Monday 28 May 2018

Vogue Williams: 'Marriage used to be important to me...it doesn't mean the same thing it used to'

Vogue Williams outside House of Holland during London Fashion Week September 2017 on September 16, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Christian Vierig/Getty Images)
Vogue Williams outside House of Holland during London Fashion Week September 2017 on September 16, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Christian Vierig/Getty Images)
Vogue Williams attends the House of Holland show during London Fashion Week September 2017 on September 16, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Darren Gerrish/WireImage)
Vogue Williams (L) and Spencer Matthews (R) attends the Dolce & Gabbana show during Milan Men's Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2018 on June 17, 2017 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Venturelli/WireImage)
Vogue Williams at the RTE New Season Launch 2017
Vogue Williams with boyfriend Spencer Matthews. Picture: Instagram
Vogue Williams attends the Julien Macdonald show during London Fashion Week September 2017 on September 18, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Jeff Spicer/BFC/Getty Images for The British Fashion Council)
Vogue Williams shows off her fabulously toned figure
Spencer Matthews and Vogue Williams. Picture: Instagram
Vogue Williams attends the Paul Costelloe catwalk show during London Fashion Week at The Waldorf London on September 18, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
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Vogue Williams has described herself as a "brat" as a teenager, acting out after her parents divorce and even getting suspended from school.

In her new book 'Everything', the RTE star (32) recalls her "monster years" as a teenager living with her mother Sandra and her stepfather Neil in Howth, before she moved with her father Freddie who was "way less strict". Williams, who is planning a move to Battersea, London, with her boyfriend of eight months Spencer Matthews, shared tidbits from her debut lifestyle book with the Daily Mail's You Magazine.

Vogue Williams (L) and Spencer Matthews (R) attends the Dolce & Gabbana show during Milan Men's Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2018 on June 17, 2017 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Venturelli/WireImage)
Vogue Williams (L) and Spencer Matthews (R) attends the Dolce & Gabbana show during Milan Men's Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2018 on June 17, 2017 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Venturelli/WireImage)

She rose to public prominence with a starring role on Fade Street in 2010, which was dubbed 'Ireland's answer to The Hills', or at least it was an attempt at it, and has managed to transfer successful modelling career into enviable presenting gigs the small screen both at home and in the UK.

These days, her near-every move is documented evenly by her social media accounts or the paparazzi, regularly sharing loved-up posts with her other half. But there's one topic off limits - the fact that her boyfriend's sister-in-law is Pippa Middleton after Spencer's big brother James wed the royal-by-association in a lavish ceremony in May of this year.

"They’re quite private and they don’t want to be the topic of conversation, so I steer clear of it. I don’t say anything about it at all," she said, when asked about her thoughts on the couple (Vogue was notably absent from the ceremony as Pippa had reportedly enforced a 'no ring, no bring' rule).

"I’m obsessed with his family. His dad [David, a self-made millionaire] has a great work ethic, and I’d happily remain friends with his mum, Jane, even if I never saw Spencer again. I’m totally keeping his parents."

Spencer Matthews and Vogue Williams. Picture: Instagram
Spencer Matthews and Vogue Williams. Picture: Instagram

And family is on the brain for the rising star, who said that she hopes to have a family one day, minus the marriage part after her first marriage to Brian McFadden ended in divorce in 2015 after less than three years.

"We haven’t discussed having children together, we’re only seven months in," she explained. "But it’s important to know what somebody wants, even if it’s not going to happen right now. I don’t think I’d be with somebody if they didn’t want to have children."

"I’m not one hundred per cent sure I want to get married again. It used to be important to me, but it doesn't mean the same thing it used to. But if you’d asked me eight months ago, it would have been an absolute 'no'. I am softening to the idea as time goes on."

Vogue Williams at Virginia Macari's Paradise Collection launch in Marbella. Pictures:Brian McEvoy
Vogue Williams at Virginia Macari's Paradise Collection launch in Marbella. Pictures:Brian McEvoy

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