Sunday 17 December 2017

"Aoife turned me down the first time I asked her out," Gordon D'Arcy opens up on relationship with model wife

Rugby star Gordon D’Arcy and his wife model Aoife Cogan talk about marriage, rugby and setting up business together with Ryan Tubridy life on the RTE Late Late Show. Picture: Andres Poveda
Rugby star Gordon D’Arcy and his wife model Aoife Cogan talk about marriage, rugby and setting up business together with Ryan Tubridy life on the RTE Late Late Show. Picture: Andres Poveda
Aoife Cogan & Gordon Darcy

Irish rugby star Gordon D'Arcy has revealed his wife Aoife Cogan is the 'boss' of their relationship.

Five years after first hooking up, the couple gave their first ever joint interview on tonight's Late Late Show.

And the rugby legend joked that his wife of two years, former Miss Ireland Aoife runs the show.

"She's 100% the boss," he said.

"My dad would have given me advice through the years and he always said the lady is the boss."

Aoife explained that she first turned down her husband when they first met several years ago due to the fact that she had a boyfriend.

"Obviously models and rugby players are a bit of a cliche and I'm going to add to that because we met on a photoshoot," she said.

"I asked Aoife out and she said no", he explained.

Aoife Cogan & Gordon Darcy at The Late Late Show, RTE, Dublin, Ireland - 23.05.14. Pictures: Cathal Burke / VIPIRELAND.COM *** Local Caption *** Aoife Cogan & Gordon Darcy

"I was going out with someone at the time. A few years later, I broke up with my boyfriend at the time," she recalled.

Gordon added he had been waiting for her to finally become single.

"A mutual friend told me Aoife was single, I worked up the courage to ask her out for the second time - but I absolutely had to do it. The next day, I rang Aoife and thankfully she said yes. Then, after a few years, we were married."

Cogan revealed her surprise at the change of the modelling industry over the last decade.

"I started modelling about 14 years ago, back then, models weren't written about.

"I did my fashion shows and carried on with my life.

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Gordon Darcy and his wife Aoife Coogan

"When I won miss Ireland, all of a sudden it was- who's your boyfriend? What do you do?"

"I got scared by that and I was young I decided it wasn't for me. I just carried on with my life."

The high profile pair were on the show to promote their new pilates business Form School in Terenure.

"She's my best friend and my wife - we didn't think twice about getting into business together," Gordon gushed.

Gordon D'Arcy of Leinster gets a kiss from Aoife Cogan as he celebrates his sides victory during the Heineken Cup Final between Leinster and Ulster at Twickenham Stadium on May 19, 2012 in London, United Kingdom. Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images

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