Doireann Garrihy has taken on plenty of new ventures in the past year. From buying her own home, joining the presenting team on Dancing With The Stars, and embarking on a new romance with comedian Mark Mehigan.
Now the 2FM star is opening up about their relationship, praising her new beau for being so supportive as she takes on the presenting world.
Telling The Sunday Independent that she wasn’t exactly looking for love after her split from ex-boyfriend Paddy Wilson, but happened across it.
“You’re doing your own thing, and the likes of Dancing With The Stars comes along, and all is going great, and I’ve met someone now who is amazing,” the 30-year-old explained.
As for how their romance began, Doireann confessed they connected on Instagram, with a classic slide into the DMs.
“I followed him, I will admit. He followed me back. But he DM’d first. These are very important details,” she shared.
Gushing about her new man, Doireann raved about the peaks of seeing someone who is also in the comedy world. Saying: “He just completely gets what I do, is so supportive of it all, and I feel like I’m the same with him. Can bounce anything off him, and vice versa.”
“He gets it. And he’s a great pep-talker. Because you know, things are fairly mad at the moment. He just is the most naturally funny person I’ve ever met. And will find humour in anything.”
Sharing how they help each other through stressful times in the showbiz world, Doireann explained: “If he’s having a day where he just wants to be miserable and give out about things, I’ll be great to say, ‘OK, but we have this, and we have this and we have this to be grateful for’. And he’ll do the same for me.”
Describing Mark as “the right person”, the Dubliner admitted that “It’s the first time it’s ever been, I think, that genuine.”
Speculation of a romance between Mark and Doireann began when the pair spent a weekend away together in Powerscourt Hotel at the beginning of December. Both shared the same picture of Doireann enjoying a glass of prosecco to their Instagram stories.
After much speculation, the pair confirmed their romance going Instagram official at the beginning of January. Sharing a snap of the pair celebrating during the Christmas season, and the rest is hisory.