Monday 23 July 2018

Yvonne Connolly dazzles on red carpet with boyfriend John Conroy in Berlin

(L-R) Yvonne Connolly and John Conroy attend the 'The Happy Prince' premiere during the 68th Berlinale International Film Festival Berlin at Friedrichstadtpalast on February 17, 2018 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
(L-R) Yvonne Connolly and John Conroy attend the 'The Happy Prince' premiere during the 68th Berlinale International Film Festival Berlin at Friedrichstadtpalast on February 17, 2018 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
(L-R) Yvonne Connolly and John Conroy attend the 'The Happy Prince' premiere during the 68th Berlinale International Film Festival Berlin at Friedrichstadtpalast on February 17, 2018 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
Yvonne Connolly at the annual ISPCC Brown Thomas Fashion Show at the Intercontinental Hotel. Picture: Kieran Harnett
John Conroy and Yvonne Connolly at U2's concert at Croke Park. Picture: Steve Humphreys
Dream date Yvonne Connolly
Yvonne Connolly and boyfriend John Conroy. Picture: Instagram
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Yvonne Connolly was the doting partner to her long-term boyfriend John Conroy in Berlin.

The former model (44) was by Conroy's side as he joined the lead cast and crew at the premiere of The Happy Prince at the Berlin International Film Festival, beaming as they walked arm in arm on the red carpet.

The mother-of-three, who has been dating the cinematographer for five years, added some edge to an Old Hollywood inspired hair and makeup look, with an embellished black button down jumpsuit.

Despite their lengthy relationship, Yvonne said they had no intention to wed as both have no intention of adding any more children to their brood of nine - John has six and Yvonne has three from her marriage to ex-husband Ronan Keating.

(L-R) Yvonne Connolly and John Conroy attend the 'The Happy Prince' premiere during the 68th Berlinale International Film Festival Berlin at Friedrichstadtpalast on February 17, 2018 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
(L-R) Yvonne Connolly and John Conroy attend the 'The Happy Prince' premiere during the 68th Berlinale International Film Festival Berlin at Friedrichstadtpalast on February 17, 2018 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

"I love the bones of him, he's an amazing man, but we've no interest in changing our relationship," she told RSVP.

"The reason why we're not getting married is because we have nine children between us, we're not going to have any more children, and we both have our families.

"It's not that I don't believe in marriage, it's just that I don't believe in marriage for us. For younger people who want to start a family, it's the thing to do and the right thing to do.

"It's a lovely way to bring up children in that environment, but for us it's just different circumstances so it's not for us," she said.

John Conroy and Yvonne Connolly at U2's concert at Croke Park. Picture: Steve Humphreys
John Conroy and Yvonne Connolly at U2's concert at Croke Park. Picture: Steve Humphreys

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