Friday 15 December 2017

Lucy Kennedy: My idea of romance is a takeaway in pyjamas

Lucy Kennedy & Richard Governey
Lucy Kennedy & Richard Governey
Lucy Kennedy

TV presenter Lucy Kennedy and husband of 13 years, Richard Governey, will be celebrating their Valentine's Day with a takeaway.

The host of Late Lunch Live on TV3 told that working full-time with two children means there's little time for romance.

"I'm totally boring, I'm a married working mother-of-two. this year, we'll be taking it easy, staying in and probably treating ourselves to a cheeky takeaway," she said.

"Because we work every day, we'll both be in our pyjamas. We may go all out and even watch a movie."

The 37-year-old added that this year will be extra special as it's her daughter Holly's first Valentine's Day and her son Jack (4) will be hand crafting his cards for the family.

"Jack will be getting a card for mummy, he doesn't know what it is of course. He blushes if myself and Rich hug and kiss. Everything is 'gross' when it comes to girls," she added.

"I haven't had any bad ones thank God, I've always been a long-term relationship, and myself and Richard are together for 13 years. The best times were certainly during the courting days, pre-babies. Then, we would have found time for dinner. But ll of them have been good with him.

"A friend of mine was dumped on Valentine's Day, thankfully she didn't get back with him after!"

She has been co-hosting the TV3 lunchtime programme with Martin King and praised his relationship with wife Jenny McCarthy, one of Ireland's top photographers.

"Martin and Jenny are the most romantic couple in Ireland," she explained. "They are so romantic and in love. It's lovely to see and if anything, they're more romantic than ever after so many years together.

"Every weekend, I ask what they've done recently that's romantic."

Kennedy added that she's happier than ever on the programme and has no immediate desire to add to her already heavy workload.

"I think I'll stay put and I'm settled in now. It's Monday to Friday, so it's a lot. I would do more tv if it was Blind Date, but I've been pitching that for years an got nothing!

"I've been offered some weekend work with Sunshine Radio, the weekends are precious. That's when I become a boring mu, and I go to IKEA and Woodies DIY.

"Jack understand that on Mummy and Daddy are home on Saturday and Sunday. Holly, on the other half is only one and a half, so she doesn't have a clue. I go to the shop to buy milk and its as if I've been gone for years!"

Lucy is an ambassador for One4All, who recently conducted a survey of Irish people's best and worst Valentine's gifts.


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