Fair City star Jenny Dixon having a 'real lovely time' with TD boyfriend Tom as relationship heats up
RTE's Jenny Dixon has opened up about her relationship with Fine Gael TD Tom Neville, saying they're having a "lovely" time together.
The pair have been dating since November but only recently went public on their romance after a trip to Italy last month.
The Fair City star was accompanied to the Audi Dublin International Film Festival premiere of Cillian Murphy's new movie, Free Fire, last Thursday night by her strapping boyfriend.
They were all smiles on the red carpet as she turned heads in a gorgeous green gown and she said he just goes with the flow when it comes to the high-profile nature of her job.
"It's lovely," she said. "It's all so nice. We're both pretty focused on our careers and we both love being busy. His work is also important to him so he's okay with it."
The actress, who plays Kerri-Ann in the soap, said the past week has been "crazy busy" as in addition to starting rehearsals for the new block of storylines for Fair City, she will also be strutting her stuff on the dancefloor shortly.
She's one of a number of celebrities who have signed up for the Battle of the Stars at Dublin's Intercontinental Hotel on April 8.
Also taking part will be Jenny Buckley, Gerald Kean, Shane Byrne, comedian Eric Lalor and model Karena Graham.
Jenny said she's a huge fan of RTE's Dancing With The Stars and would consider being on the show if the opportunity came around.
"I love dancing, It's definitely a passion of mine, I love it," she said.
"We started rehearsals for the show about a week ago and it was all about learning some basic steps and getting everybody acquainted with each other. It was like speed dating for dancers."
She will have a professional partner as she tries her hand at a jive routine but she has also been given a lip-syncing challenge, as she'll have to mime to a Taylor Swift song on stage.
She will have to fly solo when she goes up against her on-screen husband Dave O'Sullivan, who plays Decco, who has been challenged to take on a Meatloaf song.
"That part of the show scares me a lot. Sometimes I just say 'yes' to these things without thinking too much about it and then afterwards I'm like, 'What have I got myself into?'," she said.
Proceeds from the star-studded event will go towards Breast Cancer Ireland and the actor said that was the impetus for her to get involved.
"It's such an important cause and without sounding like a cliche, I'm in a very privileged position where I'm doing something I love and it's the least I can do."