Friday 24 May 2019

Dublin food blogger Holly White confirms split with husband of two years Andrew Wynne

Holly White with Andrew Wynne in 2018
Holly White with Andrew Wynne in 2018
Holly White and husband Andrew Wynne.
Melanie Finn

Melanie Finn

Top Irish blogger Holly White has confirmed she has parted ways from her businessman husband Andrew Wynne.

The 35-year-old announced the sad news on her social media earlier this week and when asked about it, she told the Diary: "I won't be speaking any further about it."

The well-known lifestyle blogger revealed the news of the split on her Instagram page and told her followers in a brief statement that she and the 'Dragon's Den' businessman were no longer together.

"A life update from Andrew and I. We are no longer together as a couple. The details of our relationship are naturally private but I am happy to say we remain close and wish only the very best for each other," she said.

She recently posted a picture of pink cherry blossoms with the cryptic quote from American writer Joseph Campbell: "We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us."

The former couple were dating for several years before they tied the knot in a lavish wedding in Mount Juliet in June 2017.

Andrew, whose nut company was featured on the RTE entrepreneur show, proposed to Holly in December 2015 during a dream trip to the Ciragan Palace in Istanbul. He presented her with a bespoke vintage-style engagement ring.

Holly, who penned a best-selling cookbook called 'Vegan-ish' last year, hails from a well-known Killiney family. Her brother Rob White is married to model agency boss Andrea Roche.

She is a regular contributor to TV shows like Xpose and has amassed a huge online following thanks to her popular blog featuring her views on fashion, healthy eating and Veganism.

She studied fashion journalism in London and has turned her hand to a number of career choices over the years, first coming to attention back in 2007 for her title role in the hit RTE mockumentary 'Dan and Becs.'

Holly White with Andrew Wynne in 2018
Holly White with Andrew Wynne in 2018

In recent years, she has gained plaudits for educating her followers on the advantages of 'cruelty-free beauty' and also for promoting Veganism through her blog.

However, she said that she's sensitive to the perception that blogging for a living is a frivolous profession to the outside world.

"I am aware that if you're sitting talking about lipstick or a dress, there are bigger problems in the world and it's very easy for people to say 'this is nonsense', so you are open to criticism," she said.

"Sometimes there can be a perception of bloggers that all they care about is make-up or hair-styles.

"None of them do, but that's just what they're promoting; yet that's how they can be perceived by other people, and it's incorrect."

Herald

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