Newlywed Mairead Ronan (nee Farrell) has hit out at critics who have questioned her choice to take her husband’s name in marriage.
The tv star tied the knot in a stunning ceremony in Tipperary in June and she says she always intended to become Mrs Louis Ronan afterwards. She changed her surname the day after their nuptials, which caused quite a stir online.
But the Today FM host has hit out anyone who has criticised her choice, stating it’s not something they should concern themselves about. “I wanted to change my name. It was a big deal for me,” she said.
“I know some people were giving out that I did, but it’s none of their business.”
She added: “Louis didn’t care but he still calls me Mairead Farrell, but I wanted to do it. It’s great now that women have a choice – if they want to change their name they can, and if they don’t want to they don’t have to.”
Mairead also opened up to The Diary about her big day, and said that although she had a fabulous time, she’s glad the wedding stress is over. “Louis took the hit on most of it, he was brilliant in taking the front seat during preparations,” she admitted.
When it comes to having kids with her new hubby, the 35-year-old – who is already mum-of-one to little Dara (8) – hasn’t ruled it out. “We’re only back from our honeymoon but I’ve a lovely boss in Today FM who is hilarious and asked if I was pregnant as soon as I came back to work,” she joked.
Mairead also recently discussed the prospect of having her own radio show, which she says is definitely not on the cards.
“I did go through phases of hoping I might do my own show some time, but now I don’t,” she revealed.
“I’m very happy with what I’m doing and that when I go home I don’t have the same stresses and worries some people have.”