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Rosanna Davison returns to honeymoon island Mauritius with Wesley


Rosanna and Wes tied the knot in Summer 2014.

Rosanna and Wes tied the knot in Summer 2014.

Rosanna and Wes tied the knot in Summer 2014.

Rosanna Davison and husband Wesley Quirke may have gone their separate ways for their first Christmas Day as a married couple, but they're jetting off together today to Mauritius, the tropical island where Wes proposed last year.

The former Miss Ireland spent Christmas Day with her family in Co Wicklow while her husband went to his family home.

But Rosanna said he'll be spending plenty of time with her family, including dad Chris de Burgh, after they arrive in the Indian Ocean paradise.

The pair had a big year, getting married in May in a civil ceremony in Dublin's Merrion Hotel before partying in Ibiza.

This trip will mark the Davison family's 20th anniversary of ringing in the New Year in sun-soaked Mauritius.

Rosanna admitted that heading to the beach helps to keep her motivated and avoid over-indulging over Christmas.

"My health habits actually tend to improve during November and December as I go to Mauritius on holiday with my family and husband for New Year's Eve and for half of January," she told the Herald.

"The thought of being in a bikini for a few weeks makes me stay away from the mince pies and mulled wine.

"I'm usually at my fittest and healthiest at this time of the year - I love going into the New Year feeling great."

Rosanna (30) adopted a vegan diet three years ago and had some tasty go-to dishes for Christmas dinner including a nut roast with lentils.

And although most of us languish on the couch over Christmas, fitness buff Rosanna even works out on the big day itself.

"I usually just go for a light jog on Christmas morning as it makes me feel great for the day," she said.

Rosanna has lots of plans for the new year, including the launch of her fitness and diet website.

"I really want it to be a practical website that people can use that will help them in their day-to-day lives," she said.

"People always ask me about being a vegan, like where I eat, what I cook and what to ask for in restaurants, so there will be advice and tips on how I follow a vegan lifestyle."