Claudine Keane parties with mum Joan at Electric Picnic as she opens up about 'emotional week'
He may have hung up his green jersey for good, but Claudine Keane has not ruled out her family returning to Ireland should Robbie ever want to work with the Irish team.
The Dublin native (36) played his final game for Ireland last week in Lansdowne Road and has returned to Los Angeles to continue playing for the LA Galaxy.
However, Claudine has admitted she is not sure what they might wind up living after LA.
"I think we have to go where his career leads us," she told the Herald.
"He has never hidden the fact that he loves football and wants to be involved. Whether that be in Ireland or wherever it may be. That will be the next journey for us."
The couple and their children Robert (7) and 11-month-old Hudson live in Beverly Hills, but the former model loves coming home.
"I have only been back for a week. I was just here for the game and then a few more days - I stayed on for the weekend. It's a short trip but it's been really amazing. What an emotional week it's been," she said.
The blonde always tries come home and see her pals.
"As time goes on, I've become adjusted to the fact that this is the way it is working out. For any reason, if I need to come back I come back," she said.
"I try not to leave it longer for three months any time. I am definitely a home bird but I always try and get back and see my friends."
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The mum-of-two spoke about when Robbie showed her his statement about his retirement and admitted it almost brought her to tears.
"I knew it was going to be high emotions. He was reading me his statement and I could barely keep myself together listening to it. It's a bit surreal in a way," she said.
"It's hard when you've been doing it since you were a teenager and all this time he has had that responsibility of being the captain and playing for his country - to let that go is very difficult.
"It's an amazing thing, it's a good thing. It's been a lovely weekend. It was the right time and it was great he had the opportunity to be able to thank the fans."
Speaking at the 3Live tent at Electric Picnic, Claudine said it was tough to explain Robbie's retirement to their eldest son.
"I did explain it to him. He didn't understand at first. He sees his dad as a young man. Which he is, he's in his 30s," she said.
"He was saying, 'My dad's younger than most of the other kids' dads in my class.' He got very emotional at the last Euros so I wanted to make sure he enjoyed this and enjoyed meeting the president and walking out for the last time. He was excited about the fans there and he had his little moment himself when he walked off the pitch."