Rose Rita quits US to move in with Daithi
HIS RTE colleague Ryan Tubridy's relationship with former Rose Aoibhinn Ni Shuilleabhain may have ended in tears, but it certainly hasn't deterred Daithi O Se from moving his own relationship up a gear.
The Diary can reveal how the up and coming Montrose star has just moved in with his American girlfriend Rita Talty (27) whom he first met while judging the 2008 Rose of Tralee contest, where she competed as the New Jersey Rose.
Rita, whose parents hail from Clare, has just made the move to Dublin in order to make her romance with the Kerryman work.
"We've moved in together, it's all going very well," he revealed this weekend. "The mammy has met her and totally improves of her. That's important. She's a very good judge of character.
"We'd been going out for a while since I was over in the States filming for TG4 but we didn't want to make a big deal of it at the Rose of Tralee and take the spotlight from the winning Rose."
Daithi was speaking on Brendan O'Connor's The Saturday Show, on which he was interviewed alongside his new The Daily Show co-host Claire Byrne.
Claire revealed how she has not yet met Rita, but is extremely impressed with her cooking skills, given that she sends in baked goods for the programme's team.