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Joanna returns to work in UK as Conor stays put


Conor Murray and model Joanna Cooper

Conor Murray and model Joanna Cooper

Conor Murray and model Joanna Cooper

She was front and centre alongside her other half in Dublin as they arrived home to the glory of winning the Grand Slam, but Joanna Cooper has left Conor Murray in Dublin and gone back to work in London.

The Derry girl (24) has been living in London for the last few years after she represented Ireland in the Miss Universe competition in 2015.


Her trip home was the first time the couple had gone public with their relationship, surprising many of their followers with a candid snap of them looking cosy in celebration of Ireland's Six Nations win.

But Conor (28) and Joanna are going to have to put up with a long-distance romance for the time being as the beauty revealed she has flown back to the UK.

However, it might not be long before the pair are back in each other's arms, as the model hinted she will be going on a sun-kissed vacation soon enough.

Sharing a photo of herself, she wrote: "Back to work today...but not for long" along with an emoji of an airplane and a bikini.

It has only been a few weeks since Joanna returned from her most recent vacation to Dubai.

Conor whisked the blonde off on the trip as part of the rugby team's celebration of their victory.

They were joined by several other players and their other halves, including Rob Kearney and his girlfriend of four years, Jess Redden.

Jess and Joanna have become good friends since she started dating Conor at the beginning of the year, meeting up regularly.

Joanna's career has taken her to several glamorous locations over the years.

She is represented by an agency in Paris and she most recently posed for a photoshoot on the Cyclades islands of Greece and shared a picture with her fans of the "dreamy" view.

She recently posed for one of her raciest shoots yet, modelling for lingerie company Agent Provocateur in a peach-coloured get-up with a floral pattern.

She worked hard at the Miss Universe competition, jetting off to Las Vegas to compete against dozens of other ladies just one week after she was crowned Miss Universe Ireland.

The former journalism student turned heads at the international competition and her look was compared to that of British model Cara Delevigne.


"I was the smallest, I always am, but I came back more confident in myself. I was always with these amazing, tall glamorous girls, but I still felt I fitted in," she said of her time in the competition.

"I didn't feel isolated, I felt I belong. The president assured us we all deserved to be there."