'For someone who had a baby two weeks ago she's amazing' - Aidan O'Mahony gushes about wife Denise Healy
Dancing with the Stars champion Aidan O'Mahony said he couldn't have won the show without the support of his "incredible" wife Denise, who gave birth to the couple's first daughter Lucia two weeks ago.
The Kerry woman accompanied the DWTS winner to Dublin this weekend, for his appearance on the Ray Darcy Show. The couple looked fresh and happy as they arrived at RTE, despite their run of sleepless nights thanks to their new arrival.
Stylish Denise wore a tailored plum suit, while her husband looked dapper in a three-piece suit from Suits Select in Tralee, for which he is a brand ambassador.
Speaking on the programme, Aidan thanked his "incredible" wife, and said he feels very fortunate to return to real-life with his beautiful family following his DWTS success.
"Denise was very supportive from day one. I think out of the twelve weeks she missed two weeks. She came up last Sunday night for the final as well. For someone who had a baby two weeks ago and to come up and support me, she's amazing. She loved it," he said.
"On Monday morning when the show finished I said to myself, my wife is at home, Lucia is at home waiting for me and it was just amazing."
The former Kerry footballer said he is adjusting to life as a new dad and became teary-eyed when speaking about his newborn daughter.
"That's what life is about. I'm a hands on dad. I'm bringing her into the bed and giving her bad habits already. I think she's refusing to go into a cot now and that's dad's fault. I'm loving the sleepless nights and everything," said Aidan.
Aidan, who has returned to work as a Garda in Tralee this week, said his teammates at Rathmore GAA got great amusement out of his raunchy costumes on the RTE show.
"I think the first couple of weeks they thought I was picking my own costumes. I was trying to explain to them that the costume department was trying to take the spotlight off my steps. The clothes were very revealing. They'd have the pictures up on the wall the following week then, but it was good banter."