Friday 26 May 2017

Well-heeled Amy and Brian step out

Amy with husband Brian O’Driscoll at the launch
Amy with husband Brian O’Driscoll at the launch
Breda Heffernan

Breda Heffernan

NEW parents Amy Huberman and Brian O'Driscoll enjoyed a rare night on the town as they celebrated the launch of the actress's new shoe collection.

While Amy arrived early to meet her guests, rugby star Brian was at home waiting for two-month-old Sadie's babysitter before joining his wife at the Morrison Hotel in Dublin.

"She and her tiny feet are brilliant. She's great, she's doing brilliantly," said the proud new mum.

Last night's party was one of the few public appearances made by the couple since they became parents in February – just hours before Ireland's Six Nations clash against England.

They attended Brian's star-studded rugby testimonial in London a few weeks ago where the couple welcomed guests including Prince William and Bono. And last night it was the turn of Brian to lineout to support his wife as she launched her second shoe collection with Irish label Bourbon.

However, he didn't have to worry about engaging in shoe talk for too long as his Ireland teammate Tommy Bowe – who also does a sideline as a shoe designer – also attended the event.

"It feels like it's been a long time coming," said Amy of the 15-style collection. "We've been talking about this with the guys for over a year at this stage. So it's brilliant that it's finally come to fruition."

"It is exciting. The last couple of weeks, the boxes (of shoes) were being delivered to the house every so often," she said of the build-up to the launch.

The pint-sized actress and author confessed to loving her heels and joked she would even "sort out" the diminutive Tom Cruise with a pair having seen him in Dublin last week.

Amy plans to take a few more months off work to enjoy being a new mum but said she would love to return to her hit comedy 'Threesome'.

"I'd go back in a heartbeat, I love it," she said of the show.

"I'll be looking forward to getting back to the acting after the summer.

"But I might leave the writing on the shelf for a little bit as well," she added.

Irish Independent

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