Loved-up model Irma Mali can't stop gushing about firefighter boyfriend Barry Maguire
Published 24/05/2016 | 07:57
Model Irma Mali has said she is head over heels in love with her boyfriend Barry McGuire.
The Lithuanian beauty has been dating the firefighter for more than a year and the pair have been spotted enjoying VIP events together in recent months.
When asked about her relationship status, the 33-year-old said she was head over heels in love.
“Of course [I am],” she told the Diary. "We have been going out for a while now.”
The brunette is already mum to 13-year-old daughter Nikoleta, and admitted that another bundle of joy may be on the cards for her and Barry.
“I don’t know [what will happen]. You never know,” she said. “Why not? If it happens it happens.”
The Dublin-based model has previously kept her relationship under wraps as she enjoyed a high profile romance with The Script frontman Danny O'Donoghue for four years before splitting in 2013.
“I have a boyfriend, he’s lovely, but I don’t want to say too much about it as it’s new,” she previously told the Diary of her budding romance.
“I don’t like to talk about my love life.”
Although Irma misses her friends and family in Lithuania, she has no plans to return home anytime soon as her career as a high fashion model is thriving here.
“I do miss home, yeah. I miss my friends and family,” she said.
“If you go to Lithuania you would see a lot of similar things [to Ireland]. I miss it, but not so much that I would move back. Home is here.”
The mum-of-one is also busy focusing on her acting career.
She has previously had guest spots on The Fall and Game of Thrones and is also slated to star in upcoming horror film Thin Air alongside best-selling author Caroline Grace Cassidy.
However, it hasn’t always been easy for Irma to land roles in Ireland, with her accent often being a barrier.
“I do [audition for parts] when it’s there, but I have an accent and I have a different look,” she said.
“There are not as many jobs when you have an accent. It’s hard.”
Irma revealed how difficult it can be keeping her work-life balance on an even keel.
“Hopefully, when I work less as a model I can invest more time into acting, but it’s really hard right now.
“Everyone thinks it’s glamorous, but it is hard work.
“You do get to go to events, but at the end of the day you’re working really hard.
“It’s not as glamorous as everyone thinks.”
While the industry may have a catty reputation, Irma insisted it couldn’t be further from the truth.
“Over here, every model is nice. The girls are all really nice, I can’t complain,” she told the Diary.