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Holly and Richie split up due to 'different priorities'


Holly Carpenter

Holly Carpenter

Holly Carpenter

holly Carpenter and Richie Sadlier have called it quits after just five months of dating.

The former Miss Ireland (25) and the RTE soccer pundit (38) have recently gone their separate ways because they are in "different places" in their lives.

"Holly and Richie had a good relationship and they still care about each other but they are in totally different places right now," a source close to the couple told the Herald.

"There's 13 years between them so they realised that they have very different priorities.

"Now that she's single again, Holly just wants to focus on work for the next couple of months."

Holly and Richie began dating last December after they met on a night out in Dublin and quickly hit it off.

The Raheny woman previously had a romance with The Coronas frontman Danny O'Reilly, which ended last November after just under a year.


The model and musician were private about their relationship and were rarely seen together in public.

Danny previously dated former MTV news presenter Laura Whitmore, who he was seen having a catch-up with over Christmas - just weeks after his split from Holly.

The Andrea Roche model dated rugby star Cian Healy for two years.

"You learn a lot about yourself when you are single," she has previously said.

"I have become more independent."

Holly's jewellery line will be released later this year.