Muireann O’Connell doesn’t feel “pressure” to have a wedding

Muireann O’Connell Pic: Evan Doherty for VIP Magazine

Muireann O’Connell has been chatting wedding plans.

Or lack thereof.

The Ireland AM host has admitted that she feels zero pressure to walk down the aisle.

Instead, she is content to stay engaged for as long as she wants.

Her partner, who stays out of the limelight, popped the question two years ago. However, there are certain aspects of her life that have made her feel different about a white wedding.

Speaking to the Sunday Independent, she admitted: “Since Dad died, I think it would be weird for Mum to do my wedding without him.

“She’d love the day, but she’d like it to be 20 people in the registry office. But I don’t feel any pressure to have a wedding.”

Last year, she told the Sunday World that she was in no rush to walk down the aisle.

Muireann O’Connell Pic: Evan Doherty for VIP Magazine

“I’ve never thought about getting married so I don’t waste any energy on it. I haven’t thought about anything to do with it,” she confessed.

“I hope to someday be able to buy a house. That’s something I would care about in life, so the wedding isn’t something I lose any sleep over.

“It’s only something that’s brought up by his parents and my mam and friends. They all just want a bit of a party!”

She previously talked to VIP Magazine about her milestones.


“Much like the way we look at a child to see if they have reached their milestones, I looked at myself and went, ‘oh god!’,” she tells us.

She explains that her “adult milestones” include owning a home adding: “I’m in a rented house with my partner without a kid, without a dog, without any real ties.”

“I’ve never made a huge commitment and that was one thing I sort of realised when I turned 40. That my fear of commitment is a big deal. I’m trying to rectify that now.”

Of course, she is in the midst of wedding planning. Something she quickly brushes off, she’s not a planner, she reminds us.

Muireann O’Connell Pic: Brian McEvoy

She hasn’t “purposely” been putting her wedding planning on the long finger.

Instead, she admits: “I do think what’s the point in having a wedding if you don’t have a house to go back to? So I’m like, let’s concentrate on one thing at a time.”

“It will happen at some stage,” she assures us.

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