Tuesday 21 October 2014

Rosanna Davison reveals her secret to happy marriage

Rosanna cleans, cooks and leaves Wes to his man cave

Published 17/08/2014 | 00:00

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
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
The two were a fixture on the modelling scene for several years
At the 2008 TV Now Awards
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  at tonight's Peter Mark Vip Style Awards. Photo: Brian McEvoy
Rosanna at the Irish Grand National, Fairyhouse Races, Co. Meath. Photo: Caroline Quinn

"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.

Sunday Independent

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