Friday 22 September 2017

The Coronas' Danny O'Reilly moves on from high-profile romance as he finds love with 'accountant'

Danny O'Reilly
Danny O'Reilly
Danny O'Reilly at the annual charity Christmas Eve Busking session on Grafton Street in aid of homeless charities
Danny O'Reilly and Holly Carpenter. Picture: Instagram
Danny O'Reilly and Laura Whitmore at the 2012 IFTAs
The couple pictured together in 2011
Danny O'Reilly and Laura Whitmore in London. Picture: REX

Jennifer O'Brien

He counts Laura Whitmore and model Holly Carpenter as two of his high-profile ex-girlfriends but The Coronas frontman Danny O’Reilly’s new love could not be further from the world of showbusiness.

The Diary can reveal that the Dubliner has been enjoying a low-key romance with someone described as “not in the public eye” and it seems the singer is keen to keep it that way.

Danny’s other half is believed to be an accountant in her late 20s.

“Danny has been seeing a girl for a while now and all is really going well. She’s not in the entertainment industry and isn’t well-known,” a source said.

Danny O'Reilly and Laura Whitmore in London. Picture: REX
Danny O'Reilly and Laura Whitmore in London. Picture: REX

“After two relationships in the public eye, he’s keen to play his cards close to his chest when it comes to this relationship and is happily enjoying things just the way that they are at the moment.

“It has been going on for a few months and both are happy to keep it low key.”

Danny O'Reilly and Holly Carpenter. Picture: Instagram
Danny O'Reilly and Holly Carpenter. Picture: Instagram

Danny, whose mother is singer Mary Black and sister is Roisin O, is fiercely private about his love life.

He was most famously linked with London-based presenter Laura Whitmore.

Laura Whitmore & ex Danny O'Reilly in 2011
Laura Whitmore & ex Danny O'Reilly in 2011

The former MTV host and the singer were together for more than two years but split in 2012 when Laura landed a gig Down

Under presenting I’m A Celebrity spin-off show, I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! Now!

Danny O'Reilly and Laura Whitmore at the 2012 IFTAs
Danny O'Reilly and Laura Whitmore at the 2012 IFTAs

They were photographed together the following year, sparking rumours of a reunion.

Bray presenter Laura has previously admitted that the break-up was a low point.

“That was really, really hard,” she said of the split.

“And I went through that massive break-up while I was doing live TV on the other side of the world.

“People could write about it, people could guess about it, and at the end of the day I was just a girl who was really hurt,” Laura said.

“My mum flew over and I wasn’t well, only because of the stress of everything that was going on. I lost a lot of weight.

“Break-ups are hard but I couldn’t even go out and get drunk with my girlfriends.

“We broke up for a reason. I broke up with him for a reason.

“It’s no one else’s business why we broke up,” she added.

Danny then began dating model Holly Carpenter in 2015 but the pair broke up last year, with a source maintaining there was no bad blood between them and that the split was amicable in the end.

“There wasn’t much drama to it in the end. There were no hard feelings between them.”

Holly has since dated former professional footballer and pundit Richard Sadlier but they later went their separate ways.

Herald

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