Monday 24 July 2017

Model Holly Carpenter and RTE analyst Richie Sadlier split up due to 'different priorities'

Holly Carpenter
Holly Carpenter
Holly Carpenter spotted in gym gear on Mercer Street, Dublin
Holly Carpenter seen walking past PYG Bar, Dublin
Holly Carpenter with ex Cian Healy
Richie Sadlier. Picture: Twitter
Holly Carpenter
Cian Healy and Holly Carpenter arrive at a reception at Farmleigh House, Phoenix Park to honour the Six Nations winning Irish Rugby team. Picture Colin Keegan/Collins

Sean O'Grady

Holly Carpenter and Richie Sadlier have called it quits after just five months of dating.

The former Miss Ireland (25) and the RTE soccer pundit (38) have recently gone their separate ways because they are in "different places" in their lives.

"Holly and Richie had a good relationship and they still care about each other but they are in totally different places right now," a source close to the couple told the Herald.

"There's 13 years between them so they realised that they have very different priorities.

RTE pundit Richie Sadlier
RTE pundit Richie Sadlier

"Now that she's single again, Holly just wants to focus on work for the next couple of months."

Holly and Richie began dating last December after they met on a night out in Dublin and quickly hit it off.

The Raheny woman previously had a romance with The Coronas frontman Danny O'Reilly, which ended last November after just under a year.

The model and musician were private about their relationship and were rarely seen together in public.

Holly Carpenter spotted in gym gear on Mercer Street, Dublin
Holly Carpenter spotted in gym gear on Mercer Street, Dublin

Danny previously dated former MTV news presenter Laura Whitmore, who he was seen having a catch-up with over Christmas - just weeks after his split from Holly.

The Andrea Roche model dated rugby star Cian Healy for two years.

"You learn a lot about yourself when you are single," she has previously said.

"I have become more independent."

Danny O'Reilly and Holly Carpenter. Picture: Instagram
Danny O'Reilly and Holly Carpenter. Picture: Instagram

Holly's jewellery line will be released later this year.

Herald

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