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Saturday 1 October 2016

Model Irma is 'over the moon' with pregnancy

Irma Mali is on a ‘babymoon’ in Ibiza with her partner, firefighter Barry Maguire
Irma Mali is on a ‘babymoon’ in Ibiza with her partner, firefighter Barry Maguire

Top model Irma Mali is 18 weeks pregnant with her first child with boyfriend Barry Maguire and is "feeling fantastic".

The Diary can reveal that the well-known beauty has jetted off to Ibiza for a 'babymoon' with her other half, shortly after telling their friends and family of their happy news.

She's the latest top model to get pregnant, with Sarah Morrissey and Karen Fitzpatrick also expecting.

Lingerie

Looking at recent on-set snaps of Irma it is hard to believe she is pregnant.

The Lithuanian-born model (33) hasn't started showing yet and was modelling lingerie only recently.

Her agent, Jules Fallon from 1st Options, said Irma is feeling amazing as she gears up to welcome a sibling for her 13-year-old daughter, Nikoleta.

"She is over the moon with joy. She looks and feels fantastic," Jules said.

Irma has been dating firefighter Barry for the past two years after meeting him through mutual friends.

She recently hinted that things were getting serious between the pair - asked if their future together involved the pitter-patter of little feet, she answered "you never know".

The well-known model, who previously dated Danny O'Donoghue from The Script, has been living in Ireland for over 10 years, after coming here to start a new life with her daughter.

She is one of Ireland's busiest models and said she rarely has a quiet spell as she's so in-demand.

Life wasn't always so charmed for Irma though, who also had a part in Game of Thrones.

She recently opened up about her childhood in Lithuania, saying that after her father passed away aged just 39, she had to go and pick berries to sell at a market just to make ends meet.

Struggle

She said it was often a struggle for her hard-working mum to keep food on the table for her and her brother - but that the experience only made the family stronger.

Stunning Irma went on to train as a chef for five years before moving over to Dublin with her former partner.

Determined Irma has said that her tough upbringing has made her appreciate her current life even more.

"I am grateful for all I have and everything I have achieved," she said.

"Life is never just good, there are ups and downs and that's OK."

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