Ryan Tubridy shares that he never wanted to be a “showbiz Dad”

Ryan Tubridy is well known for being very private with his personal life. The Dad of two girls, with his ex-wife Anne Marie Power, he has always sought to keep his daughters out of the spotlight.

However he has revealed that his girls have taught him so much. Speaking recently on the Senior Times podcast about his two girls, Ella who is 21 and Julia who is 15 he shared; “They’re young women but they teach me. Talk about being curious. Their curiosity feeds mine, feeds theirs.”

The Late Late host also spoke about how proud he is of them; “To their mum’s credit and to the girls’ smarts and abilities, they are thriving.”

“I couldn’t be happier. I couldn’t be more proud. They’re the be-all and end-all.”

In particular Ryan shared that it was a conscious decision to keep the girls out of the public eye;  “Myself and their mum agreed about that from day one that this wasn’t going to be about a showbiz dad or anything like that.”

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This desire for privacy also means that for Tubridy he has no plans on ever releasing a memoir. Host of the podcast, Mike Murphy asked him about it and Ryan did not seem keen; “I’d say I’ve seen a lot and I’ve experienced a lot more than people will ever know, because I’ll never write a book and I’ll never talk about everything in my life, because there are too many people involved in it, in my family and other people’s families.”

“I think that’s between me and my conscience. It feeds into my desire for privacy because anything I’ve done that I regret, I have to live with and I wouldn’t discuss it.”

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