Actor Johnny Ward and longtime love Brenda marry in Kildare wedding


A massive congratulations to actor Johnny Ward, who married his longtime love Brenda this weekend.

The couple said “I do” surrounded by friends and family in Kilcullen, Co. Kildare followed up with a celebration in the Westgrove Hotel.

The bride looked stunning in a strapless white ballgown with a bejewelled belt.

While the groom looked dashing in a navy suit styled with a grey waistcoat and navy tie.


Their big day was quite the celebration, with the newlyweds going all out to make sure their guests had a great time.

Performing for the crowd was illusionist Steve Spade, who congratulated the bride and groom on Instagram.

Writing: “That’s a very happy couple. Congratulations again Johnny & Brenda”

There were also plenty of famous faces at the wedding, such as professional boxer Eric Donovan, Home Rescue star Peter Finn, professional wrestler Darragh Trulock, and actor John Sharpson. A certain star even took to the stage, as country singer Cliona Hagan performed at the celebrations.

Singing hits like Dolly Parton’s Nine To Five, and Justin Bieber’s Anyone for the couple’s first dance.


Cliona and Johnny met during the 2019 season of Dancing With The Stars, where they both made it to the final. But despite the fierce competition, the pair struck up a friendship.

Opening up to Sunday World, the actor previously shared his excitement at having the country starlet singing at his reception. Saying: “I can’t wait for that. So many people are really going to be excited for that.”

“Cliona is absolutely massive down here with Brenda’s family and friends. I know they will lose it to see her.”

Johnny Ward and Brenda Murphy Pic: Lili Forberg

Johnny previously spoke to VIP Magazine, revealing the sweet family connection their wedding location held.

“We’re getting married in the same place as Brenda’s parents so it means an awful lot to both of us. It’s a really small, dainty and quirky church. It put shivers down our spine the second we walked in. Afterwards, we’re having the reception in the Westgrove Hotel, it’s beautiful and we fell in love with it straight away. We really can’t wait!” he told us with a grin.

As for what was expected from the big day, he explained: “It’ll be an intimate ceremony, we’re having around 160 people. We’ll have some actors, singers and people from the entertainment business and they’re going to expect to be entertained given what I do.”

Johnny Ward and Brenda Murphy Pic: Lili Forberg

The Love/Hate star has been with Brenda since February 2021 after he ran to her aid when she tripped while out walking on the Curragh in Kildare.

His fiancée runs a salon in Dunlavin, Co Wicklow.

Congratulations to Brenda and Johnny!

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