Friday 30 September 2016

Sile Seoige reveals separation from ex-husband Glen was the 'right thing to do'

Published 29/12/2015 | 08:58

Glen Mulcahy and Sile Seoige on their wedding day in 2006
Glen Mulcahy and Sile Seoige on their wedding day in 2006
(L to R) Grainne Seoige, Glen Mulcahy and Sile Seoige
Sile Seoige with her boyfriend Cork Garda Damien O’FarrellPhoto: RSVP magazine
What an experience: Sile Seoige plays Surfia in the new run of 'I, Keano' at the Olympia
Sile Seoige

TV star Sile Seoige has opened up about her separation with ex-husband Glen Mulcahy, describing it as "the right thing to do."

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The popular broadcaster (36) wed the TG4 producer in 2006 and the pair parted ways in 2009. As 2016 approaches, the former Newstalk host reflects on the last 10 years, saying he is "very happy" about no longer being married, but maintains a friendship with her ex.

"It has been an interesting 10 years really," she told the new issue of RSVP Magazine.

"I married 10 years ago and am now no longer married and very happy about that.

Sile Seoige
Sile Seoige

"Separating was the right thing for us to do. We are both very happy, both very friendly - which is not always easy - and we are very lucky to have that."

Sile, who is currently dating Garda Damien O'Farrell, said she regrets being so open about her personal life in the past, saying " it may hurt the other person or their family."

"I was 26 then, I am 36 now. I was wide eyed and innocent. I have been working in television since I was 19 but with my private life, I was too open, obviously you can talk to people in different pockets of their life and they can be happy or not happy depending on what's going on," she added.

"I spoke very openly in the past about relationships and it was true at the time, things change and you see it printed again, it might have grown legs and then it hurts.

What an experience: Sile Seoige plays Surfia in the new run of 'I, Keano' at the Olympia
What an experience: Sile Seoige plays Surfia in the new run of 'I, Keano' at the Olympia

"I am kind of used to it but it may hurt the other person or their family.

"Suddenly another family's name is mentioned and they have nothing to do with me or a certain person anymore. I have never gone out with anyone in the public eye and private people don't sign up for the media attention."

Sile Seoige with her boyfriend Cork Garda Damien O’FarrellPhoto: RSVP magazine
Sile Seoige with her boyfriend Cork Garda Damien O’FarrellPhoto: RSVP magazine

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