Lottie Ryan gushes over married life: 'I'm extremely lucky to call Fabio my husband'
Lottie Ryan has opened up about married life, saying it's "nice to have something different" after 13 years with her other half.
The 31-year-old 2FM DJ wed long-term love Fabio Aprile earlier this year in a lavish Italian ceremony after first meeting when they were teenagers. And while Lottie kept her cards characteristically close to her chest, she opened up about adjusting to married life.
She told the new issue of VIP Magazine that she revels in calling him her husband, saying: "It's just nice to have something different when you've been together so long. We were 13 years together when he proposed, so we're together a very long time. I'm extremely lucky to be able to call him my husband, so I started using the term pretty quickly."
And she isn't caving into external pressure from anyone who grills her about her family plans.
"I think it was said once or twice immediately after, but I think it's just ridiculous," she said. "I'm really enjoying what's going on right now. Sometimes there's way too much pressure. People are at you to get engaged then to set a date, then to start a family...we are a family. And we're really enjoying the fabulous time we're having right now. We're trying to take this moment in, we're in no rush.
"It's important to learn to stop and smell the roses. If you're constantly looking to the future, you'll never appreciate what you have and you'll regret it."
While it might be her first Christmas as a married woman, Lottie said they keep her late father Gerry's memory alive every year during the festive season. "We have nothing but good memories and positive vibes at Christmas. My dad loved any kind of holiday, whether it was Halloween or Christmas, our house was always the house that threw the party.
"We have nothing but incredible stories to recount and look back on so he's absolutely there in whatever capacity that is. When he's spoken about, it's followed by laughter and smiles, always."