star Kelly Donegan
has hit back at suggestions that her relationship with her TV housemate Dave Behan is a showmance.
(22) dumped her boyfriend of three years when she was filming the show and hooked up with personal trainer Dave (26) in front of the cameras.
When asked if she was still with Dave after the show she said: “Yep, crazy. Everybody keeps saying that it’s showmance but it’s not.” And Kelly and Dave also publicly announced their relationship at the weekend when they changed their statuses on Facebook. She said: “We made it official yesterday [on Facebook]. He’s my other half, Oh my God.” Kelly is not keen to talk about her ex-boyfriend but she revealed that they are still talking to each other and that they are on good terms.
She believes the relationship was on the rocks before she joined Tallafornia and that she has never been happier. Kelly is also hoping that her ex-boyfriend is not watching the TV3 reality show.
She told the Ray D’Arcy
show: “We are still friends, still on talking terms so it’s good. I was really honest with him and he knew the full story. I went into the show and I was having so much fun. Things were kind of on the rocks before that anyway so everything was brought to the surface.
“In that house there’s no escaping any of your feelings. I’ve never been happier.” Kelly’s housemate Cormac Brannigan did not find love on the series - and Natalie Geraghty revealed that nothing happened between her and Phil Penny during filming.
Presenter Ray D’Arcy also got the cast laughing in studio when he made a catty remark about their pal Nikita Murray. During a chat with Cormac he said: “Yourself and Nikita sort of had a little bit of a thing going and then who stepped in there? Was it you or just everyone?”