Lottie Ryan on late dad Gerry: 'It's taken me five years to be able to talk about him'
Broadcaster Lottie Ryan has said it's taken her five years to grow comfortable speaking about her late father in the media.
Gerry Ryan died on April 30, 2010 at the age of 53, leaving behind his five children Lottie, Bonnie, Rex, Elliott and Babette.
And while most of them have chosen careers in the spotlight with music, acting and presenting, it's Lottie (29) whose star is shining the brightest as she takes the reigns of her own RTE 2FM radio show The Early Early Breakfast Show on Saturday and Sunday mornings at 6am.
The Ryans will gather tomorrow to remember their late father on his fifth anniversary.
"It's taken me a long, long time because it's not natural to talk about bereavement unless you are talking to members of your family," Lottie told the Irish Sun.
"I'm getting into my groove with my own career so it's something I'm comfortable with now.
"Dad's anniversary is always sad but we celebrate his life as well. We get together and chat, tell stories. There are so many good memories for the family.