Donal Skehan and wife Sofie purchase their first family home


Donal Skehan has shared the news of his and wife Sofie’s first home purchase.

The chef has kept his followers updated on their journey to home owners sharing many of the struggles they incurred along the way.

But reaching the light at the end of the tunnel, Donal shared news of the pair’s first home purchase. Sharing a snap of the excited couple as Sofie held the keys to their new home.

Captioning the post: “We got the keys! Our first home! It’s been 17 years as renters and today we are finally bloody homeowners!”

“The last few years have been madness as we’ve moved home to Ireland from LA with 4 house moves in 3 years with 2 kiddos (oh and that whole pandemic yoke!!!). With so much uncertainty it’s exciting to finally put down roots close to home.”


Opening up about their path to homeownership, the Dubliner wrote: “There’ve been many sleepless nights and stress over the last year or so trying to get it all done, definitely a story for another day, so let’s just say we are very grateful to have the keys in our hands today!”

“Huge thank you to everyone who has been on the journey with us. Time to get cracking on how to turn the very cute shell of house into a home and dream up some kitchen & veggie garden plans! YEOW!”

The couple received plenty of congratulations in the comment section.

Dancing With The Stars judge Arthur Gourounlian joked: “I am beyond proud of you you beauties. But onto the serious stuff. As you know, RED is my favorite color so that would be great for my room. I’ll furnish myself it’s ok YAY”

TV architect Dermot Bannon wrote: “Well done guys!!”

Fellow chef Ree Drummond a.ka. The Pioneer Woman commented: “Yay!! Congratulations, you two!!!”

Donal Skehan, Sofie SkehanBack in April 2022, Donal revealed he and Sofie had secured a mortgage.

Replying to a follower who is also on the house hunt he said, “We’ve literally just got mortgage sorted and begun the hunt! Will always be dreaming of the pool house in Palm Springs but it’s gonna be Ireland for now and a big believer in fate and we’ll find the right spot for us when the time comes!”

Congratulations to the pair!

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