Gerald and Lisa vow wedding is back on after raid ordeal
THEY haven't reached wedding bliss just yet but it certainly looks like Gerald Kean and Lisa Murphy have settled back into domestic bliss. The celebrity couple have opened the doors of palatial Drayton Manor for a photoshoot -- and say that their marriage plans are back on track.
It was the scene of a terrifying robbery that saw Lisa tied up and jewellery worth more than €1.5m stolen two years ago.
Since then the couple separated for a time but now Lisa says that the money means nothing, while Gerald revealed that they fully intend to get married.
"The wedding is going ahead but we haven't fixed a date yet. The robbery was a setback, and then we were separated for a while, but it is going to happen," Gerald said. They will have plenty of time to mull over the plans as they spend Christmas at the solicitor's Wicklow home.
While Gerald plans to cook a pheasant and turkey dinner, Lisa denies that she can't manage the kitchen. "Of course I can cook, but if he didn't take me to restaurants all the time, I'd be able to cook more," she laughed.
They reflect on life together for an interview in the latest edition of VIP magazine, with Gerald commenting on a health scare he had earlier this year after an insect bite.
"Life being good to me is not about money," he said. "I think life is good when your family have health. Yes, I once went out and bought a private jet for my ex-wife, and I had homes here and there, but to me life was still good when I had nothing.
"If I had to sell everything and live in a two-bed apartment, I'd still be happy.
"I'm a little disappointed I can't support, financially, all the charities at the level I was. I can no longer buy a car at a charity auction and then put it back into the auction. I did that three times in fact; but not anymore.
"My life has been good from the day President Kennedy arrived by helicopter in Cork. I was six years old and I have been happy ever since," he said.