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Cecelia's so happy, says mum

CECELIA Ahern's proud mother Miriam says her daughter can't wait to get home and begin married life with new husband David Keoghan.

The couple are honeymooning in the upmarket resort of Quinta do Lago in Portugal with their baby daughter Robin following their secret wedding at the Lyons Estate in Kildare.

The newlyweds are said to be staying in the luxury villa of their close pals Yvonne and Ronan Keating and are due to return home later this week.

And despite all the controversy surrounding her millionaire daughter's choice of a strapless wedding dress by American designer Oscar de la Renta, Miriam said the author has no regrets about any of the decisions she made when it came to her big day. "We had an amazing day, it was a really moving ceremony," she told the Diary. "Everyone thoroughly enjoyed it.

"Cecelia was delighted with how it all went on the day. They're both very happy and enjoying married life and what's to come.

"We're all just getting back to normality now." The glamorous granny was sporting a deep suntan of her own last night when she stepped out to the Olympia theatre in a pale blue sundress alongside her partner Terry McCoy.

Other well known names at the opening of The Asylum included Kathryn Thomas and her boyfriend Enda Waters, Brian Kennedy, Paddy Casey, Baz Ashmawy and Glenda Gilson and her new beau Rob McNaughton.