Jennifer to celebrate her birthday in style as Lau whisks her off to Milan
TV beauty Jennifer Maguire will be celebrating her 31st birthday in style this weekend when she and her longterm beau Lau Zamparelli jet off to Italy's top shopping city, Milan.
Jennifer's birthday fell last Saturday and she said she marked it with a quiet night out with friends, but was delighted when her actor boyfriend surprised her with a romantic getaway.
And the busy Montrose star won't have much time to unpack her bags after her trip, given that she is jetting off again next week to New York to celebrate the Easter break with her siblings.
"I usually hate birthdays," she told the Diary. "I'm not mad about all the fuss and people going 'Happy Birthday' and all the rest so I just had a small dinner with friends and then went for a few cocktails afterwards.
"It was actually a lovely day. There was no (engagement) ring though," she laughed. "He's bringing me away to Milan instead. Apparently we're going to watch a football match while we're over there, it's all very romantic.
"We're going to do the honeymoon without the wedding next January and head off to Sri Lanka and the Maldives for a holiday.
"We'll probably take three or four weeks over there so up until then it will be all work.
"I'm going to New York for a short break over Easter as well to visit my sisters and brother who live there full-time."
And she hasn't ruled out trying her hand at a career in acting, after proving her skills on the current series of RTE's Republic of Telly.
Jen is adamant she won't be quitting her hometown of Dublin anytime soon however.
"I love being able to be creative and do different things. I definitely won't be taking off for London or Hollywood or anything like that though, I'm very happy where I am, here in Dublin," she said.
"I love doing the Real Republic and Behind the Scenes stuff, that's my favourite part.
"I think I've really grown with the show and I'm very lucky in that they're quite good at letting me try different stuff."