Saturday 27 December 2014

Rosanna Davison reveals her secret to happy marriage

Rosanna cleans, cooks and leaves Wes to his man cave

Published 17/08/2014 | 02:30

Rosanna, right, with her parents Diane and Chris de Burgh, married 37 years
Rosanna, right, with her parents Diane and Chris de Burgh, married 37 years
Rosanna with new husband Wesley Quirke. Photo: John Dardis

The secret to a happy marriage? Pick up his dirty laundry, leave him be when he is in his man cave, and - above all - never, ever nag. Of course if doesn't hurt if you happen to be a Playboy cover girl and former Miss World.

Ireland's top model Rosanna Davison has opened the door on her marital bliss just months after walking down the aisle with her long time love Wes Quirke.

In an insight that will ensure Quirke is the envy of men up and down the country, Rosanna has revealed how she maintains a happy home for the couple.

"I'm more of a clean freak and I am always cleaning up after Wes and our two little dogs, who have days when they're hell-bent on destruction. But one thing I never do is nag him to clean up. Men hate to be nagged," she said.

Rosanna, who has lived with her beau for three-and-a-half years, admitted she was originally concerned it would all go belly up once they moved under the same roof.

"I was so worried that it wouldn't work out. But we have learned how to live together happily," she says.

They looked happier than ever at the 2008 wedding of Claudine and Robbie Keane
They looked happier than ever at the 2008 wedding of Claudine and Robbie Keane
The two were a fixture on the modelling scene for several years
Former Miss World Rosanna Davison frolicking in the sea and on the beach with her hunky boyfriend Wesley Quirke. 'Wesanna' looked very much in love on holiday on the Island of Mauritius in 2008
Rosanna Davison and Wesley Quirke at the 2007 TV Now Awards
Rosanna Davison and Wesley Quirke attend model Pippa O'Connor's 2011 wedding to Brian Ormond. Photo: Tony Gavin
Rosanna Davison and beau Wesley Quirke at Dublin airport for the flight to Ibiza in 2012
The loved-up pair attend the Irish premiere of Superbad in 2007
Former Miss World Rosanna Davison launches her personal blog 'Rosanna.ie' in 2010
The couple at the Cannonball Run Glittering Gala Ball at the Burlington Hotel in 2011
Rosanna Davison and Wesley Quirke, at the launch of Indie Dhaba in 2013
Rosanna Davison pictured with fiance Wesley Quirke in Griffith College where she graduated from the College of Naturopathic medicine as a Nutrional Therapist. Picture: Gerry Mooney
Rosanna Davison and Wesley Quirke
They enjoy a photocall together in 2008
The pair were snapped soaking up the sun in Marbella in 2007
Rosanna and new husband Wesley seen with her family at Dublin Airport this afternoon on their way to Ibiza were they will offically be married at the weekend
They attended the launch of Krystle in 2006 and were regular fixtures in the club's early days
The couple made their debut on the social scene in 2007
In the early days of their relationship, they regularly worked together in modelling work
Miss World Rosanna Davison and her new boyfriend Wesley Quirke first started dating in 2006
Who could forget their 2007 IFTA style?
Wesanna attends a friends birthday party at Krystle in 2008
At the 2008 TV Now Awards

"He still leaves wet towels on the floor. I also tend to pick up lot of socks from around the bedroom. But I'm sure I also have my annoying habits."

And she said that even though the couple spend most of their time together, she has ensured Wes has a space to kick back in in his own time:

Rosanna Davison pictured at The Peter Mark Vip Style Awards 2014 at The Marker Hotel Dublin Picture:Brian McEvoy No Repro fee for one use
Rosanna Davison  at tonight's Peter Mark Vip Style Awards. Photo: Brian McEvoy
Rosanna at the Irish Grand National, Fairyhouse Races, Co. Meath. Photo: Caroline Quinn
Rosanna at the 2012 VIP Style Awards at The Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin. Photo: VIPIRELAND.COM
Rosanna Davison in Stephen's Green, Dublin. Photo: Cathal Burke / VIPIRELAND.COM
Rosanna in Germany.
At the Grand Canal Theatre in Dublin in 2011. Photo: VIPIRELAND.COM
At TV Presenter Brian Ormond and model Pippa O'Connor wedding, with her now-fiance Wes, at St Patricks Church, Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow. Photo: VIPIRELAND.COM
Rosanna Davison, who looked stunning at the IFTA’s
Former Miss World Rosanna Davison launches her personal blog 'Rosanna.ie' with her boyfriend Wesley Quirke at Residence, Dublin in 2010. Pictures: VIPIRELAND.COM
Beautiful bride-to-be Rosanna Davison.
Rosanna Davison at Alter Wartesaal on January 27, 2014 in Cologne, Germany. Photo: Gisela Schober/Getty Images
Celebrating Cocoa Brown's first birthday.
Rosanna with her fiance Wes Quirke.
Rosanna Davison pictured at Keith Duffy's Annual Masquerade Ball in aid of Irish Autism Action and Saplings School held at The Ritz Carlton Hotel in Enniskerry,Wicklow. Photo: Brian McEvoy
Rosanna attends the Minx By Eva Lutz Show
Rosanna and Wes at The Cannonball Run Glittering Gala Ball at the Burlington Hotel, Dublin in 2011. Photo: VIPIRELAND.COM
Rosanna at the 2011 VIP Style Awards at Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin. Photo: VIPIRELAND.COM
Rosanna Davison at the 2013 Peter Mark VIP Style Awards at the Marker Hotel Dublin. Picture: Brian McEvoy
Rosanna Davison
Rosanna Davison

"Wes has a man cave which I don't venture into that often. It's dark and smells of pizza and beer and feet," she jokes.

But while Wes takes time out, Rosanna, who has gained thousands of devout followers on her social networking accounts thanks to her healthy culinary skills, keeps herself busy in the kitchen.

"I do a lot of cooking for him. I make things like healthy granola bars, sweet potato wedges and guacamole, so the house often smells of baking."

Rosanna also likes to pull the strings on her apron and sit back and watch a game of football with her man. And she says things couldn't be better for the couple.

"It's a lovely feeling of cosy contentment being married, and we feel like a proper family now. I have also found that the silly little things that we might have bickered about before no longer matter because we're building our lives and future together. It's about the bigger picture now."

The couple also received sound advice from Davison's parents, singer Chris De Burgh and his wife Diane, who have been married for over 37 years.

"My parents always emphasise the importance of total honesty, good communication and confiding in each other as a couple," she said. "We have been talking about the possibility of having kids - if we are lucky enough in the next two to three years, one healthy baby would be amazing".

But for now, travelling the world remains the couple's top priority.

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