RTE star Grainne Seoige is facing a battle to hold onto the home she bought with ex-husband Stephen Cullinane back in 2008.
Grainne purchased the Kilmacanogue, Co. Wicklow pad with the TV3 sports editor for almost €1million after the two tied the knot in 2002 – but now the bank wants it back.
KBC Bank is trying to repossess the plush house, according to The Irish Mirror, which the couple lived in until their split in 2010.
A source revealed: “It’s highly likely the house has fallen into mortgage arrears like thousands of others around the country.”
They added: “Grainne and Stephen are well known but no different to any others who bought property around the boom years.
“They’re like thousands of others around the country.”
The pair were due to appear in Bray Circuit Court in Wicklow yesterday for the hearing, along with several other homeowners, but the case was adjourned until later this year.
The news comes after the mum of one shot down rumours that she will be moving to South Africa to be closer to her rugby coach fiance Leon Jordaan, who set has been dating since October 2011 and plans to marry this year.
“Grainne works here, pays taxes here and has no intention of leaving Ireland at present,” a pal said. “She had been in a five-bedroom house by herself, it was too big for one person, so she decided to put it up for rent. She’s moved to Dublin city centre.”