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'Marry your best friend' - Lucy Kennedy dishes advice for happy marriage on anniversary

Published 12/07/2015 | 13:47

TV presenter Lucy Kennedy
TV presenter Lucy Kennedy
Lucy Kennedy & Richard Governey
Lucy Kennedy and her children Holly (3) and Jack (5) launching National Portrait Week for LauraLynn Ireland's Childrens Hospice, in association with Canon Ireland

TV star Lucy Kennedy has praised her husband Richard on their seventh wedding anniversary.

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The Seven O'Clock Show host wed Richard Governey in 2008 after six years of dating and today tweeted how happy she is with her husband.

"We're married 7 years today and I've loved every minute. To marry your best friend is great advice," she said of her other half.

But Lucy, who is mother to Holly (three) and Jack (five)  has always been candid about the difficulty in making time for romance in her marriage.

Lucy Kennedy & Richard Governey
Lucy Kennedy & Richard Governey

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She recently revealed her desire to have another child and said her husband laughed about her honesty in interviews.

"Rich finds the whole thing funny, " she said. I am a very honest and open person and he is extremely private.

"Even though we have been together for 16 years, I can still say things that shock him."

Lucy Kennedy and her children Holly (3) and Jack (5) launching National Portrait Week for LauraLynn Ireland's Childrens Hospice, in association with Canon Ireland
Lucy Kennedy and her children Holly (3) and Jack (5) launching National Portrait Week for LauraLynn Ireland's Childrens Hospice, in association with Canon Ireland

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To ensure their 15-year relationship is kept in tip-top shape, the couple strive to make time for each each other whenever possible.

Meanwhile, her career at TV3 is going from strength to strength as she is in talks to host her own show, she told the Irish Sunday Mirror.

"There are things in the pipeline at the moment, Lynda [McQuaid] has gone through a few ideas with me so it's just a case of which one we are going to go with."

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