Saturday 29 November 2014

Gerald Kean: 'Six hours after Lisa and I got back together we were trying for a baby'

Published 20/01/2014 | 07:23

Gerald Kean and Lisa Murphy
Gerald Kean and fiancee Lisa Murphy
Kirsten is the greatest thing that ever happened to my life’ — Gerald with ex-wife, Clodagh Hopkins, and daughter, Kirsten, in 2004
‘Lisa would make an incredible mother’ — Gerald with his partner, Lisa Murphy, at the VIP Style Awards in 2011
DRESS TO IMPRESS: Solicitor Gerald Kean bought his partner Lisa Murphy a selection of posh frocks last Christmas

Celebrity lawyer Gerald Kean has revealed he was "trying for a baby" with fiancee Lisa Murphy just hours after rekindling their relationship.

In an interview with the Sunday Independent's 'Life' Magazine, Kean said he is ready to become a father again.

The legal eagle and Lisa decided to give their relationship another go three days before Christmas 2012.

Kean recalled how the pair spoke on the phone, and Lisa drove to his home, Drayton Manor in Co Wicklow.

"Within two hours Lisa was in Drayton Manor with me, and within six hours we were trying for a baby," he recalled.

Kean (57) already has a teenage daughter, Kirsten, with ex-wife Clodagh Hopkins.

“Even though I am getting on, I would have no problem with another child tomorrow,” he said.

“I would love it. They're great, kids. Kirsten is the greatest thing that ever happened to my life.

“Lisa would make an incredible mother. I mean, Jaysus, I wouldn't get near the child, I'd say. And, if any woman deserves a child, it is Lisa.”

Kean and Murphy parted ways in 2012, but rekindled their romance last year.

And the couple, who live in father-of-one Kean's plush Wicklow mansion Drayton Manor, still insist they're planning to walk down the aisle – but have yet to put a date on the occasion.

“The commitment is there for both of us, we just haven't done it,” Kean said.

SETBACKS

“I fully intend to get married, I think the timing of it is important. We had a couple of setbacks and we got over them. It won't be done in a hurry.”

Even though they have to decide when to say their 'I Dos', Kean wants the wedding to be in his native Cork.

Instead of presents, he will ask all the guests to give money to charity.

He said: “I'd like to use the wedding as an event whereby everybody that is invited doesn't bring a gift and writes a cheque instead, for whatever an amount, to three named charities.”

But while wedding plans may be currently on the back burner, Kean is already contemplating a birthday bash for his 60th, which is still three years away.

The solicitor to the stars famously hosted a themed Lords and Ladies of the 18th Century party to toast turning 50 in 2007.

“It raised money and it was a great night,” he added.

Irish Independent

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