Saturday 29 November 2014

Maia Dunphy moving to London with hubby Johnny Vegas after marriage was 'getting harder' with distance

Published 09/07/2014 | 02:30

Maia Dunphy and her husband Johnny Vegas at the launch of the Dogs Trust Fur Ball. Photo: Fran Veale
Maia Dunphy and her husband Johnny Vegas at the launch of the Dogs Trust Fur Ball. Photo: Fran Veale
Johnny Vegas and his wife broadcaster Maia Dunphy at the launch of Dog Trust’s charity ball
Maia Dunphy and her husband Johnny Vegas at the launch of the Dogs Trust Fur Ball. Photo: Fran Veale
Maia Dunphy and her husband Johnny Vegas at the launch of the Dogs Trust Fur Ball. Photo: Fran Veale

Broadcaster Maia Dunphy has revealed her love for her husband is behind her London move.

She and comedian Johnny Vegas have been married for three years and have managed a long-distance relationship since their 2011 wedding.

But the pair have finally decided to move in together after Maia revealed their marriage was 'becoming harder' as time went on and will make a full-time move from Dublin before the end of the year.

"It's always been the way so it's all we've ever known. But it's getting harder, which is probably a good sign," she told the Irish Sun.

Johnny Vegas and his wife broadcaster Maia Dunphy at the launch of Dog Trust’s charity ball
Johnny Vegas and his wife broadcaster Maia Dunphy at the launch of Dog Trust’s charity ball

"If it was getting easier, you'd need to ask questions. But I'm really excited."

"The time is right. We've never put it off for any other reason than just work so I've been very, very fortunate in that respect and so is he, that we've both been very busy."

Dunphy said they are 'very excited' for the upcoming move and she hopes to avail of fresh opportunities in the UK.

"Time goes by so qickyl and suddenly it's three years and I'm like, 'How the hell has it been three years?' I don't know where the time goes," she added.

"I think we're both very excited and spending more time with his son as well will be lovely."

The couple stepped out for a photocall together in Dublin yesterday to support the Dogs Trust 'Fur Ball', an event in aid of Ireland's largest dog charity, which will be hosted by the couple, with a guest appearance from comedian Karl Spain.

The event will raise money for the running of the charity's upcoming "puppy wing". It is believed that the new extension will save the lives of an additional 500 puppies every year.

The Trust raises its own funds to feed, shelter and care for their dogs.

To date, the charity has neutered over 75,000 dogs through the National Neutering Campaign.

The Dogs Trust Fur Ball, including dinner, live music and an auction, will take place on Saturday, July 19, at the Mansion House on Dublin's Dawson Street.

Irish Independent

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