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'Don't call me a WAG', says Amy Huberman

Claire Murphy

Published 25/11/2013|07:36

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Brian O'Driscoll and Amy Huberman pictured at his testimonial dinner earlier this month
Brian O'Driscoll and Amy Huberman pictured at his testimonial dinner earlier this month
Despite the rain actress Amy Huberman was all smiles under her woolly hat and umbrella as she arrived at Today FM for The Ray Darcy Show, Dublin, Ireland - 21.10.13. Pictures: Cathal Burke / VIPIRELAND.COM *** Local Caption *** Amy Huberman
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Colin Farrell & Brian O'Driscoll among guests on The Late Late Show, RTE, Dublin, Ireland - 18.10.13. Pictures: G. McDonnell / VIPIRELAND.COM *** Local Caption *** Amy Huberman, Brian O'Driscoll
The famous pair have 'barely slept' since February

ACTRESS Amy Huberman says she rails against being labelled a 'WAG' and as 'Mrs Brian O'Driscoll'.

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The former Clinic star and author of chic lit novel Hello Heartbreak said that she prefers to be considered for her own merits -- and not those of her rugby hero husband.

"Being labelled Mrs Brian O'Driscoll makes me more defiant. I don't really tolerate men bracketing me as a fluffy WAG," she said.

"It's made me explore my feminist ideals, which I have really enjoyed over the past few years."

"(The term WAG) is 100pc derogatory. Even if you decided you wanted to be a stay-at-home mum and that was your job, why should you be defined in relation to your man?" she added.

"It is absolutely sexist. People ask whether we still need feminism nowadays and I say 100pc that we do.

"Even with my own friends, their ideals are feminist but people are afraid to use that word.

Looking cool in a purple hat and her favourite black scarf at the screening of 'Wilde Salome' in February this year.
Looking cool in a purple hat and her favourite black scarf at the screening of 'Wilde Salome' in February this year.
The actress showed off her tan in this flirty purple dress, with gold heels at the premiere of 'Strength and Honour' in 2007. (/)
The actress showed off her tan in this flirty purple dress, with gold heels at the premiere of 'Strength and Honour' in 2007. (/)
For her latest Late Late Show appearance, she wears a silk dress by Irish designer Emma Manley and a pair of heels by Bourbon (VIPIRELAND.COM/Pictures: VIPIRELAND.COM)
For her latest Late Late Show appearance, she wears a silk dress by Irish designer Emma Manley and a pair of heels by Bourbon (VIPIRELAND.COM/Pictures: VIPIRELAND.COM)

"All it means is equality. It doesn't mean that stereotype of the man-hating, unkempt, ungroomed woman," she added.

Amy and Brian welcomed their first baby girl Sadie into the world in February this year.

And Amy (34) said the couple's lives have changed utterly.

"I haven't really slept since February. At first every day is about survival and you're running on adrenaline and it's all so busy and frenetic and brilliant," she said.

"Everything was making me cry, from sheer happiness. But now I think we are readjusting."

And she said that she and her hubbie share babysitting duties.

"He's great and he knows that I love to get out every now and again. We were determined not to let everything change," she said.

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