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My pals are all getting hitched but I've no plans to wed - Nadia

TOP model Nadia Forde may be head over heels in love with DJ boyfriend Mark Noble, but she has ruled out tying the knot.

The brown-eyed beauty revealed to the Diary how she is "very cynical" when it comes to the issue of marriage -- and can't see herself walking up the aisle.

Although her model pal Pippa O'Connor is getting married to Brian Ormond later this year and Sara Kavanagh has moved in with boyfriend Alan Byrne, Nadia's more than happy cruising along with her FM 104 presenter boyfriend.

"It wouldn't bother me in the least if I never got married," she said. "I would be more than happy to settle down with kids and do that whole thing and never have the ceremony. There have been so many people getting engaged lately, everyone's talking about marriage, but I have never been one of those girls who dreams of having the big white wedding. It has never been one of my goals.

"I love the whole planning aspect of getting married and I have been helping my friend plan her wedding for Carton House in March but, as for doing it myself, it's not on my agenda. I suppose it's because I'm very career-oriented and I concentrate on working so much."

That's not to say that she would turn down her other half if he ever did go down on bended knee and popped the question.

The pair, who have been friends for years, have been dating for 18 months after meeting through the Dublin radio station and have been inseparable ever since hooking up.

"You can never say never. Myself and Mark are very happy, we moved in together a while ago and it's going great," she continued.

"The funny thing is that this weekend, I'm going off on a hen's party to Edinburgh and he's going away on a stag the same weekend so a lot of our friends are taking the plunge. But it's not on the cards for us."

And she revealed that moving in with her other half wasn't something that the pair deliberately planned when it came to the future of their romance.

"It just kind of happened that I was staying over in his nearly all the time anyway and one day we were like, 'why don't we just get a place together?' as it just made more sense," she said.

Nadia beat off competition from a legion of fellow beauties to claim the title of Best Irish Model from showbiz website entertainment.ie.

She has also joined forces with Georgia Salpa and Hayley Ryan to help launch a new online Lynx game.

-- MF