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Can we get back to normal now, begs BOD

THE honeymoon is officially over for Brian O'Driscoll and his new bride Amy Huberman.

The Ireland captain and his actress wife (both 31) have just returned from their three-week honeymoon to Tanzania, and the notoriously private pair are revelling in the opportunity to get back to normal.

The high-profile couple who had one of the biggest weddings of the year, were the subject of constant media scrutiny in the run up to their big day -- with fans speculating on everything from Amy's wedding dress to what food would be served.

Although they were accommodating to fans and happily posed for pictures before and after walking up the aisle, the rugby hunk is clearly excited to step back out of the limelight.

At the Dublin premiere of Grown Ups on Tuesday night, both looked casual and avoided photographers as they strolled the red carpet for the A-list event with Chris Rock, Adam Sandler, David Spade and Kevin James.


But Brian admitted he was "looking forward" to getting back to his normal routine.

He wrote on his Twitter account: "Back to school tomorrow. I'm quite looking forward to it and getting some regularity back into ye old life."

The rugby star and his famous wife caused a fan frenzy in the small community prior to their nuptials -- with a number of local residents and fans descending on the rural village to catch a glimpse of the pair.

"Thank you to all of you that sent well wishes for Friday. Was an incredible weekend. The Coronas and The Bogus Brothers were savage yesterday!" he wrote on the Sunday before jetting off to Tanzania.

The couple were so thankful for the town's support that they even issued a letter to the community thanking them for making their day "so special".

And the athlete did not hesitate to splash the cash in his wedding to Amy with the celebrations costing an estimated €70,000. Among those in attendance were dozens of Brian's rugby star team-mates including Paul O'Connell, Shane Jennings, Padraig Wallace, Denis Hickey, Luke Fitzgerald and Johnny Sexton, as well as former Leinster coach Michael Cheika.

Many of the players delighted local fans by remaining in the grounds to pose for pictures and sign autographs.

Amy also had plenty of her famous friends on the guest list, including Chris O'Dowd and co-stars from The Clinic such as Victoria Smurfit, who arrived with her husband Douglas Baxter.