Storm Uechtritz: 'It's taken a while to get used to the attention here'
Ronan Keating’s girlfriend Storm Uechtritz has always seemed comfortable in the limelight, but she has revealed that it took her a while to get used to the attention.
The 34-year-old has worked as a producer on reality TV shows like The X Factor and The Voice but she admits she initially found it tough having the camera turned on her when she started dating Ronan.
“I’ve been really cautious about it, I’ve taken my time to be completely honest because being a TV producer you’re no fool to that world and you don’t have rose-coloured glasses,” she told the Diary.
“You see it for what it really is, and if anything that’s something that worked against things in the beginning for me because I wasn’t sure that I had thick enough skin.
“It’s been an interesting little excursion, it goes with the territory and I’ve accepted that but I’m still getting used to that,” she added.
The pair have been dating for almost three years now and are currently searching for a base in Ronan’s home town so they can be close to his children, Jack (16), Ali (14) and nine-year-old Missy.
“I’m not driven by that, that’s why I’m looking for a farm in Dublin, I don’t want to surround myself with that kind of lifestyle,” she said.
“I just want peace and calm and happiness and animals and all the things that I value in my life.”
Storm is excited to secure a base here soon and can’t wait to start picking out furnishings.
“I love interior design – I built a home myself in Australia and it took me three years. It was next to the beaches in Sydney and it was an amazing project,” she said.
“I sold it when I moved to London, but the whole process of building your home and picking everything yourself like couches, curtains …
I just love that.
“It’s another form of creativity and I was doing that while working full-time in Australia.
“You sit in bed at like two o’clock in the morning and you’re picking paint,” she continued.
“I think most women like doing that. It’s nesting and I’m very house proud – I like to have a very clean, tidy, immaculate house.
“Even when the kids are at our house in London, they’ll open up a cupboard and they see things are all colour coordinated and they’re like, ‘Oh my god’.”
“It’s just the way I am, I guess,”