Kodaline's Steve Garrigan puts tour on hold to support girlfriend Diana Bunici's new project
Diana Bunici’s rocker boyfriend Steve Garrigan may be in the middle of a European tour with his chart-topping band Kodaline, but the Irish hunk is jetting back to Dublin for one night only to escort his other half to the launch of her first book in House this evening.
“He’s such a sweet guy; he’s the most supportive guy in the world,” Diana told the Herald Diary.
“It was very important for me to have him there, even though it means he’s flying in from Paris and then going back out to Frankfurt as they’re in the middle of the tour. He’s been amazing.”
Thankfully, he appears to have forgiven his gorgeous girlfriend (27) after he was hospitalised after helping her with the debut book, The Pursuit of Awesome. The ex-RTE presenter drew on her extensive book of contacts for her first book, which sees her interviewing some 45 well-known figures on how they succeeded in life.
Among those she nabbed for the publication were Rory McIlroy, Laura Whitmore, Hozier, Danny O’Reilly from the Script and of course, her Kodaline boyfriend Steve.
But the part-Moldovan writer told the Diary Steve certainly suffered for her art, given he was hospitalised shortly after helping her with the book.
“Steve was going on tour in America and was feeling sick the day before, but I was like, ‘Listen you have to do the interview now because you’re going to be away for six weeks and I need to get working,” she said.
“I kind of forced him to do it and we found out the next day he actually had pneumonia, and the second he got to America he was put on a drip.”
The pair have been dating for over two years, and Diana revealed that Steve stays with her when he’s in London – but they haven’t quite taken the plunge together and moved in formally.
Musician Steve posted a cute pic of the pair on Twitter this week, saying he was “so proud” of his beautiful girlfriend on launching her first book.
But she will be feeling the nerves when she finally unveils her book.
“I only held it for the first time last night, and I think it must be how a recording artist feels when they hold their CD for the first time.
“It was a totally surreal experience,” she said.
“I’m finally letting people see it, so there’s a mixture of excitement and nerves.”