Saturday 16 December 2017

Gerald Kean and Lisa Murphy to spend Valentine's Day apart

The couple attend the opening night of Steel Magnolias at The Gaiety Theatre in Dublin in September.
The couple attend the opening night of Steel Magnolias at The Gaiety Theatre in Dublin in September.
The glamorous pair attended the VIP Style Awards 2012 in The Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin, earlier this year.
The couple are seen here at The Saturday Night Show in January of this year, talking for the first time about how their home was burgled and Lisa's engagement rings were stolen.
The couple attend the Straywave Christmas party last year, the production company behind reality TV show Dublin Housewives, which Lisa starred in.
The couple became engaged in 2009 but it emerged last week that the engagement is over.
Lisa Murphy and Gerald Kean at the 2011 VIP Style Awards
The couple arrive at the Paul McCartney at the RDS two years ago. A source close to beauty salon owner Lisa said friends were aware for a while that a split was on the cards.
The couple attend the the funeral mass of Stephen Gately in Septebmer 2009. Gerald had acted as Stephen's solicitor.
Lisa and Gerald got engaged in 2009 in the Residence private members' club. Apparently friends cheered and champagne corks popped as the two spoke of how in love they were.
The burglary at their home in 2011 slowed things down on the wedding front, according to Gerald at the time. "To be honest, the robbery set it back," said he said. "It's tough because we had the perfect ring picked out and now we're trying to pick out another one, which isn't easy in this day and age."
Lisa attends the Boyzone celebration of 15 years in the music industry with a Late Late Show special dedicated to the five Dubliners.
The couple, seen here at in event in Cork in 2007, had been tipped to have a wedding that would have been the celebrity event of the decade.
The couple are pictured here at the Miss Ireland 2008 finals at Crown Plaza Hotel in Dublin. Earlier this year, Gerald bought Lisa a sports car and invited 160 friends and family to celebrate her 40th birthday.
Barry Egan

Barry Egan

Solicitor explains that his 'darling Lisa' will be in Dubai on work related matters for cosmetic surgery group.

Sadly, Ireland's most talked about – and talkative – solicitor will be bereft on Friday, as his beloved will be away on business.

"My darling Lisa," Kean told me, referring to his wife-to-be Ms Murphy, "is in Dubai for the week on a work-related matter for The Hospital Group." He added that he will going to Cork on Valentine's Day to be a guest speaker at his rugby club, Cork Constitution, before the big league game against their neighbours Dolphin.

When I asked whether there was any news of a date for that other big local derby in Cork – his long awaited nuptials to Ms Murphy – he answered no but they'll "decide shortly".

When I asked Mr Kean whether the nation could draw any conclusions from this apparent indecision about what will surely be the wedding of the year, he replied: "No. It's going to happen."

Gerald – who was in Shanahans On The Green last Friday with Harry Beauchamp, a consultant in Blackrock Clinic and a longtime friend who helped Kean when he was sick last summer – is a man of his word. And I'll hold him to it.

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