It's getting serious: Nadia Forde lands glossy magazine spread with rugby beau Dominic Day
Things are definitely hotting up for beautiful Irish model/singer/star Nadia Forde and her rugby beau Dominic Day.
When I said last week that they were serious (she brought him to Dublin), your diarist didn't realise just how serious.
This epiphany occurred a few days ago when Nads told me exclusively that she and Mr Day are doing OK! magazine together in the UK. Let's hope there isn't a curse of OK! magazine, like there seemed to be with Hello! magazine: couples would be photographed in their amazing homes where they would proclaim undying love, then promptly split up not long after the magazine hit the shelves.
This won't happen with Nadia and Dom of course because, above all else, the Irish beauty who has made her mark in London maintains a refreshingly Irish sense of humour.
"By the way, big oval balls are better", Nadia texted me in reference to my joke in last Sunday's column about her swapping a passing interest in men with small white balls (ie the golfer she was, once upon a time, romantically linked with, Rory McIlroy) to loving men with big oval-shaped balls (ie the rugby player she is head over rugby heels with, Dominic Daly.)
I asked Nadia, after years in the relationship wilderness, is Dominic The One.
"We'll wait and see," she replied.
Don't be over-cautious, I told her, be brave in the affairs of the heart.
"I'm getting there," she answered. "I just shot a spread with him for OK! magazine yesterday [Monday]. So I must be getting more open to it. But it is baby steps."
There is a tentative plan for a holiday at Christmas after Dominic finishes his game on St Stephen's Day in England with his team Bath.
As for Team Nadia, it's all good. The work is piling up internationally for the one-time star of ITV's I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here.
Mercifully, the men's dirty washing isn't piling up for her - as the Dubliner and her Welsh lover have yet to move in together.
"No," she told me. "I'm in London and he's in Bath. Well, right now he's in Wales for World Cup training. But we split our time between Bath and London."
I teased her that they'll be engaged by Christmas.
"No way!" she laughed. "We got to live together first. Baby steps! You're scaring me!"
I'm scaring myself.
Sunday Indo Living