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Happy together, but we're not talking weddings - Gerald

SOLICITOR Gerald Kean was cooking up something in the kitchen last night – but it wasn't a wedding menu.

Reunited with partner Lisa Murphy, the 56-year-old has thrown cold water over reports the couple will marry this year, or even next.

"Absolute rubbish. Lisa and I are still very much working things through, that's what needs to be done rather than getting married," Kean said.

The couple had been together for six years before they split last November.

However friends were thrilled when they were reunited last month for a 10-day golfing holiday in Portugal.

"Being very good friends, we felt it was worth another try. As for the talk about weddings, that never came from us. There are no deadlines in this relationship.

"We are very close, but when you have been separated for a while, it takes a while to settle back," he said.

Since then they have attended Punchestown Races and last month's VIP Style Awards,



However Lisa was absent last night when the legal eagle donned an apron for long-time friend restaurateur Ann Marie Nohl, who was relaunching her eatery La Rouge in Cabinteely.

Arriving in the kitchen from his second day covering between 1-3pm for presenter Dave Harvey on 4fm, sources close to the lawyer confirmed the couple are back sharing his Brittas Bay home.

Lisa, who is just back from a trip abroad, had been unable to attend last night's sell-out event attended by guests including Kean client Sinead O'Connor.

"I'm doing crab as starter and duck for the main course, but dessert is a surprise," said Kean, who said it was an honour to support Ann Marie Nohl, who recently closed her famed Expresso Bar Cafe on Mary's Road in Dublin 4.

Its regulars included The Corrs, U2, Gabriel Byrne, Daniel Day-Lewis, Jim Sheridan and high-profile politicians such as Mary Harney and Albert Reynolds.

"I liked Expresso, but I always preferred La Rouge," said Gerald.

"However, I never thought I'd end up in the kitchen."