Thursday 29 September 2016

Model Thalia Heffernan 'really happy' after finding love with Vogue Williams' artist ex Maser

Eimear Rabbitt

Published 08/01/2016 | 07:22

Model Thalia Heffernan with new boyfriend Maser
Model Thalia Heffernan with new boyfriend Maser
Thalia Heffernan pictured at the ‘Paul Stafford Foundation Lunch 2015’ in aid of ‘Teenline’ at The Dean Hotel. Photo: Anthony Woods.
Thalia Heffernan
Thalia Heffernan pictured at The NMH Foundation 4th Annual Fashion Show at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham. Photo: Anthony Woods

They are two of Ireland's best-known models and it seems Thalia Heffernan and Vogue Williams share more than a love for the camera.

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Blonde beauty Thalia is dating well-known Dublin graffiti artist Maser, whose real name is Al Hester, the Herald has learned.

Maser (31), who is famous for his iconic street art, was in a relationship with reality TV star and DJ Vogue for five years before the couple went their separate ways in 2011. Soon after, Vogue met and fell for former Westlife star Brian McFadden and the pair were married in 2012 before announcing their separation last June.

Thalia (20), who has known popular artist Maser for several years, is said to be "really happy" with her new man. The couple have been dating since October, according to sources, and have been spotted looking loved up on several nights out together.

Thalia Heffernan pictured at The NMH Foundation 4th Annual Fashion Show at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham. Photo: Anthony Woods
Thalia Heffernan pictured at The NMH Foundation 4th Annual Fashion Show at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham. Photo: Anthony Woods

"They share mutual friends and have known each other for a long time so it is very natural for the both of them," a source told the Herald.

"They were making no effort to hide their relationship on a recent night out, kissing and cuddling, and Thalia was telling pals how happy she is with him."

Read more: Top Irish model Thalia Heffernan is back on the singles market after split with boyfriend of one year

The couple have been friends for years and Thalia has modelled his art in the past with Maser sharing snaps of the model on his social media account.

Thalia Heffernan
Thalia Heffernan

One photo shows a young Thalia promoting some of his art work, while in another post in March 2013, Thalia thanked Maser for his support of her career, describing him as "amazing". Ranelagh native Thalia, who split with boyfriend of nearly one year, doorman Andrew McGuinness, last year, did not reply when contacted by this newspaper.

One of Ireland's rising model stars, Thalia is signed to five different agencies across the globe, including Premier in London and Ford in New York.

Meanwhile, model and TV host Vogue, who has been single since her split from husband Brian last year, has admitted she thought she would have had a family by now.

The 30-year-old said that her head is "all over the place".

Vogue Williams in Dublin
Vogue Williams in Dublin

"I wanted to be married and I wanted to have kids for so long and now that's sort of gone."

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