Sunday 30 April 2017

Love is in the air for former 'Playboy' party girl and Limerick TD

Jenny Dixon and Tom Neville TD in Milan
Jenny Dixon and Tom Neville TD in Milan
Jenny Dixon with reality TV star Heidi Montag
Jenny Dixon at the Lancome L'Absolu Rouge Lip launch in Merrion Square Dublin. Picture: Brian McEvoy
Jenny Dixon and Hugh Hefner
Jenny Dixon. Photo: Brian McEvoy
Fair City actress Jenny Dixon at the Humans of Dublin event. Photo: Brian McEvoy
Kirsty Blake Knox

Kirsty Blake Knox

Amore is in the air for former 'Playboy' party girl Jenny Dixon and Limerick TD Tom Neville.

Dixon, who currently stars as blonde bombshell Kerri-Ann Boyle in 'Fair City', has been dating the Fine Gael young gun (42) for the past two months.

Jenny Dixon. Photo: Brian McEvoy
Jenny Dixon. Photo: Brian McEvoy

The couple enjoyed a romantic break to Milan over the New Year where they took in the sights.

Dixon confirmed they had been dating for "a couple of months".

The pair met at the Richard Harris International Film Festival last year - where Dixon was presenting the inaugural Style Award to Harris's granddaughter Ella.

Mr Neville, the son of TD Dan Neville, had been shortlisted for the 'One Minute Monologue' award for his rendition of a monologue from 1997 film 'Contact'.

Jenny Dixon with reality TV star Heidi Montag
Jenny Dixon with reality TV star Heidi Montag

A trained actor, Mr Neville was also shortlisted for the award in 2015 for his portrayal of heroin addict Mark Renton from 'Trainspotting'.

In that video Mr Neville delivered the iconic 'Choose Life' monologue - famously delivered by Scottish actor Ewan McGregor - from the back alleys of Limerick.

With a shared appreciation of acting and the arts, they soon hit it off.

Mr Neville, who took a seat in the Limerick County constituency in 2016, once said he had "politics in his Cornflakes since he was 10 years old".

Jenny Dixon and Hugh Hefner
Jenny Dixon and Hugh Hefner

Dixon, who graduated with a BA Hons in Zoology, used to work as a science teacher.

She first hit headlines in 2010 when it emerged that she enjoyed spending the summer partying at Hugh Hefner's Playboy Mansion.

Dixon was first introduced to Hefner (90) by her house mate - former 'Vogue' cover girl Root Derujinsky. The first party she attended was the legendary Midsummer Night's Dream Party.

Talking about Hefner's Mansion, Dixon previously said it is "like a wonderland for adults".

"The trampolining, the hoola hooping, all the clichés are there. The grounds are manicured to the hilt, with exotic birds and peacocks roaming around," she said.

Dixon began working on 'Fair City' in 2013. She previously said her "goal is always to do something I'm proud of".

"Whether that's going for a first at university, helping my students work for science week, doing a photoshoot or chilling out at the Playboy Mansion, I give it my all," she said.

Irish Independent

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