Friday 21 October 2016

No wedding plans yet for loved-up Michele


Cathal Pendred with girlfriend Michele McGrath
Cathal Pendred with girlfriend Michele McGrath

Michele McGrath and her boyfriend Cathal Pendred might be together for three years, but the loved-up couple have no plans to wed just yet.

When asked if plans were afoot to tie the knot, Michele told the Diary: "No, absolutely not. I'm happy out."

However, the pair are set to spend some time apart as MMA fighter Cathal is jetting off to train for his next bout.


"We've no summer plans just yet. Cathal is going to be in Mexico, his next competition is June 13 so he actually leaves for Mexico next week and he is gone for two months," she said.

"I'm not going to go over just yet because I'm too busy at the moment with my own stuff going on but I will definitely meet him at some stage, probably in California."

"Conor [McGregor] is obviously competing in Vegas so we'll probably go and watch that," she added.

Meanwhile, the Buck's Townhouse hostess is focussing on her singing career with her band Liir.

Kim Hayden and Leanne Moore make up the girl band who are now recording their own music after failing to be chosen to represent Ireland at this year's Eurovision.

"The year is going brilliantly, we just got back from Sweden last weekend where we were recording for a week so that went really well," she said.

"So it's a just a work in progress at the moment but it's full steam ahead on making a record.

"I think that we just decided that Eurovision wasn't meant to be for us this year but we had a good dynamic between the three of us and obviously it's all of our passion to sing so we just decided to continue going.


"It's been kind of great and weird and you just have to keep your feet on the ground because you never know what's going to happen but so far so good and we're really enjoying the whole recording experience.

"There's some really exciting things in the pipeline so fingers crossed," she added.

Meanwhile, Eurovision veteran Linda Martin has also been giving the girls some tips.

"Linda has been really great, she came over to Sweden with us and she looked after everything that we needed," she said.

"She's just been brilliant for advice - she's just had such a massive career in the industry so far so any advice we're getting off her is brilliant."

The 27-year-old recently moved model agencies and is now represented by Andrea Roche.

The brunette beauty attributes her trim figure to her boyfriend's influence.

"Because Cathal is a UFC fighter I do the paleo diet, which is actually really good," she explained.

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