Sunday 25 February 2018

"I want to raise my kids in Ireland," says Vogue

Vogue models at the launch of the Australian emigration survey on the eve of their 5th anniversary, helping Irish people prepare properly for emigrating to Australia.
Vogue models at the launch of the Australian emigration survey on the eve of their 5th anniversary, helping Irish people prepare properly for emigrating to Australia.
Vogue with husband Brian McFadden
Vogue models at the launch of the Australian emigration survey on the eve of their 5th anniversary, helping Irish people prepare properly for emigrating to Australia.
Laura Butler

Laura Butler

Mrs Brian McFadden said she will not be raising their future children in Australia.

MODEL Vogue Williams wants her children to grow up in Ireland and is planning to start a family within two years.

The wife of former Westlife singer Brian McFadden told the Irish Independent that she'd like to have her first child by her 30th birthday.

Dublin-born Williams (27) had been living in Australia with father-of-two McFadden (33) prior to their Italian wedding last September.

The couple have since relocated closer to home and will next week move into their new London residence.

"I will never settle in Australia," Williams said.  "That was a major thing, because we got married and I do want to have kids in the next few years, but I wouldn't want to have them there.

Vogue cheers on her man as he plays in Ronan Keating's golf classic.
Vogue cheers on her man as he plays in Ronan Keating's golf classic.
Brian McFadden and Vogue Williams leaving a burlesque show at Wilde bar, off Grafton Street, as they celebrate their upcoming wedding.
The couple celebrated their engagement with a private party at The Wright Venue,
The couple march in the protest rally, 'Get Equal', looking for gay civil marriage rights in Ireland, in support of Vogue's sister Amber, who is gay.
The DJ/model was spotted just off Grafton Street in August and judging by her Zara bag, she's clearly a fan of the high street.
The happy couple made a dapper turnout at this year's VIP Style Awards, Vogue in particular looked beautiful in her Badgley Mischka dress.
Brogue attend the Australian Formula One Grand Prix in Melbourne.
Vogue looked incredible in her strapless black party dress as she walked the red carpet Down Under.
Ever supportive of each other's careers, the couple looked loved up leaving the 98fm studios in Dublin where Brian was co-hosting The Morning Crew show.
Diamonds are clearly a girl's best friend as Vogue shows off her huge diamond encrusted engagement ring. Brian's ex-wife Kerry Katona was not impressed with the size of Vogue's massive rock.
The couple celebrated their engagement with close personal friends at Harry's Bar in Dublin before heading back to Australia.
Brogue attended the Emerald and Ivy Ball in Sydney, Australia, glued to each other as usual.
On Vogue's 25th birthday, Brian surprised her by serenading 'Happy Birthday' to her at Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne.
Before their engagment was made public, tongues were wagging at the launch of MTV Summer in Sydney, Australia with Brian wearing a ring on his wedding finger and Vogue keeping her hands in her pockets in November 2011.
The soon-to-be husband and wife, seen here at a club opening in Melbourne, are fixtures on Australia's social scene.
In attendance at Lady Gaga's special performance at Sydney Town Hall in July of last year.
Brian and Vogue have become good friends with Dannii Minogue and are seen here at a function to unveil Dannii's favourite Melbourne Spring Fashion Week 2011 looks.
The couple decided to have a joint stag and hen party together with parties in Australia and Dublin.
While confessing that she was no Bridezilla, Vogue panicked as the big day loomed and hired a wedding planner.
Brian and Vogue enjoy thermselves at the Australian Formula One Grand Prix in Melbourne earlier this year.
Reality TV star Calum Best is a good friend of Brian's and was there to help him get over his split with Delta Goodrem.
Brian likes to travel in style and is often seeing driving around in his Lamborghini in Sydney.
Howth-born Vogue first came to public attention when she appeared in the TV3 reality TV show, 'Fade Street'.
Vogue also made her mark as a model in Ireland. She's seen here at the opening of the 'Elizabeth Hurley Beach' boutique at Kildare Village Outlet Shopping in 2010.
And then of course, the talented 25-year-old also DJs. She was playing a set at a Donegal nightclub when she met Brian for the first time.
Vogue was joined by her model friend Georgia Salpa when she DJed at Buck Whalleys last year.
Brian married Kerry Katona in a lavish ceremony in 2002 and they have two daughters together but split two years later. Brian later claimed the marriage was purely to get money for the photographs. It also emerged that he had cheated on Kerry on his stag night with a lap dancer. The divorced couple are not on good terms.
Before their split, Brian played dutiful husband and welcomed his wife as she left the jungle having been crowned the winner of 'I'm A Celebrity: Get Me Out Of Here' in 2004. Daughters Molly and Lily also accompanied him.
Kerry's welcome home party from the jungle was in Lillies Bordello on February 15, 2004. Eight months later, they announced their split.
During the Westlife years, Brian changed his name to Bryan to make signing autographs easier. Once he began his solo career, her reverted back to Brian again.
Brian and Kerry share a joke at the Miss Ireland Finals in 2004. In an interview this year, she attacked her former husband and said: "He bought his fiance a huge rock of a ring. He pulled up in a Ferrari to do an interview. Yet here's me struggling to give our kids the best education possible.... it's sick.'
Vogue poses on a chopper to launch a new live venue in Dublin. The couple's wedding at a medieval castle in Florence, Italy will be a three-day party but only close family and friends will attend.
Vogue certainly shows a unique sense of style as she attends the first Jameson Cult Film Club in Dublin last year.
Brian and Vogue

"Who am I going to dump them on if my mum and sister are not there? I wanted to come back and have them around. So they'll be coming in about two-and-a-half years."

Williams was speaking in Dublin yesterday, where she unveiled a new emigration survey conducted by the Immigration Agency in Ireland.

It discovered that 85pc of participants would "happily" move to Australia, with 58pc admitting they felt there were better jobs opportunities down under. Williams is currently filming a documentary for RTE's 'Reality Bites' series about Irish abroad.

"I went over to Australia RTE and it was just a full-on week of filming all week. There were 15 hour days, but it was great fun. When I got back to Australia I did miss it because I was going and doing all the fun, touristy things… But I always love coming back to Ireland," she said.

The DJ said that she has a number of projects coming up in the UK, but was staying tight lipped on revealing any details.  Williams did admit that she is keen to do more radio presenting and would love a programme similar to that of Lucy Kennedy and Baz Ashmawy's axed 2FM weekend slot. 

"I would love a radio show, a bit like when Nicky Byrne sat in for Ryan Tubridy.  I did have the show on Phantom, but I'd love to do one with someone else. It's a lot easier then to bounce ideas off someone because when I did Phantom, I was all on my own. It could be like Lucy and Baz - but music based."


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