Thursday 19 April 2018

Majella assured of loving support

Breda Heffernan

Breda Heffernan

IT was only fitting that it was another talented singer who caught the eye of the man who had been Ireland's most eligible bachelor for almost two decades.

Majella McLennan took to the stage at her parents' bar in Tenerife one night and captured the heart of Daniel O'Donnell.

A close bond soon developed between the pair and three years later, in November 2002, the couple tied the knot.

Despite the Donegal crooner selling millions of albums, the couple are not into ostentatious shows of wealth.

They had hoped to have children together, however, Majella said it "wasn't meant to be". Instead, Daniel is stepfather to Majella's two children, Siobhan (25) and Michael (22).

Majella has spoken in the past about the depression she suffered following the breakdown of her first marriage. She continues to have bouts of depression, however, now she has Daniel to help her through them. Following her diagnosis of breast cancer, she can be assured of her husband's loving support again.

Irish Independent

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