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Monday 18 December 2017

Mark and I are just pals, says Glenda

Glenda Gilson has rubbished reports linking her romantically to good pal Mark Kershaw.

The 29-year-old model was snapped arm-in-arm with the A1 Team Ireland boss during a night out in town earlier this week, amid claims that this could be her "new man".

However, the Xpose presenter has hit back at the reports and told pals that they genuinely are "just good friends".

"Mark is one of Glenda's best friends. This story about them being romantically involved has been doing the rounds for years now but there's absolutely no truth in it," said a friend.

"She's mad about him but just as a mate, she loves hanging out with him and he always has her back and loyalty is very important to her.

"But she's had enough dramas for the time being and is happy just to remain single for the time being."

Kershaw (29), who was previously engaged to blonde model Lisa Harrison, was one of the people out with Glenda during the infamous 'Rumble in Ranelagh' confrontation with her ex, Johnny Ronan (55), and supported her through the public drama.

She has now vowed to put it behind her and move on with her life, getting a considerable boost last weekend after receiving the accolade for the 'best dressed on the night' award at the Peter Mark Style Awards.

Glenda has also spoken out for the first time about her covert relationship with the property developer, and how the argument between them last month was "not out of the blue".

She also hit back at claims that she was attracted to his lavish lifestyle and said there was always genuine feelings there between them.

"Johnny is great craic. He is great fun. You will have great fun with Johnny. He will do anything for you. He is an older man, he's confident; of course that's what I was attracted to. I had the time of my life with Johnny at the start. After that, no," she said.

mfinn@herald.ie

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