Wednesday 7 December 2016

Pippa O’Connor on working with her husband Brian: 'We kill each other, but we work well together'

Sean O’Grady

Published 10/10/2016 | 16:34

Brian Ormond, left, and Pippa O'Connor, right a the launch of her new Connacht Gold tv ad. Picture: Chris Bellew / Fennell Photography
Brian Ormond, left, and Pippa O'Connor, right a the launch of her new Connacht Gold tv ad. Picture: Chris Bellew / Fennell Photography
Picture: VIPIreland.com
Brian Ormond and Pippa O'Connor. Picture: Chris Bellew / Fennell Photography
Pippa O'Connor with husband Brian Ormond, sons Ollie and Louis and stepdaughter Chloe
Pippa O'Connor with son Ollie
A make-up free Pippa O'Connor at Today FM's Anton Savage Show
Pippa O'Connor is enjoying a relaxing family holiday in France. Picture: Snapchat
Pippa O'Connor at the Littlewoods Ireland Autumn Winter 2016 launch
Brian Ormond and wife Pippa O'Connor Ormond arriving at House for a private party for Robbie Keane's retirement from international football. Picture: Arthur Carron
Lifestyle advice: Pippa O'Connor. Photo: Leon Farrell

Pippa O’Connor has revealed the secret to her business success is husband Brian Ormond – even though they 'sometimes kill each other'.

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The Kildare woman (32) has turned her modelling career into an online business where she runs website Pippa.ie and also holds workshops Pippa’s Fashion Factories.

“He is the organiser and negotiator. If I say I want to do X, Y and Z, he’ll always know someone,” she said.

“He’s an ideas man. I am creative but I put things on the long finger a little bit, whereas he would say, ‘Pippa make the phone call now’.”

Brian Ormond and wife Pippa O'Connor Ormond arriving at House for a private party for Robbie Keane's retirement from international football. Picture: Arthur Carron
Brian Ormond and wife Pippa O'Connor Ormond arriving at House for a private party for Robbie Keane's retirement from international football. Picture: Arthur Carron

“We work well together. We kill each other too like most people.”

While they may butt heads from time to time, the model would not have it any other way.

“It really is great though, I suppose it’s what I am used to now, but I love working with Brian because I am not saying goodbye to him in the morning and not seeing him ‘til later in the night,” she told the RTE Guide.

“We’re very involved in everything. He asks my opinion and vice versa.”

Pippa is mum to Ollie (3) and Louis (5) months and insisted parents shouldn’t put pressure on themselves to get the perfect balance between work and home.

“My idea of balance might be very different to someone else’s. Everyone’s idea of what is the ideal is different, so you shouldn’t put yourself under too much pressure – just do what works for you.”

Pippa O'Connor at the Littlewoods Ireland Autumn Winter 2016 launch
Pippa O'Connor at the Littlewoods Ireland Autumn Winter 2016 launch

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