jonny Sexton and wife Laura make rare red carpet appearance at children's charity event

Published 06/03/2016 | 13:16

Jonny and Laura Sexton at the CMRF Crumlin Mad Hatter’s Gala Ball Fundraiser which took place at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel. Picture: Kieran Harnett
Jonny and Laura Sexton at the CMRF Crumlin Mad Hatter’s Gala Ball Fundraiser which took place at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel. Picture: Kieran Harnett
Johnny Sexton and his Laura in 2013
Johnny Sexton and his wife Laura
Jonny and Laura Sexton at the CMRF Crumlin Mad Hatter’s Gala Ball Fundraiser which took place at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel. Picture: Kieran Harnett

They're one of Ireland's most popular couples, but Jonny and Laura Sexton prefer to live life away from the spotlight.

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But they made an exception on Saturday night as they made a rare red carpet appearance for a good cause. The pair stepped out to lend their support to the CMRF Crumlin Mad Hatter’s Gala Ball Fundraiser at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, where Sean O'Brien was also in attendance.

The pair, who wed in 2013, welcomed their second child - a daughter Amy - in February and looked the picture of parental bliss at the fundraising event, organised by The Friends of Crumlin Committee.

Laura stunned in a patterned crepe dress and classic black peep toe heels, while Jonny opted for a classic black suit.

Jonny and Laura Sexton at the CMRF Crumlin Mad Hatter’s Gala Ball Fundraiser which took place at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel. Picture: Kieran Harnett
Jonny and Laura Sexton at the CMRF Crumlin Mad Hatter’s Gala Ball Fundraiser which took place at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel. Picture: Kieran Harnett

The couple are childhood sweethearts and they wed in a lavish ceremony at Adare Manor in July 2013, 10 years after they first met as teenagers.

Little Amy is the couple's second child. Their son Luca is aged 19 months.

The Irish rugby star said that balancing time with his growing family and international rugby career can be testing at times, but he's finding the right balance.

"I try and do my fair share. You get pressure from the coaches to get your proper rest and your recovery in. You've got excuses all the time to stay in bed that extra hour but I try to do my best when I'm home. It's great spending time with Luca whenever I get the chance."

Johnny Sexton and his wife Laura
Johnny Sexton and his wife Laura

"My spare time really is all about spending time with them, getting out for dinner, or going away and spending some time with them." he added.

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