Sunday 18 March 2018

Why Roz and Bressie will stay quiet on private lives

Roz Purcell
Roz Purcell
Kirsty Blake Knox

Kirsty Blake Knox

They have the credentials and cheekbones to become Ireland's next power couple.

But Voice of Ireland coach Niall Breslin says he and model girlfriend Rozanna Purcell are determined to keep their private life - private.

"I am in a relationship with Roz," Bressie confirmed to the Herald.

"But I'm massively private - we both are. I don't want to sound like a gobsh*te but it's not something we like talking about.

"We won't be doing the cover of Hello!" he joked. "That's not our style."

"I know people want to know about it and it's a part of the industry we work in. Some couples use and abuse that, we don't."

'Brozzie' were first linked in October last year.

The couple were spotted having drinks in 37 Dawson Street and seen enjoying several dates around Dublin city centre.

They also share a love of cycling and had participated in several charity cycles.

But they were keen to keep the relationship under wraps.

In July Roz denied she was dating Bressie. "We're not together at all, there's nothing going on," she told the Herald.

But it became increasingly difficult to deny they were dating when Bressie was photographed entering Roz's city centre apartment with the model.

Roz has said she is an intensely private person and doesn't like discussing her relationship status with the media.

While they still may be reluctant to be seen together in public, mná na hEireann will be pleased to hear Bressie is back in the judge's chair for the next season of The Voice of Ireland.

And he's confident this series is going to be bigger and better then ever. "There will be some format changes in the Battle Stages. Obviously we don't have the same budgets as UK talent shows so we have to box clever."

When he's not shooting the series in the Helix, Bressie is getting ready for the launch of charity album Simple Things to raise awareness about mental health in Ireland.

"It's out on November 15 and we have some great people singing on it -- it's made to make an impact," he said.

(The Herald)

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