ANDREA Roche came face to face with her estranged husband PJ Mansfield last night when the pair separately attended a celebrity bash at Lillie's Bordello.
There was a sharp intake of breath among Dublin's social set when Roche, who was socialising with her new beau, Rob White, and Mansfield both turned up at the same club.
The estranged couple, who confirmed their split last month, were careful to stay out of each other's way, with Assets beauty Andrea taking up residence in the club's exclusive library area while PJ and his group of pals enjoyed the festivities in the VIP area.
It was the first time the couple have come face to face on the social scene since their split.
Until now they have been careful to avoid events that would put them in each other's company.
It's believed that earlier this month PJ turned down an invite to the annual GOAL ball in the Burlington Hotel when he learned that his estranged wife and her new man would be attending.
However, the newly single Citywest heir PJ has become a regular on the Dublin social scene following the breakdown of his marriage to the model.
Meanwhile singer Rihanna celebrated her visit to Dublin in style last night when she threw a no- expense-spared bash at Lillie's to mark one of her dancer's birthdays.
The Herald can reveal how the Umbrella singer and her entourage of backing singers, dancers and minders arrived at the Grafton Street venue shortly after midnight to let their hair down ahead of Rihanna's gig at the O2 tonight.
The group enjoyed the VIP treatment, with club bosses cordoning off an entire section of Lillie's for the exclusive bash, which continued into the early hours.
Security was tight throughout the night, with several bouncers guarding the door to ensure the Barbados-born beauty was not disturbed. She made the most of her night on the tiles, dancing to all the biggest hits alongside pals.