Monday 11 December 2017

'I'd have that initial jealousy, I'm sure, but you'd move on from that' - Vogue Williams opens up on prospect of Brian moving on

Vogue Williams Photo: Damien Eagers
Vogue Williams Photo: Damien Eagers

Vogue Williams has revealed that she would feel "initial jealousy" if ex husband Brian McFadden moved on with another partner.

However, the 30 year old model and TV presenter added that she would also be "happy for him".

Speaking to the Sunday Independent Life magazine, Vogue said, "I'd have that initial jealousy, I'm sure, but you'd move on from that, and I'd be happy for him. He deserves to be happy. But I think he quite likes being single, too!"

The couple met in April 2011, shortly after her father Freddie passed away, and Vogue moved to Australia to be with Brian, who was working in Melbourne on Australia's Got Talent.  They married the following year.

Vogue Williams and Brian McFadden
Vogue Williams and Brian McFadden

Looking back, she feels she may have been running away from her grief.

"I think I just wanted to run after my dad died so I ran to Australia. It's only looking back that I think that, though," she said

"I never would have done anything like that before; it was so out of character. I was always such a planner, so my family were, like, 'What's she doing? What's going on? Her career's gong really well over here; why is she leaving?'

"But I suppose I just ran away from it. At the time, I saw no reason not to. But looking back, I see that I wanted to get away from the grief. I see now it might have been better if I hadn't run, and if Brian had lived in Ireland; I would have been with him anyway, but he lived in Australia, so I went there."

Following her split with Brian last summer, they have worked extremely hard at remaining friends.

"I hadn't been on my own for 11 years. And Brian and I didn't hate each other when we broke up. Then it could be, 'I hate you! See you; I don't ever want to see you again'. But it wasn't like that. And maybe that would have been easier," she said.

"We're working on being really good friends. And it is work. It's not like me and Brian have never had a fight. It was really hard and nothing was as easy as it seemed, us just going out and being friends. But we've made it happen. And maybe it's easier because neither of us has moved on yet, but we're really working on being friends."

Read the full interview with Vogue in today's Sunday Independent Life magazine.

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