Tuesday 16 January 2018

Valentine's proposal ... after 7 years I won't be holding my breath - model Naomi

Naomi Cullen. (Gerry Mooney)
Naomi Cullen. (Gerry Mooney)

IF fashion model Naomi Cullen gets her way she will be the next Assets beauty to join the brides' club.

The only hitch is her boyfriend of seven years has yet to pop the question.

Naomi watched as good pal Aoife Cogan married rugby star Gordon D'Arcy in a lavish ceremony last summer, while Sarah Morrissey is engaged and Karen Fitzpatrick is set to walk up the aisle in May.

Now, the glamorous red-head Naomi is hoping that her boyfriend will surprise her with a Valentine's Day proposal.


Model-turned-business owner Naomi is in a long-term relationship with Richard Smith, director of Dublin Club 92 in Leopardstown.

Although she is not holding out much hope for a proposal this week, the 28-year-old is looking forward to settling down with her man as she plans to start a family in the near future.

"A surprise might be on the cards this week, I know that he's the one but there is nothing planned," Naomi told The Diary.

"After seven years, nothing has happened so I'm not holding out much hope," laughed Naomi.

Naomi, who is an ambassador for Irish Premature Babies and also runs her own princess parties business for little girls, is also hoping to become a mother in the next few years.


"I am definitely thinking of having kids and would like to have loads and loads of babies.

"I love working with kids and have worked in creches as well as being closely associated with childrens' charities.

"Now it's just about trying to get my boyfriend to decide to have babies," added the Leopardstown native.

Naomi became ambassador for the babies' charity after she was rushed to Holles Street Hospital three years ago with what was an expected ectopic pregnancy.

It turned out to be an ovarian cyst but Naomi was touched by the level of care she experienced at the maternity hospital.

And it became a cause close to her heart when her friend had a premature baby two years ago.

As part of her ambassadorial role, Naomi will be taking part in the annual motor bike challenge – Ride Out – for Irish Premature Babies. The purpose is to raise vital funds for life-saving equipment which will go to neo-natal intensive care units and special care baby units around Ireland.

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